Bubble tea is a new liquid sensation to hit the South African event and retail industry. The name “Bubble Tea” is given to the wide variety of refreshing flavoured fruit teas and milk teas served ice cold or piping hot with chewy tapioca balls that you suck through a fat straw that allows the juicy pearls to explode in your mouth.
The tapioca balls are sometimes referred to as ‘Pearls’ or ‘Boba’, which some people say over time has evolved into the word ‘Bubble’ However the true origins of the name come from the small floating bubbles that are created by the vigorous shaking involved in making Bubble tea.
Originating in Taiwan and spreading worldwide this innovative drink’s roots lie in the art of liquid mixology which combines chemistry and food or drink. The explosion of flavour when one chews on the bubble tea balls is truly unique and a real wow moment.
What is more, is this delicious drink is healthy and as the name might indicate tea with is numerous health benefits is the core base of this taste explosion.
- An assortment of 7 flavours to choose from
- A choice between green per organic black tea
- Choose your bubble taste explosion from a choice of 8 flavours
- Qualified mixologist to serve your delicious tea
- 350ml plastic cup with lid and thick straw
- Mobile bar option (branding options are available)
- Branded cups
- Accompany this with a selection of over 20 delicious products
Bubble Tea Fun Facts
- Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan, and the “bubble” part of its name refers to the froth you get from shaking it.
- The original and most common “topping” is tapioca pearls.
The toppings can be a choking hazard, so don’t give bubble tea to young children, and be careful!
- Classic milk tea is the original bubble tea flavour, and it’s still the most popular.
- Originating in the 80’s: Boba tea is relatively new in South Africa, but in Taiwan, it has been around since the 1980s. Chun Shi Tang developed the drink in his teahouse. He and his product manager, Lin Hsui Hui, decided to add sweetened tapioca to iced tea. They did this after seeing the Japanese add milk to their coffee. This explains how the Boba tea was born.
- So what is Boba? You may want to know that it’s made from a root vegetable. Starch is extracted from cassava root, which is then turned into the tapioca balls you’re familiar with.
- Bubble teas with either black or green tea as the main ingredient contains health boosting properties. Aside from flushing out the build-up of toxins in the skin, they also create a protective barrier against skin cancer, free radicals, diabetes, high cholesterol and kidney stones.
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