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Coffee & Tea

Next food supply shortage: Boba on the West Coast

Melanie Wong | Apr 13, 202112:24 PM     1

"Shipping containers from Asia are piling up at West Coast ports, delaying the arrival of much of the country’s supply of chewy tapioca balls. Boba wholesalers say their orders of boba just aren’t arriving, and they have no idea when they’ll get them. That means boba tea shops all over the Bay Area — and the rest of the country — are running out of their namesake boba.

'In the next week or so, tapioca will be a luxury because no one is going to have it,' said Tommy Huang, senior sales manager at Hayward’s Leadway International, Inc., one of the biggest boba suppliers in Northern California."

Boba shortage: Bay Area and the rest of the U.S. may soon have no bubbles for tea

Most boba shops source their chewy tapioca balls from Asia — and the shipping...

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