If you know me, you will know that I love anything; new, cute or colourful. Bubble tea ticks ALL of these boxes. If you haven’t already heard of bubble tea, I imagine you will do VERY soon, because if these don’t take off properly in the UK this year there is something very wrong with our society!
I’ll fill you in for the time being though…. Bubble tea can come hot or cold. The ‘bubbles’ are traditionally tapioca pearls which become chewy and gooey when prepared for the drink. I understand the tapioca is not to everyones taste and I’ll admit they’re a bit weird and I can imagine some people may be a bit grossed out by the consistency. But never fear, some companies have mixed this up a bit and put juice bubbles in or flavoured jelly (I’ve yet to try the jelly version) to give the same bubble tea goodness in a fruitier, more universally enjoyable form – huzzah!
The three bubble tea’s you see before you are Honeydew Melon, Grape and Apple. In each one I chose different ‘bubbles’ – passionfruit, mango and strawberry. Yum yum yum! I also bought a hot matcha green tea on with tapioca pearls in at the time to wake me up (it was early and I didn’t think a coffee would be as super tasty and healthy) It was delicious.
The bubbles look a little bit like frog spawn, but you musn’t let this put you off!
Really, I should of chose the darker coloured flavour for the lighter drinks but I didn’t plan to blog about these. But I simply had too haha.
It’s just the right amount of tea and flavour combination. I know a lot of people aren’t keen on flavoured tea’s as they can be slightly bland and tasteless. Not bobo tea’s though! They’re fruity and delicious. And unlike iced ‘tea’ you get at high street coffee places *cough*Costa*cough* they’re actual TEA, not a syrup concentrate splashed in a bit of water *shakes fist* So disappointed when I got charged about £4 for that in Costa during the summer!!
I wont dwell though…. This is a bubble! They’re quite large. you won’t choke though, honest. They pop really easily as you’re drinking through the extra large straw.
They remind me a little bit of Cod Liver Oil capsules but a lot yummier and not as good for the ol’ joints.
My Bubble tea was from this awesome little stand in the Arndale Centre in Manchester. The address is on the picture in case you get lost looking for it!
They explain everything there is to know about your bubble tea.
They have such a varied selection, it really is hard to choose what you want. This is why you must go back and slowly try them all.
So far I have tried a few of the iced fruit ones, my favourite over all though is the matcha green tea frappe with cream on top, I’m sure the antioxidants in green tea counteract the sugar and cream 😉
I really hope the bubble tea revolution hits Stoke on Trent very soon, then I wouldn’t have to transport them back from Manchester and burst all the bubbles on the journey! I’ve had them in a few places and I must say no others have lived up to I Love Bobo Tea’s version. They have every detail right down to the cutesy leaflets and logo design.
Which bubble tea would you try?!