I may be a little bit slow on the uptake, but here in the UK Bubble Tea is still something of an enigma. After stumbling upon a fan group on facebook i decided to check it out to see what all the fuss was about!
China Town is on my doorstep, so locating a Bubble Tea outlet wasn't too hard (check on the Hong Kong Diner on Charing Cross Road. My current tipple of choice is Green Apple, however i'm pretty excited about checking out the miriad of flavours on offer!!
For those of you who haven't got a clue what i'm talking about, Bubble Tea was invented in Taiwan in the 1980's and is pretty much the equivilant to Starbucks (and unfortunately just as expensive!) There are two types - either bubble milk tea or bubble fruit tea, but both contain the magic ingredient of tapioca balls. These little gelatine balls are sucked up through a big fat straw et voila you get the magic creation of Bubble Tea!