MILKLAB serves organic boba milk tea made fresh with real ingredients. MILKLAB stays true to their core values every step of the way: with only the best quality in their offerings, maximum customer and employee satisfaction, and an inviting, fun atmosphere with amazing aesthetics.
Wed – Thur | 11am – 8pm
Fri | 11am – 9pm
Sat | 10:30am – 9pm
Sun | 10:30am – 8pm
Sandy Puishan Lam and Bin Chen met and became close friends when they attended North Carolina State University.
Bin was a chemical engineering major, and Sandy studied fashion and textile management with fashion development and product management concentration. Bin is from Fuzhou, China. Sandy is from Hong Kong, China, which ironically, are both areas renowned for its popular, high-quality teas. Their parents actually went to the same high school which they never knew until recently!
Families and friendship are the most important parts of their lives, and they were interested in bringing something fun and fresh to families and friends throughout the Triangle. They started to notice an increasing cultural movement and interest in Asian cuisine — specifically Asian desserts.
When they went on a trip to Thailand and China, they experienced an incredible street food culture with some of the most outstanding foods they’ve ever tried. They knew they wanted to introduce this exciting new food culture to the Triangle, and also noticed that there aren’t any non-powder based, organic boba tea establishments in North Carolina.
By offering the finest teas and ingredients, they knew this was an excellent opportunity to enlighten local friends and families with a perfect marriage of art and food.
They initially started experimenting with recipes in their apartments. Every recipe and all products are created personally by them. Once they had recipes that were fresh, organic, and great-tasting, they opened MILKLAB.
Despite the fears of the unknown, they believe that their success will always be attributed to staying true to their core values every step of the way: only the best quality in their offerings, maximum customer and employee satisfaction, and an inviting, fun atmosphere with amazing aesthetics.