Kung Fu Tea: Innovating Bubble Tea

By Rachel Lu |

You can never go wrong with the rich flavor of a honey milk tea, or the refreshing taste of a mango green tea. No matter what season, Kung Fu Tea has a beverage that fits everyone’s palette. Nestled in the center of Riverside, Kung Fu Tea offers a cozy atmosphere while serving up a variety of unique drinks! 

Kung Fu Tea Origins

Kung Fu Tea was founded in Queens, NY on April 30, 2010 and quickly became one of America’s largest bubble tea brands, with over 350+ locations nationwide. Kung Fu Tea strives to be innovative with their flavors while also ensuring quality taste, using premium tea leaves handpicked from Taiwan and freshly sourced ingredients/juices. Tea is freshly brewed every 3 hours, and the “bubbles” in the bubble tea are cooked every 2 hours. Kung Fu Tea also founded National Bubble Tea Day, which lands on April 30, (the day of their founding date), allowing people across the US to celebrate the unique experience of bubble tea. 

What is Bubble Tea?

Bubble tea, also known as “pearl tea” or “boba,” is a Taiwanese drink, usually consisting of a milk and tea base mixed with fruits. What makes bubble tea so unique are the toppings – the most important being chewy tapioca pearls, also known as boba. Bubble tea became popular in Japan and Hong Kong in the early 90s, but soon became widespread in North America through international traders. Today, bubble tea consumption rivals that of popular drinks such as coffee and soda. 

Best Sellers

Kung Fu Tea offers a variety of different drink experiences, ranging from their classic milk teas to refreshing slushes. A popular choice among customers is the beloved Kung Fu Milk Tea – a blend of earl gray tea, cane sugar and milk powder. Another fan favorite is the mango green tea – a perfect refresher after a long day. Kung Fu Tea also offers Milk Caps, drinks that feature a thick layer of foam topping. The Honey Tea Cap is made with sweet longan honey and layered with a creamy and subtly salty Milk Cap. Kung Fu Tea also makes refreshing slushes, their most popular slushes including classic flavors such as the strawberry slush, Oreo slush, and taro slush. Customers looking for a drink without milk can try freshly brewed teas such as the Lychee Black Tea or the Sunshine Pineapple Tea, all made with freshly squeezed juices. Kung Fu Tea also offers seasonal specials, so make sure to check their website for more information regarding these seasonal drinks! 


Though small, Kung Fu Tea provides a comforting environment that is perfect for hanging out with friends and family. The premise is very clean, and there is plenty of outdoor seating. Kung Fu Tea is located in a quiet and peaceful plaza, meaning there is no need to worry about bustling crowds. Kung Fu Tea also provides a variety of board games that customers can play with while sipping on their drinks. 

Business Information

Address: 3678 Central Avenue Suite 102, Riverside, CA 92506

Phone Number: 951-254-9609

Website: https://www.kungfutea.com/