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A Popular Malaysian Boba Tea Shop Will Open in Dallas-Fort Worth

Cult-favorite chain Daboba is plotting a Texas expansion

Two hands holding tan drinks in clear cups with tapioca pearls (boba) at the bottom
Honey boba and caramelized brown sugar teas await at Daboba
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Malaysian chain Daboba, known for its caramelized milk teas and other boba drinks, is headed to Dallas.

Back in May, the chain announced plans for a major expansion across the United States, and Dallas is on the list. Daboba has not yet announced where its locations will open in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, but it is expected to make its Texas debut before the end of 2021. The rapidly growing chain, founded in Malaysia in 2018, is also plotting locations in Houston, San Diego, Miami, and New York.

Daboba is known for its freshly made tapioca pearls and decadent drinks like the roasted brown sugar pearl fresh milk, a tea that’s loaded with brown sugar boba and topped with a layer of brown sugar that is caramelized with a torch. Classic fruit teas, cheese teas, and yogurt-based drinks are also on the menu, along with honey-soaked boba served in golden milk tea.

When it arrives, Daboba will join a seriously crowded field of boba tea shops in the region, including locally born favorites like Fat Straws and major chains like Tiger Sugar, Kung Fu Tea, and Sharetea.

Stay tuned for more details on Daboba’s debut in Dallas-Fort Worth.