Boba drinks may all look alike, but a lot are flavored with artificial powder or syrup. But Little Bean uses real fruit and fresh taro in their drinks, says makalive45. The little tapioca balls are always fresh, never gummy, and on weekends they have mini-bobas. Also check out the shaved ice: $2.50 for a huge portion, with fresh toppings.
Former boba professional AquaW (who used to work at Tapioca Express) says the best milk tea is at Aloha Boba, where they brew your tea to order, by the cup. You can taste the difference between their stuff and the pre-made tea elsewhere.
Little Bean [Inland of LA]
18415 Colima Rd., at Batson, Rowland Heights
Little Bean [Artesia-ish]
18902 Norwalk Blvd., at Cerritos, Artesia
Aloha Boba [Pasadena-ish]
666 Huntington Blvd., at Shamrock, Monrovia
Board Links: BEST Boba EVER!!!