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25-08-2011, 21:02   #1
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Bubble tea?

I was pondering whether I should post this in the "Coffee & Tea" section of the board but it's not the regular tea so I'll just do away with it here.

So I recently got back from a trip to the west and I have been craving bubble/boba tea badly. Does anyone know if there is anywhere where I can find bubble tea? And if not sold in places, how to make one?

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With tapioca and everything!

Pleeeease let there be bubble tea.
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26-08-2011, 09:31   #2
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If you want to make your own there's a recipe here: (you have to scroll down) http://www.americancupcakeinlondon.c...ts-london.html
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27-08-2011, 16:34   #3
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I know this is a stupid question but, are you supposed to ingest the bubbles?!

I got a bubble tea in NYC this summer and while the flavour was nice, I got totally freaked when one of the bubbles traveled up the straw!

The fruity ones with the multi coloured bubbles look great, I think I may even make some myself!!
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Lol, yes! They're just like eating jellies (though perhaps not quite as tasty). I do find it a bit odd having to chew a drink though.
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28-08-2011, 20:13   #5
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ah so there's nowhere that makes them here at all? :/ so depressing haha

i will try the tips in that link though. thank you, emeralstar.
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There could be somewhere in Dublin, I don't know. Did you Google it?
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You can get the `bubbles` for it in the Asian stores. I got some when I got back from Taiwan and made my own.
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29-08-2011, 15:26   #8
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Love Bubble Tea

You can buy the ingredients on Amazon and then just make your own.
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29-08-2011, 21:52   #9
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Apparently Harvey Nichols in Dundrum will be doing these...sounds awful, sorry!
/http://www.dundrum.ie/events/bubble-tea-is-coming-to-harvey-nichols/
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30-08-2011, 23:42   #10
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For 2 days only BOO. I love this stuff, even the chewy tapioca balls! Never been able to get it in Ireland though.
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31-08-2011, 09:25   #11
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But it's just cold (usually), flavoured tea. Make some, buy some tapioca balls, throw 'em in, et voila!
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31-08-2011, 09:29   #12
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Oh, I've been planning to alright, I eye up the pretty tapioca pearls every time I go to the Asian supermarket! The silly thing is I can't find the massive straws which of course are mandatory for the full bubble tea experience maybe they're in the Asian supermarket too, must take a closer look next time I'm there.
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31-08-2011, 09:33   #13
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You could hunt for them online, I guess. Found the below on the Amazon US site but you may well find another source.

http://www.amazon.com/Bubble-Tea-Fat.../dp/B0001N7RJS
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Harvey Nics doing bubble tea, heres the link:
http://www.anygivenfood.com/bubbleol...arvey-nichols/
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Found Bubble Tea!!!

in Georges Street Arcade in Dublin! FINALLY someone spotted a gap in the market! :DInterested to see what flavour combinations they do as I've really had a hankering for a tarro milk tea..mmm I've been watching progress on the shop for the past week and it looks really slick. Let the Irish Bubble Tea revolution begin
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