Harami Registered User
#1

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?

Here's a picture:


With tapioca and everything!

Pleeeease let there be bubble tea.

emeraldstar Registered User
#2

If you want to make your own there's a recipe here: (you have to scroll down) http://www.americancupcakeinlondon.com/2011/04/bubble-tea-fever-hits-london.html

tfak85 Registered User
#3

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!!

emeraldstar Registered User
#4

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.

Harami Registered User
#5

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.

emeraldstar Registered User
#6

There could be somewhere in Dublin, I don't know. Did you Google it?

flikflak Registered User
#7

You can get the `bubbles` for it in the Asian stores. I got some when I got back from Taiwan and made my own.

#8

Love Bubble Tea

You can buy the ingredients on Amazon and then just make your own.

supersheeps Registered User
#9

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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#10

For 2 days only BOO. I love this stuff, even the chewy tapioca balls! Never been able to get it in Ireland though.

emeraldstar Registered User
#11

But it's just cold (usually), flavoured tea. Make some, buy some tapioca balls, throw 'em in, et voila!

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#12

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.

emeraldstar Registered User
#13

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-Straw-pcs/dp/B0001N7RJS

foodaholic Registered User
#14

Harvey Nics doing bubble tea, heres the link:
http://www.anygivenfood.com/bubbleology-pops-up-at-harvey-nichols/

dollylolly Registered User
#15

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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