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Boba chain Tiger Sugar to open first Virginia locations in Centreville, Annandale

Boba enthusiasts anxiously waiting for the popular Tiger Sugar boba chain to land in Northern Virginia will finally have the opportunity to try its specialty drinks soon.

One Tiger Sugar location is set to come to 5704 Pickwick Road in a Centreville shopping center best known for housing Sō Korean BBQ. Signage at the window did not indicate an exact opening date but announced that the shop was accepting hiring applications.

Tiger Sugar’s second Northern Virginia location is slated to be at 4363 John Marr Drive in Annandale’s EastGate Shopping Center next to thrift store B-Thrifty and K Market International. The Annandale location will be housed with L&L Hawaiian Barbecue and a beer garden in the same storefront, both of which have yet to open as well, according to Annandale Today.

An exact opening date was also not made available for this location.

Originating in Taichung, Taiwan, Tiger Sugar is best known for its black sugar bubble tea made using a “proprietary” eight-hour cooking method, its website says. Tiger Sugar’s drinks are especially popular on social media, where online users show off their creamy concoctions lined with brown, hand-poured syrup streaks reminiscent of “tiger stripes.”

Since its launch in 2017, Tiger Sugar has expanded to over 50 storefronts across the U.S. but has yet to come to Virginia, which makes these two openings particularly noteworthy for locals.

Tiger Sugar did not respond to FFXnow’s request for comment before press time.