Bubble tea is a tea-based drink that originated in Taiwan in the early 1980s.
There are two main categories, namely milk-based and water-based bubble teas.
Let's explore what a typical water-based bubble tea consists of...
- Water-based bubble tea is like a unique type of ice tea.
- Bursting bobas and sugar syrup go together for this one! But you can also try nata de coco jellies.
- There are various flavours available.
The basic steps in making a typical water-based bubble tea:
- Scoop some popping boba or nata de coco jelly into a cup or glass - choose your favourite flavour.
- Brew your favourite tea or make a unique flavour with one of our ice tea concentrates.
- Pour in some syrup and add ice. Mix very well. A shaker is a great option.
- Pour the mixture over the boba or jelly.
- Stir and enjoy!
- Our concentrated flavoured syrups are added to your water-based bubble tea drinks as a sweetener and to add a unique fruity flavour.
- You only need a little bit of syrup to transform your bubble tea.
- Other sweeteners can also be used such as our simple syrup, honey or even condensed milk, yummy!
- With water-based bubble tea, you either use popping bobas or nata de coco jelly for the grand finale!
- Popping bobas are like fruit pockets that burst open when you bite down. Delicious!
- Nata de coco jelly is a chewy, translucent, jelly-like food produced by the fermentation of coconut water.
- The pearls or jellies break away from the same boring consistency other drinks have and are what makes bubble tea what it is!
- Bubble tea is typically served with ice, either poured over last or mixed together with the ice tea mixture in a shaker