Quali-tea Boba

Hunting & Gathering

BY OLIVIA LIANG SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY AUG 23, 2019

Bubble tea has seeped its way into mainstream hangouts and now 21-year-old Charisma Davis has opened Teas Days in Gulf Gate, selling the Taiwanese “textured drink” experience to parched persons around town. These hot or cold drinks have a tea base enhanced with textures and toppings, and customizable choices every step of the way. Choose classic teas like jasmine, oolong or green tea, or sweeter milk teas like thai, honeydew, matcha or lavender flavors. Then add regular Boba, tapioca-based pearls that sink to the bottom, or Bursting Boba—miniature juice balls that pop when bitten—with flavors like strawberry, mango, honey or lychee. And then there are the toppings: syrups, nutella, fruit, candy, ice cream or even more Boba. 

Teas Days also offers specialty drinks like lychee sangria, Bursting Boba-filled White Claws or mimosas, and side snacks to munch: acai bowls, macaroons, avocado toast and puffles, flavored waffle tacos filled with ice cream. And in case that variety isn’t enough, anything can be infused with CBD. With Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Thursdays and monthly events with DJs, comedians and even movie premiers, Charisma welcomes suggestions on how to expand and evolve the space, “making [Teas Days] more than just tea.” Stop by Teas Days to create your own custom bubble teas, and customers who mention this SRQ article will receive 10% off their purchase. 

Photo courtesy of Charisma Davis.

Teas Days, 6517 Superior Ave., Sarasota, 941-312-5192, @teas_days.

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