Vegan Boba Tea Debuts in Japan

Until August 31, beauty brand Botanist will offer specialty boba teas from a stand inside its in-store café in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Japan. One of the two options is fully vegan and features a blue-hued pea milk tea base dotted with brown sugar tapioca balls sourced from Taiwanese shop Bull Pulu. Botanist will only serve 100 cups of the specialty boba teas per day. The beauty brand also offers a number of vegan food options at its café, including pasta dishes, waffles, and desserts. In March, Botanist added the vegan Sakura Burger to its menu in celebration of Japan’s “Sakura” (Cherry Blossom) festival. The burger features a soy patty that is topped with vegan cheese, a pink-hued sauce colored with beets, and fresh vegetables that come sandwiched between cherry-colored buns made with sweet potatoes.