By David Hall

5 Questions To Ask When You’re New to Bubble Tea

If you’re looking to buy bubble tea for the first time, the amount of different flavours and toppings can make it hard to determine exactly what will be the best flavour for you. Experimenting with boba tea can be deliciously fun, and can take many different tries before you settle on the perfect choice.

If there are other factors you need to consider, such as allergies or vegetarian options, then your bubble tea vendor will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Read our article below to see some frequently asked questions and topics that could be of interest to a boba tea novice.

What Flavours Do You Do?

When it comes to bubble tea, there are plenty of yummy flavours and variants for you to choose from. From fruity favourites such as apple and passion fruit, to sweet treats like cookies and cream, there’s a tasty treat out there for everyone! Whether you opt for a fruit or a milk tea, one thing is for sure; their abundance of tasty flavours will leave you coming back for more.

If you’ve heard of a particular flavour that you’re just dying to try, ask if it’s available. If you’re ordering a bubble tea kit online, have a look at the flavour options available to see if you can be accommodated.

What Toppings Can I Have?

One aspect that sets boba tea apart from regular tea is the many different toppings you can add to your beverage! Toppings include the traditional tapioca pearls, popping juice balls and jelly. The latter two toppings come in a range of different flavours, perfect for complementing any bubble tea choice.

Here at Manhua Cha, we sell all kinds of bubble tea variants in our DIY bubble tea kits. All kits are crafted to suit your tastes and preferences, as you pick the flavours and the toppings!

Are They Suitable For Vegetarians?

Nowadays, more people are becoming vegetarian and vegan in order to play their part in the fight against climate change. Some aren’t even vegetarian by choice, and have been advised by their doctor. By asking if products are suitable for vegetarians, you’re ensuring that you aren’t consuming something you shouldn’t, although most shops will have vegetarian and vegan menus, or make it explicitly clear elsewhere.

Here at Manhua Cha, all of our teas are vegetarian friendly, as our juice balls are made from seaweed extract, and our jelly is made from coconut pulp! Our fruit teas are all completely vegan friendly too, so you have the option to choose whichever flavour and topping you’d like.

Do You Have Reusable Cups and Straws?

As most of us become more and more environmentally-conscious, it’s important that we look after our planet by offering reusable products. Cups and straws are becoming a popular sight in most coffee shops and cafes nowadays, so it’s understandable why more people are on the quest for reusable items. Even if a shop doesn’t sell them, it’s always worth asking.

Here at Manhua Cha, we sell handy reusable bubble tea cups along with stainless steel straws to assist in lowering ours and your carbon footprint. Our straws come in a range of different colours, which can be found here.

Can I Buy a DIY Kit?

When you buy boba tea in store, you get the drink made for you there and then. But what about if you’re craving your favourite beverage at home? Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, most stores are closed, and people are turning to ordering online. Luckily, there are bubble tea kits out there to solve this problem!

Our bubble tea kits here at Manhua Cha come with everything you need to make the perfect boba beverage at home! You can view our kits here.


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