Tapista serves delicious high-quality boba tea drinks inside shops with a "cute and girly" interior based on a "French diner" theme. Featuring special homemade tapioca pearls cooked in brown sugar syrup with the longest cooking time in Japan and tea specially blended by a tea expert for their drinks, Tapista has already proven to be very successful, with two shops in Tokyo, two in Chiba Prefecture, shops in Osaka, Toyama, Shizuoka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, in addition to a hybrid cat cafe/boba tea shop in Kyoto.

Tapista's Shimotakaido shop, now open for takeout only. | © PR Times, Inc.

Since self-quarantining is making it hard for many of their customers to enjoy their tapioka (the Japanese term for boba tea drinks) in their beautiful cafe decor, Tapista has decided to bring the Tapista experience to your doorstep instead!

"Take it Teasy" at home

Now you can order Tapista's Ouchi de tapioka ("boba at home") kit, complete with all the ingredients you need to make boba for six. They'll ship it to any address in Japan for 3,150 JPY plus tax, delivery free of charge.

Kit contents

kokutō tapiocal pearls (for 6)

  • Taiwan-made large tapioca pearls
  • Brown sugar for boiling
  • Brown sugar for stewing
  • Tapista premium kuromitsu syrup (using Okinawan kokutō)

Tapista Premium Milk Tea (for 2)

  • Tapista original milk blended tea pack
  • Secret formula milk powder
  • Brown sugar

Uji Matcha Latte (for 2)

  • Premium Uji Matcha Ichiban-cha
  • Sweet syrup

Select Kuromitsu Milk

  • Tapista premium kuromitsu syrup (using Okinawan kokutō)
  • Kuromitsu milk powder

Drinkware (6 cups)

  • Tapista logo plastic cups
  • Lids
  • Pastel pink super-thick straws


  • Tapista original goods: each kit contains either coasters, paper napkins or take-home bags, selected at random
  • Tapista free topping coupon (valid at Tapista shops)
  • Secret recipe book
  • Campaign leaflet

In addition to the complete kit, you can also order separate regular or kokutō 黒糖 (brown sugar) tapioca drink kits 480 JPY each (6 portions).

Tapista Premium Milk Tea

The rich flavor of the tea leaves is accentuated by Tapista's trade-secret milk powder, essential to their rich milk tea taste that fans love. The popular milk tea is delicious enough to be enjoyed even in hot weather.

Uji Matcha Latte

Uji Matcha is considered the highest quality green tea, and Ichiban-cha is a so-called "new tea" made by picking new shoots, which has a refreshing aroma. Tapista uses rich and sweet milk from Kumamoto Prefecture for their latte, but you can enjoy it with conventional milk or vegan milk of your choice.

Premium Kuromitsu Milk

Tapista's kuromitsu syrup uses brown sugar from Okinawa prefecture, which has strong mineral content, richness, and sweetness. It perfectly brings out the flavor of milk.


To place your order, visit Tapista's special website here.

By - Ben K.