A Taro Berry Burst boba is the perfectly paired with a bubble waffle topped with bananas and Nutella.(Photo by Kathy Tran)

Craft Boba Tea, formerly inside Zapp Kitchen, has a new storefront, and the business has expanded to include healthy drink options.

“I’ve always loved drinking bubble tea,” owner Ashley Singharaj says. “I just want to bring the fun back into bubble tea. I want people to know that you can make your bubble tea a healthier drink option and not consider it a dessert.”

Singharaj has experience in the health business. After working as a senior-level health care auditor, she realized she wanted to do something she was passionate about.

“I was fed up working for corporate, and I wanted to work hard for myself,” Singharaj says.

At Craft Boba Tea, she uses sugar cane instead of fructose in her bubble tea.

“I don’t want people to feel guilty drinking our drinks,” she says. “I want them to feel like it’s refreshing.”

Craft Boba Tea also added fresh-pressed juices and smoothies to the menu. Smoothies are made of fruits with no sherbet, sorbet or purees.

The Simply Green smoothie blends spinach, banana, mango and orange juice. The Vision juice boasts carrot, orange, pineapple and ginger, and the bright red Detoxifier juice features beet, carrot, lemon, ginger and apple.

Some of their Favorite Signature Drinks are the Mango-Passion Burst, Thai Milk Tea, and Taro Berry Burst. The Taro Berry Burst stars taro, strawberry-flavored milk tea and strawberry-popping boba. 

“My favorite is the Winter Melon milk tea,” Singharaj says. “It tastes like caramel.”

Craft Boba Tea

6105 Greenville Ave.

Hours: Monday–Friday,

7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday,

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Craftbobatea.com