Anime and manga-themed boba tea shop is opening in Tampa

There’s no shortage of boba tea shops in the city of Tampa, and greater Tampa area. The newest one to arrive in the area, Manga Tea, will be an anime-themed boba tea bar that also serves up a ton of mochi ice cream.

Manga Tea owner Matt Pengatakoon made the announcement on Facebook: “Happy to announce I’ll be opening up Florida’s first anime themed boba tea shop @mangatea_tampa right here in Carrollwood. We’ll be opening up right after the new year! Excited to share my concept and bring together the anime community. Please go follow the page and share!”


An official address is still TBA. Follow Manga Tea on Instagram for updates. The term manga is used in Japan to refer to both comics and cartooning. Some of the most popular Manga titles include One Punch Man, Berserk, Naruto, Death Note, and Bleach. The local of classic anime such as Akira and My Neighbor Totoro are longstanding, and continue to influence art and cinema today.

Side note: St. Pete is set to host its first ever Anime Convention and it will include a TikTok Film Festival.

The brand new tea shop should open in early 2023. We’re excited to see what flavors will fill out the mochi ice cream list.

If you need a boba fix right now, we highly recommend you pay a visit to Filipiniana Philippine Cafe for a slice of ube cake and some sensational boba tea. Dang Dude on Sparkman Wharf is also serving up great eats and transfixing boba

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