The classic boba options at Rendezvous – milk tea and Thai tea – have some new competition. UCLA Dining Services branched out regarding boba drinks, introducing residents to green milk tea, Vietnamese coffee, and this winter quarter, horchata.
The horchata drink has been the real talk of the town. Horchata is a traditional dessert drink commonly enjoyed in Spain and Latin America and is made with almond, barley, milk and cinnamon as some of its primary ingredients. This drink can be mixed with fruit or seeds, but at UCLA, students can get horchata with boba. To investigate the craze, Mojo went to Rendezvous and asked students what they really thought.
- “I get horchata depending on my mood. It is definitely not a drink I would get every day though because it is really sweet.”
– Janine Adviento, fourth-year psychology student.
- “I love it. It’s sweet and I love cinnamon, but I guess it could be thicker and creamier.”
– Alex Arenas, second-year psychobiology student.
- “I’ve had traditional horchata before and this definitely doesn’t compare, but some horchata is better than no horchata. Also, this is probably the only place you can get horchata with boba.”
– Luis Melchor, third-year political science student.
- “I give it a three out of five stars. It’s a little too watery but it’s still good.”
– Eduardo Lopez, third-year spanish and linguistics student.
- “Where I grew up, milk tea boba was everywhere. Horchata is a good change from the basic milk tea drink I always get. It has a different kick to it.”
– Darien Lee, first-year business economics student.
- “This is my favorite boba drink at Rendezvous. That’s why I am drinking it right now.”
– Savannah Krause, first-year communication studies student.
- “I’m not much of a cinnamon person but this horchata is good. I recommend people to at least try it once.”
– Devanshi Mehta, first-year business economics student.
- “I’ll get the milk tea or Thai tea boba when I’m in the mood for boba. If I’m in the mood for Mexican food, then horchata boba is the obvious choice of drink. It just goes well together.”
– Grace Reego, first-year psychobiology student.
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