Bubble Tea is a refreshing tea based drink that originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and has since successfully made it's way across the world: China, USA, Australia, Europe and now South Africa.
Bubble Tea takes either the form of a fruity ice tea or a non-dairy 'milkshake' tea. The unique and attractive aspect of this drink is the topping which can be either a vast choice of flavored Popping Bobas filled with pure fruit juice (covered with sodium alginate and calcium lactose - essentially seaweed) that burst in your mouth
Alternatively, Bubble Tea can be served with Tapioca pearls that are extremely yummy, chewy and are simultaneously a source of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin C. The topping is sucked through an extra large straw and is a guarantee of a whole new experience.
Click here to see Bubble Tea anatomy (how it looks).
The Bubble Tea Company is the first to bring the world of Bubble Tea to South Africa. It all started when the ‘founder’, on her many overseas trips fell in love with this Bubble Tea invention. However, it was more of an addiction than love, which is why she couldn’t wait to travel to places where she could get Bubble Tea over and over again. Eventually these overseas trips to Bubble Tea selling countries started getting too expensive so she decided to bring Bubble Tea to South Africa and spread the addiction.