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Best Boba Pearls

After a lot of bad boba, peppering boba scientists with questions, and trial and error, here is a review of top boba brands.

What makes good boba pearls:
Chewiness: Chewy, but not mushy
Ability to soak in flavors: the boba is like tofu in the way it soaks in flavors like brown sugar, honey, simple syrup, etc.
Consistency: Sometimes store bought packages of boba lack consistency.

The Best Chocolate Chip Scone and Some Alternatives

The Preface: I love chocolate scones. I really don't care about fruit scones and get really annoyed when I accidentally pick up a currant scone, thinking its a chocolate chip one. A majority of chocolate chip scones are shitty. They're either too tough and crumbly or too mushy and cake like. Below is a list of some of the best chocolate chip scones I've had. 

I apologize in advance for the crappy photography. I was getting impatient and just wanted to eat...

The Best Boba in Austin, TX

Bubble tea is great, especially in Texas heat. At a price of $3.50 a pop, you want to get what you pay for. Here's how I judge boba.

Judging Boba - 
Boba should be chewy, but not mushy, and definitely not hard. It should have some flavor- whether it's brown sugar or honey.

Judging Tea -
It shouldn't be under or over-steeped. Also, powder is not preferred - it defeats the 'tea' part of bubble tea.

Best Coffee in Austin, TX

I've scoured the most hipster parts of Austin in search for the best latte. I've spent countless nights studying at Bennu, and mornings getting pick-me-ups at Mozart's. I go out of my way to try new coffee shops- even if I feel like they're going to be bad. Essentially, this is a coffee list compiled of blood, sweat, and tears. Enjoy!