Getting Started with Bubble Tea

If you’re new to boba tea and want to start trying, now is the perfect time! With everyone stuck at home during the pandemic, it’s a great time to start experimenting with new recipes and ideas. Bubble tea is a popular beverage originating from Taiwan, and can be enjoyed as a milk or fruit variant paired with various toppings! Thanks to handy bubble tea kits like ours here at Manhua Cha, you can make your favourite drink in the comfort of your own home!


Here at Manhua Cha, we craft delicious bubble tea kits in Newcastle and deliver them to homes across the UK! You can choose the flavour and topping, and we’ll provide the ingredients and the recipe! New to boba tea? Read our article below!


Find a Flavour you Know you Love


There are so many flavours to choose from when it comes to boba tea that you’ll be spoilt for choice! As well as traditional, unusual favourites such as taro and matcha, there are plenty of old school flavours suitable for everyone. If you love strawberry milkshakes, why not try a strawberry milk tea? It’s recognisable flavour is bound to satisfy your tastebuds, and when paired with flavoured popping juice balls of your choice, it’ll soon become your next favourite drink!


Our bubble tea kits here at Manhua Cha are the perfect choice for making your favourite boba beverage at home. They even come with bubble tea straws perfect for sucking up the juice balls, jelly or tapioca pearls! Want to opt for some reusable straws instead? You can buy ours here.


Research Your Toppings


Once you’re picked a flavour recognisable to you, look into the different toppings on offer for boba tea. The classic choice are tapioca pearls; they’re chewy, sweet balls of flavour that sit at the bottom of your drink. They aren’t for everyone, but luckily, there are other options to choose from. Popping juice balls are incredibly popular and come in a range of flavours, and are made from seaweed extract, making them suitable for vegetarians.


We recommend opting for a flavoured jelly of your choice or popping juice balls for starters, as you’re familiar with the flavour and won’t be disappointed. Once you’ve got a taste for boba tea, try the traditional tapioca pearls with a classic flavour like taro to really expand your palette!


Order a Bubble Tea Starter Kit and Enjoy!


If you’re new to bubble tea, you don’t want to order too many different flavours too soon. Start off with one or two flavours to test the waters and see if you’re a fan, then you know where you stand! Once you’ve chosen a flavour and topping that you think you’ll enjoy, send off for a bubble tea starter kit!


Our starter kits come with one flavour of your choice (whether that be milk tea or fruit tea), four tea bags for four drinks, two sets of popping juice balls and a snack or your choice! This is the perfect option for those who are just starting out, and opens you up to the delicious world of bubble tea! You can view our bubble tea starter kits here.