The Ultimate Guide to Boba + Tea in Tuscaloosa

Boba Tea
Bubble tea makes me smile like that too. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for The Bama Buzz

Need a boost of caffeine, but coffee makes you jittery? Try tea! Tea is a great alternative to coffee and other stimulants since it has half the amount of caffeine as your average cup of joe. 

We have all the deets on tea in Tuscaloosa and which flavors you should try.

Tea in Tuscaloosa

Boba Tea In Tuscaloosa
Getting chat-tea with and friends. Photo via The Bama Buzz

Tuscaloosa might be known for Alabama football games and artsy film festivals, but did you know it’s also home to some of the best tea shops for you to chill out at? 

1. BobaMania

If you love fresh and unique flavors, then you’ll def want to try BobaMania. As the first boba shop in t-town, they take pride in their craft. While you’re there, try our favorite flavor: Taro milk tea. Its tea-riffic!

  • BobaMania: Website | Menu
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30AM-9PM | Sunday 12:30-7:30PM
  • Location: 1914 University Blvd Suite C, Tuscaloosa, AL

2. UPerk

UPerk is a coffee shop with a variety of tea options. From chai to green tea, they have all the tea flavors you love. Our favorite is Lady Grey, an Earl Grey milk tea sweetened with honey.

If you try it, let us know @thebamabuzz on Instagram.

  • UPerk: Website | Menu
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30AM-8PM | Saturday 8AM-8PM | Sunday 2-8PM
  • Location: 405 20th Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL

3. Heritage House Coffee and Tea

If you love simple artisan tea, then you should try the roasted almond tea at Heritage House. This coffee and tea shop is a T-town classic.

  • Heritage House: Website | Menu
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30AM-5PM | Sat 8AM-6PM
  • Location: (Towncenter) 700 Towncenter Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL | (riverfront)  2370 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL

4. Turbo Coffee

Although Turbo mainly has coffee, you shouldn’t miss out on their tea menu. Wanna spice up your tea palate? Try the Golden Latte—a turmeric tea with milk.

  • Turbo Coffee: Website | Menu
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 8AM-5PM | Sunday 9AM-4PM
  • Location: 2010 8th St, Tuscaloosa, AL

5. Just Love Coffee Café

We just love the tea this shop has to offer. Are you a tea lover with a sweet tooth? You don’t want to miss their sweet matcha tea.

  • Just Love Coffee Café: Website | Menu
  • Hours: Saturday–Sunday: 6AM–5PM
  • Location: 2531 University Blvd, Ste 100, Tuscaloosa, AL

Check out these restaurants with tea options

  • Mr. Chen has fun milk tea flavors like peach flower and honey green tea. Check out their menu to find your favorite.
  • Cheesecake lovers can find cheesecake milk tea at Lai Lai Restaurant.
  • If you like classic flavors, then you don’t want to miss out on Fuku Ramen’s red bean milk tea.

Did we miss your favorite tea shop? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know.

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