Global Taiwanese Bubble Tea Chain Ding Tea To Open In San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall

July 15, 2021

A global Taiwanese bubble tea chain with more than 1,000 locations, Ding Tea will soon open its first San Diego outpost within Fashion Valley Mall. 

Ding Tea was founded in Taiwan in 2004 by Xu Wei-Xiang and there are now over 1,000 stores across Asia, Europe, and North America. With four branches already open in the San Diego area, the newest location will open this September on the second floor of Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley. 

Like other area outposts, Ding Tea Fashion Valley is owned by Nick Truong, who has lived in San Diego for over 25 years. The new site will have indoor and outdoor seating and a menu of Taiwanese bubble tea, juice, coffee, slushees, and dessert. 

"Our goal is to have a huge variety of selections and be one stop shop for shoppers at Fashion Valley after a long day of shopping," explained Ding Tea owner Nick Truong. "Whether they are craving boba, teas, coffee, slush, sweets, etc., and on top of that, we will have a whole line of Fashion Valley exclusive desserts, coffee, and drink mixtures that customers can choose from."

Ding Tea will be located on the second floor of Fashion Valley next to H&M and Bath & Body Works. For more information, visit