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About Shop Half & Half

The Original Hot Honey Boba & Iced Milk Drinks ®

Half and Half created a whole new different way of making and serving “Boba” and “Boba Drinks.” The way that our Boba is prepared and served is new, fresh, and very different from the traditional ways of serving Boba in tea & drinks. Boba is usually all cooked at once and then served at room temperature or cold throughout the day.

Half and Half is best known for originating and first serving Hot Honey Boba; always served hot in your drink and it is always fresh because we continuously make Boba all day. Boba that has not been served within about 3 hours is replaced with freshly cooked Boba. Hot Honey Boba has a rich infused honey flavor and textures that change as you enjoy your drink. The contrast in temperature between the iced drink and the hot Boba, creates a unique experience where you can taste different textures of the Boba as all the elements blend together. Hot Honey Boba can also be enjoyed with any hot drink too.

Hot Honey Boba is so innovative that it has never been served this way anywhere in the world, including Taiwan. Hot Honey Boba was first served at Half & Half’s first location in San Gabriel, Ca, USA. It has changed the way all Boba lovers perceive and enjoy Boba today. Tea Houses of the old and new have almost all adopted our Hot Honey Boba as the most popular way to serve Boba. We take pride in freshly preparing our Boba with just the right timing and secret recipe to give it the best possible texture to compliment your drink. We carefully select our Boba, imported from Taiwan, made specifically just for Half & Half and can only be tasted at Half & Half.

Iced Milk Drink, a non-caffeinated (no tea) milk-based drink, is an original signature drink of Half and Half Tea House / Tea Express. It is a multi-layered drink, with perfectly blended icy milk on top of delicious drink compliments such as pudding or grass jelly and Hot Honey Boba on the bottom. Iced Milk Drink is unique and never served anywhere in the world before Half and Half’s creation and introduction. Enjoy Iced Milk Drinks in a variety of flavors: caramel, chocolate, strawberry and original flavor (brown sugar).

The Name – Half and Half

Half and Half combines the best elements from different cultures, eastern and western, to create a new and fusion gourmet drink experience. We offer an extraordinary taste with our twist on some traditional favorites and our own innovative blends. Half and Half carefully crafts each and every drink so our customers can taste the difference and quality to set us apart from the rest.

The Logo – Half and Half Tea House / Tea Express ®

The logo is made up of three Chinese words, “ban, ban, tong,” that represent human characters drawn by creative Chinese calligraphy.

A man with a spoon, a women and a pair of chopsticks, a laughing and jumping child with a knife and fork (from left to right). Together these characters represent the mission of Half & Half, to create and offer the best possible drink experience to every man, woman, and child from any background and any culture.

Half and Half Tea House & Express places emphasis and focus on people. We believe in the importance of creating a positive environment for everyone, including our customers, employees and the community. Our goal is to create a workplace where employees can have great teamwork and to be courteous, polite and willing to help one another; to be loving and caring to each other, to the customers, to all living creatures, and to nature and the environment. We hope we can promote the message of being earth friendly and people friendly, on top of providing great customer service and drinks!

History of Half & Half:

In 2008, the first Half and Half Tea House opened in the San Gabriel, CA. To ensure that we only use the best “Boba drink” ingredients, Half and Half carefully exams, tests, and selects every ingredient we use. Our main ingredients all come from Taiwan, where Boba and Boba Drinks originate. Our primary drink ingredients are exclusive to Half & Half only, and are of the highest quality and standards, never sacrificing anything for lesser substitutes.

In a short time, Half and Half‘s drinks, and our signature Iced Milk Drinks and Original Hot Honey Boba became very popular. Soon after, Half and Half trademarked the slogan “The Original Hot Honey Boba and Iced Milk Drinks”® and our distinctive Half & Half logo ®. With the constant emergence of competitors, locally and worldwide, who try to imitate Half & Half’s tastes and method of crafting Boba Drinks, Iced Milk Drinks, and Hot Honey Boba, it is of the upmost importance for us to strive for high quality ingredients as well as high standards of quality control. This way our customers can distinctly taste Half & Half’s original flavors vs. imitations. Half and Half has greatly changed and influenced the culture of the traditional Boba & Boba drink industry since its inception.