3 months ago
bobaguys: These are our New Year’s resolutions, what are yours?

bobaguys: These are our New Year’s resolutions, what are yours?

4 months ago
bobaguys: Boba Guys Doge

bobaguys: Boba Guys Doge

4 months ago

bobaguys: We shot this when we visited Singapore. It’s called "Teh Tarik" which literally means pulled tea. When we tried it, it didn’t go over so well so for now, we’ll leave it to the pros.

4 months ago
bobaguys:
Ichi-go Ichi-e: one chance, one encounter.
The phrase harks directly from Chado—the Zen way of tea. It means when we sit down for tea, alone or with another, all we have is this one, this single chance meeting. It has never existed before. It will never exist again. So let’s be fully present to it. Drinking tea in this manner improves our awareness and leads to more mindfulness in every facet of life.
We are currently offering our own Boba Guys Blend of looseleaf black tea, exclusively at our Mission shop. This is the same great black tea blend that we brew for our original milk tea in our own store, but now you can brew it at home! Just add milk.

bobaguys:

Ichi-go Ichi-e: one chance, one encounter.

The phrase harks directly from Chado—the Zen way of tea. It means when we sit down for tea, alone or with another, all we have is this one, this single chance meeting. It has never existed before. It will never exist again. So let’s be fully present to it. Drinking tea in this manner improves our awareness and leads to more mindfulness in every facet of life.

We are currently offering our own Boba Guys Blend of looseleaf black tea, exclusively at our Mission shop. This is the same great black tea blend that we brew for our original milk tea in our own store, but now you can brew it at home! Just add milk.

4 months ago
bobaguys:
Brains & Creativity: A Work In Progress
Along with the first rainfall in what seemed like months, this past Tuesday, San Francisco also welcomed Chef René Redzepi to town. The founder and head chef of Noma, the current number two on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, came to the Castro Theater to present his newest work. The book, A Work in Progress, actually is more of a visually stunning collection of three works; one part cookbook, one part coffee-table collection and one part personal journal. The journal aspect was the heart of Tuesday evenings talk highlighting personal narratives of failure, fear and most importantly creativity. 
Lars Ulrich of Metallica introduced the night by discussing how he tried to answer Redzepi’s question “What is creativity?”. Ulrich’s essay “Unafraid,” which is the introduction to the book series, answered just this. Regardless of the medium, creativity comes from overcoming fear; from being unafraid. Redzepi took the stage shortly after and in between a tidal wave of unexpected profanity, he shared select intimate stories from a surprisingly low point in his life. 
From this pit, he shed light on some moments where creativity somehow flourished. “Trash Cooking” was an exercise in using ingredients that would normally just be thrown out during the winter in Copenhagen. Example? Lamb’s brain. The chefs spent days learning about this forgotten part: figuring out what it was made of, how it functioned and how it was used in other cultures. After many failed ideas and attempts, like having the skull be the vessel of plating and frying it in thin slices like bacon, Noma tried a ‘brain spread.’ The brain was pureed, ridding it of any textural turnoffs, and served with grilled pieces of bread. After much work, the brain ultimately became a “Trash Cooking” success. 

"If we’re not failing, it means we’re not pushing hard enough." 

To balance failure, perfection, and innovation is an obsessive process. Redezepi said, “Success is a marvelous thing, but it can also be dangerous and limiting…We’d always put all our efforts in people and creativity not commodities.”
Having fun, giving a damn, and working hard everyday seems to be the key to keeping creativity and innovation alive. While it’s bold to compare ourselves to any of Rene Redzepi’s work, the themes and philosophies highlighted in A Work in Progress are what we, at Boba Guys, are trying to strive for in our own small scale evolution. A constant evolution of ultimately learning how to be unafraid. 
-Marnie & Gordon

bobaguys:

Brains & Creativity: A Work In Progress

Along with the first rainfall in what seemed like months, this past Tuesday, San Francisco also welcomed Chef René Redzepi to town. The founder and head chef of Noma, the current number two on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, came to the Castro Theater to present his newest work. The book, A Work in Progress, actually is more of a visually stunning collection of three works; one part cookbook, one part coffee-table collection and one part personal journal. The journal aspect was the heart of Tuesday evenings talk highlighting personal narratives of failure, fear and most importantly creativity. 

Lars Ulrich of Metallica introduced the night by discussing how he tried to answer Redzepi’s question “What is creativity?”. Ulrich’s essay “Unafraid,” which is the introduction to the book series, answered just this. Regardless of the medium, creativity comes from overcoming fear; from being unafraid. Redzepi took the stage shortly after and in between a tidal wave of unexpected profanity, he shared select intimate stories from a surprisingly low point in his life. 

From this pit, he shed light on some moments where creativity somehow flourished. “Trash Cooking” was an exercise in using ingredients that would normally just be thrown out during the winter in Copenhagen. Example? Lamb’s brain. The chefs spent days learning about this forgotten part: figuring out what it was made of, how it functioned and how it was used in other cultures. After many failed ideas and attempts, like having the skull be the vessel of plating and frying it in thin slices like bacon, Noma tried a ‘brain spread.’ The brain was pureed, ridding it of any textural turnoffs, and served with grilled pieces of bread. After much work, the brain ultimately became a “Trash Cooking” success. 

"If we’re not failing, it means we’re not pushing hard enough." 

To balance failure, perfection, and innovation is an obsessive process. Redezepi said, “Success is a marvelous thing, but it can also be dangerous and limiting…We’d always put all our efforts in people and creativity not commodities.”

Having fun, giving a damn, and working hard everyday seems to be the key to keeping creativity and innovation alive. While it’s bold to compare ourselves to any of Rene Redzepi’s work, the themes and philosophies highlighted in A Work in Progress are what we, at Boba Guys, are trying to strive for in our own small scale evolution. A constant evolution of ultimately learning how to be unafraid. 

-Marnie & Gordon

5 months ago
Boba Guys has a brand new site: http://bobaguys.com
Follow us on Tumblr: http://bobaguys.tumblr.com

Boba Guys has a brand new site: http://bobaguys.com

Follow us on Tumblr: http://bobaguys.tumblr.com

5 months ago

bobaguys: We hired Captain Jean-Luc Picard to help us announce the arrival of hot drinks at Boba Guys. His favorite on the menu? Tea, earl grey hot.

5 months ago
Some like it hot.
5 months ago
6 months ago

Boba Guys managed to get a tiny shipment of world-famous Sunny Hills pineapple cakes from Taiwan.

Only the freshest and finest ingredients are chosen:

  • Each and every pineapple is carefully selected, hand peeled and cut before being crafted into a luscious homemade paste.
  • Sunny Eggs® from the famous Sunny Eggs Taiwan farm renowned for using classical music to inspire the breeding process.
  • Gourmet baking flour from Japan
  • Pure, natural New Zealand Butter