The emergence of the popularity of Boba Tea in the U.S. started in the 1990’s and has grown steadily since then. Yearly Boba is projected to grow by 7.3% for the next 3 years. Boba tea shops are popping up all over the U.S. There are now Boba tea shops across the U.S. including Sharetea, Kung Fu Tea, Coco Fresh and Juice, Fat Straw, Teapioca, Teassert Bar just to name a few. Many of these shops use artificial bases to flavor their boba teas.