By David Hall

Bubble Tea Facts You Need to Know

Bubble tea has become a fan favourite across the globe, known for its vast range of flavours and fun toppings. There's quite a few people out there who don't know much about boba tea, even though millions of people enjoy the beverage every single day! Our bubble tea store in Newcastle is home to a variety of different flavours and toppings, but there's so much more to know about these delicious drinks!

Here at Manhua Cha, we craft and deliver handy bubble tea kits to homes across the UK, allowing you to make your favourite boba beverage at home. Packed full of your chosen flavours and ingredients, these kits also come with a handy recipe and straws perfect for sucking up the boba! Read our latest article below to discover more about this yummy delicacy.

The "Bubble" Doesn't Actually Refer to the Toppings

The "bubble" in bubble tea is often falsely attributed to the tapioca pearls or popping juice balls that rest at the bottom of the drink. It's understandable why some people may think this, but it actually refers to a completely different aspect of the drink! It gets its name from the froth that forms at the top of the drink when it's shaken!

Our bubble tea from Newcastle can be delivered to homes across the UK in the form of a handy DIY kit! You can choose from a range of different flavours and toppings, and you can even opt for sustainable reusable cups or stainless steel bubble tea straws.

Tapioca Pearls are Made From Cassava Root

Commonly found in the popular school time dessert 'tapioca pudding,' tapioca pearls are a little different. Although they're both made from the starch extracted from the cassava root, the pearls are brown and rolled into little balls that sit at the bottom of your drink. Once boiled, they can be flavoured with a number of syrups, but the most popular is brown sugar.

Tapioca pearls are very chewy and have an addictive texture, so be sure to try them if you're new to boba tea! You can read our previous article on tapioca pearls here.

Classic Milk Tea was the Original Flavour

When bubble tea was first invented back in the 80s in Taiwan by street vendor Liu Han-Chieh, the overall tea base wasn't new at all! Milk tea was a popular drink in most Asian countries, but add shaved ice and tapioca to the mix, and you have a whole new drink entirely!

Classic milk tea is still a popular option to this day, with it's classic taste providing those who drink it with the traditional roots. You can opt for the classic milk tea option in our handy kits, which you can find here!

It's Gluten-Free!

When you're gluten intolerant, it can be hard to find food and drink that you can safely consume. Luckily, bubble tea is completely gluten free, so if you're sensitive or allergic to gluten products, you'll be safe with bubble tea!

Your traditional boba tea beverage containing typical black or green tea, milk or tapioca pearls is completely gluten-free and safe. If you're still unsure, don't be afraid to ask when you purchase your drink.

Matcha is the Healthiest Option

It's hard to find a boba tea beverage that's completely free of calories, but there are options if you're looking for an option that's a little healthier. Matcha is the best choice if you're looking for a product that packs a healthier punch, as it contains all the nutrients of a green tea, plus more! It's also high in antioxidants, and can even boost brain function!

Here at Manhua Cha, we have a range of bubble tea flavours perfect for all kinds of preferences, all of which are bound to satisfy your taste buds! To view our extensive collection, please visit us here.


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