I Love Bobo Tea!

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. 

You can find I Love Bobo Tea on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/IloveBoboTea
Which bubble tea would you try?!


  1. January 31, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    Hmm… these actually look quite different from the ones I get from the Wang Wang (Wong Wong?) bakery on Princess Street in Manchester! Actually discovered that stall in the days before I Love Bobo when I stumbled across an empty package that fell out of the bin, lol. I've seen the booth and the hype around I Love Bobo recently but I couldn't justify paying twice the price for it >___< But they look so much yummier I might do now! Great find! =)

  2. January 28, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    we went to the bubble tea place in frankfurt every day this week! rainbow jelly and apple flavour is my fav! xxxxx

    • January 28, 2012 / 11:23 pm

      so jealous you got to go every day!! I still havent tried with the Jelly in! x

  3. January 28, 2012 / 7:53 am

    They look really cool, I love tea in general and especially fruit teas so I wouldn;t mind getting my hands on one of these! Looks like I'll have to get to Taiwan as its a bit closer than Manchester! I'm sure they have them here somehwere too though!

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:55 am

      HA, I just looked at your profile to see where you were from! I bet Australia will have something somewhere!! 😀

  4. Anonymous
    January 27, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    Love this place – Peach Ice Tea with Tapioca Pearls – nom nom nom

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:54 am

      Oooooh that sounds tasty!

  5. January 27, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Haha, so cute!

    Pip x

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:54 am

      Hehe love how everyone thinks it's a cute idea too!

  6. January 27, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    I want to try the aaaall! GIVE ME ALL THE BUBBLE TEA. (cutest thing ever!)

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:53 am

      They are the best!

  7. January 27, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Wow I love the idea of these, i want one…NOW!

    Holli x

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:53 am

      Once you go bobo you never look back 😉

  8. January 27, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    Hahaa seriously 15 years? Well my Chinese friend one told me that Birmingham is like her country 15 years back so it would work out like that lol Sounds YUM anyways!!:) xx

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:49 am

      HAHA Birmingham is my least favourite city EVER I'm afraid. But they do have that cool sweet shop called Cyber Candy that sells things I've not seen else where so you never know! x

  9. January 27, 2012 / 7:28 pm

    theres a bubble tea place in soho it my 3am addiction (that and mcdonalds) I always have to get one for the nightbus home! They are so cool, and also, your so right about costa…I was so pissed off with my 'ice tea' and actually took it back and demanded my money back (very rare action for me!) xxxx

    • January 28, 2012 / 10:49 am

      That Costa tea really riles me! haha. So glad someone else feels the same way! x

  10. January 27, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    yum! I remember being introduced to bubble tea in 1997 when I went back to HK, it's taken 15 year for bubble tea to be in the UK high street! wow

    • January 27, 2012 / 6:04 pm

      You're very lucky! Wish I'd discovered it sooner.

  11. January 27, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    they definitely look interesting ….

    • January 27, 2012 / 6:04 pm

      Interesting and tasty, my fave!