In April 2013 UCLA seniors Vincent Ho, a double major in Political Science and International Development Studies, and David Mangold, a Business Economics major, got advice from David’s family friend to start a boba shop. Beyond being just a good business opportunity, they knew it would be a way to continue to work together, avoid the corporate grind, and do something for their fellow students in the UCLA community. Since their graduation in June 2013, they’ve worked hard to realize their dream with tenacity towards quality of product and generosity to all students that look to Koala Tea for a break.


Today, Koala Tea continues its devotion to the UCLA community by employing UCLA students and recent alumni, offering sponsorships and fundraising opportunities to student organizations, and, of course, delivering only the best milk tea.