Bubble teas come in a large variety of yummy and refreshing flavoured fruit-teas and milk-teas served with chewy tapioca balls, that can either be drunk hot or cold. The tea is drunk by through an extra wide colourful straw.
Bubble Teas, also known as Pearl or Boba Teas, seem to be very a popular drink across east and south-east Asia, Australia and North America. It is originally a Taiwanese drink created in the 1980s. The oldest bubble tea was made up of a mixture of hot Taiwanese black tea, small tapioca pearls/balls, condensed milk and either syrup or honey. Adding the tapioca balls actually started off as a novelty although the idea quickly spread.
There are many places in London now selling this drink however as I've read some good reviews about one such cafe called Bubbleology I decided I had to pay them a special visit; I was certainly not disappointed because Bubbleology was great. The shop is set up as a quirky science lab style cafe in Soho - (Rupert Street if you're interested). The fun decor was a feast for the eyes, with walls covered in facts from about how they made their bubble tea and a wonderfully large menu. In fact before I'd even tried the tea, the cafe was its own experience!
Before I left they kindly allowed me to take some pictures to share with you. I will definitely return on my next visit to London and try some of the other wonderful sounding flavours.
For more details about Bubbleology see their website at bubbleology.co.uk.
Have you tried bubble tea? I'd love to know what you thought about it.
Till next time, (happy bubble tea drinking) kiss kiss Girly-G :)