By David Hall

Different Types of Bubble Tea

When it comes to delicious boba tea, there are many different flavours and toppings to choose from. Whether you prefer fruity flavours or chocolate treats, there's a flavour out there for everyone! Apart from flavouring, the two main types of bubble tea that are always a hit are fruit teas and milk teas, each coming with their own unique flavourings.

You may prefer one to the other, but there's no denying that both variations are a hit with bubble tea fans across the world! Classic milk tea provides a healthier option, whereas fruit teas are sweet and delicious, and the ice-cold variations are perfect for hot summer days! But which is your favourite?

Here at Manhua Cha, we craft and sell delicious bubble tea kits, perfected so you can enjoy your favourite beverage at home. All of our kits come with tea bags and milk powder for milk teas, and fruit syrup for fruit teas. Also, you can have your choice of toppings! Want to start enjoying bubble tea at home, but aren't sure which variant is the best for you? Read our article below!

Milk Tea

Classic milk tea is where it all began. Black tea is shaken with milk, ice and (traditionally) tapioca pearls to create this fan-favourite, simple drink. Although, there are many different flavours to accompany milk tea nowadays.

Milk tea can be served hot or cold, and warm bubble tea options prove popular during the cold winter months. Milk teas can be flavoured with a delicious variety of tasty options, from traditional taro and matcha, fruity favourites such as passion fruit and mango, to classics like mocha and chocolate. There are plenty of different milk options for those with intolerances too, such as soy milk, non-dairy and condensed milk!

With our milk bubble tea kits here at Manhua Cha, you'll be spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer fruit or more traditional flavours, our bubble tea choices are suited to everyone's pallet, and can even provide between four and twelve drinks! You can browse our piping hot collection here.

Fruit Tea

If the milk variant isn't for you, then another popular choice amongst bubble tea fans is the simple yet effective fruit tea. You can prepare bubble tea with pretty much any fruit of your choice, including popular flavours such as apple, strawberry and mango. What's more, is that fruit can be incorporated into both black and milk teas!

Like milk options, fruit tea can be served hot or cold, and tastes delicious either way. Some fruit teas can only be served without milk due to the acidity within them, as it can curdle the milk. However, you can often find "hybrid" fruit milk teas, which include a combination of milk, jellies and fruit for you to enjoy as a drink or dessert!

Here at Manhua Cha, we craft and serve a range of delicious fruit tea options, perfect for all bubble tea enthusiasts. Our bubble tea kits allow you to create your favourite boba tea beverage from the comfort of your own home, all the while receiving that perfect taste and texture you know and love!


Once you've chosen the perfect flavour and variant for you, you'll need to choose that perfect topping! These little yet flavoursome extras sit comfortably at the bottom of your bubble tea cup, and add an extra kick of flavour to your drink. The most popular toppings available include tapioca pearls, popping juice balls and jelly!

Tapioca pearls are the traditional choice, and are mainly included for that unique, chewy texture that bubble tea is known for. Everyone has their own opinion of tapioca pearls, but they're a classic addition to any bubble tea drink, and can either be sucked up through your straw or saved until the end! Jelly, on the other hand, comes in a range of different flavours, and adds that extra kick to any drink.

Possibly the most fun topping for boba tea, popping juice balls are filled with delicious fruit juices which appear when popped! They're incredibly delicious, and are the perfect choice for adding heaps more flavour to your already scrumptious bubble tea drink!

Our bubble tea kits come with a range of different flavours and toppings perfect to suit any preference! You can mix and match toppings and milk powder flavours to craft the perfect drink, and you can create them from the comfort of your own home!


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