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Lithium Flower
04-12-2011, 02:28 PM
Discuss the glory of the all mighty Bubble Tea.

Where do you get it, what flavors you love, post pictures of it going in your face and pay homage to the Jesus Juice of Japan.

sam vimes
04-12-2011, 02:37 PM
Discuss the glory of the all mighty Bubble Tea.

Where do you get it, what flavors you love, post pictures of it going in your face and pay homage to the Jesus Juice of Japan.

Sake?

Pocketfightr
04-12-2011, 02:37 PM
I like strawberry bubble tea. I've only ever had it at a Vietnamese restaurant and a tea shop (the tea shop one was less tasty but I think it might have been the flavor I chose). None of the Japanese restaurants around here offer it on their menu, so I've never associated it with Japan.

Rinoa07
04-12-2011, 02:45 PM
You mean boba right? I'm not crazy? I love boba!! Green tea boba, where it's like a green tea smoothie with the little tapioca balls lingering at the bottom, and watermelon boba where it's actual watermelon juice, are my favourites! When I'm at work, I sometimes make my assistant manager go get me some on his lunch break ^_^ Mmm..what a tasty treat!

fujyoshi
04-12-2011, 02:49 PM
Sake?

thats what I first thought too xD

never had bubble tea though

TheAnarCHris
04-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Sake?

/End thread

You mean boba right? I'm not crazy? I love boba!!

BOBA? BOBA FETT?! WHERE?!

Anywho, I think I may have experimented with some sort of weird Oreo bubble tea several years ago in the NYC Chinatown, because it was the only bubble tea stand in NYC with a Homer Simpson statue outside of it.

That's how you market to me people.

StrawberrySiren
04-12-2011, 03:03 PM
There's this really great place by UMD called Ten Ren's. I usually order a Mocha bubble tea or a sour mango bubble tea with pineapple jelly.
SO FRIGGIN GOOD.

DireKitty
04-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Taro is my fav.

... it's kind of like a purple potato.

Nathus Dorkus
04-12-2011, 03:22 PM
Bubble Tea was invented in Taiwan, not Japan.













8D

TheAnarCHris
04-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Bubble Tea was invented in Taiwan, not Japan.













8D

ohsnap.jpg

Angathol
04-12-2011, 03:34 PM
Where I get it:

Mississauga:
- Bubble Republic
- TenRen's Tea Time

Toronto:
- CL Tea House (The Grange) - cheapest bubble tea I can find ANYWHERE
- Tea Shop 168

I seriously have four bubble tea points cards (one for each place) and one VIP card for 10% off (Bubble Republic). Aww yeah.

My default is mango black milk tea with tapioca, but I also like watermelon, mint chocolate, taro, kiwi, honeydew, oreo, caramel, pineapple, strawberry, and likely more that I've forgotten to list.

P.S. BALLS IN YO MOUTH

You mean boba right? I'm not crazy? I love boba!!

It's the same thing. :)

Lithium Flower
04-12-2011, 03:36 PM
Nathan gets demoted to sub Rori now >:I

I always associated it with Japan since the only restaurants I ever can get it at are Japanese places.

There's a place in Ann Arbor called Bubble Island (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bubble-Island-Ann-Arbor/98228277968) that has seasonal specials, for winter time they had Gingerbread that was amazing.

They also sell Mochi :O Red Bean is pretty great.


This is their newest flavor, its gooood with black bubbles

http://i.imgur.com/tOaZc.jpg

Axelai
04-12-2011, 04:41 PM
I've had a strawberry milkshake with boba, if that counts. Its yummy.

penny_dreadful
04-12-2011, 04:49 PM
I just wish there was some place around here I could try it. No, I don't want to go into the city to find it. I don't even want to go to the Boros. JUST PUT SOME WITHIN TWENTY MINUTES OF MY HOUSE IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK.

DireKitty
04-12-2011, 05:08 PM
I just wish there was some place around here I could try it. No, I don't want to go into the city to find it. I don't even want to go to the Boros. JUST PUT SOME WITHIN TWENTY MINUTES OF MY HOUSE IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK.

Same. All i have around me is Orange Julius and other Juice places with their fancy pants crap.

I JUST WANT BUBBLE TEA!!!!!!

penny_dreadful
04-12-2011, 05:14 PM
Same. All i have around me is Orange Julius and other Juice places with their fancy pants crap.

I JUST WANT BUBBLE TEA!!!!!!

Pfff we don't even have an Orange Julius. Or a Jamba Juice. Or... any other juice chain, really. Apparently the only juice people on Long Island are interested in is this kind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabolic_steroid).

Lithium Flower
04-12-2011, 05:18 PM
Lol.

Steroids with bubbles.
Funny image in my head is funny.

TheAnarCHris
04-12-2011, 06:34 PM
There are no less than 5 Jamba Juices within walking distances of my office.

I've never seen a Orange Julius. They are myths in my area, like In and Out Burgers and Chik-a-Fil.

LunaBell87
04-12-2011, 07:10 PM
I love bubble tea! I mostly get at Pho restaurants, there are also a few places in the mall that have it. My favorites are strawberry, watermelon, taro and lychee.

I want to try making my own someday~

Mangochutney
04-12-2011, 07:57 PM
I love bubble tea so much I made a perfume based on my favorite flavor. :D

Green milk tea, with tapioca, hot.

I LOVE my bubble tea hot. The tapioca is so much softer and tastes nicer when it's hot; I can barely stand them when they're cold and feel tough and gross. And I always get milk tea, which is SO conventional and poseur-y. I like best regular milk tea, almond, taro, and avocado. The texture of a hot avocado milk tea is just...it's fucking transcendent is what it is, so silky and delicious <3 <3 <3

HOWEVER.

The Vimes-creature has a point. Sake cannot be ignored. Therefore it is incumbent upon me to go get some nigori sake (because if there's a milk tea equivalent in sake, it's nigori), warm that shit up, and put some big old tapioca in the bottom. And then drink it with a large-bore straw. I invite anyone and everyone to join me in this. Post photos.

Lithium Flower
04-12-2011, 08:32 PM
I don't drink at all, so Sake didn't even occur to me and my virgin-y drink mind.

If your perfume smells like bubble tea, I will bathe myself in it the rest of my life.
MAC cosmetics sells a lipgloss called Bubble Tea D: even Boyfriend encouraged me to get it for that reason alone. He doesn't even know what it looks like. /snort/

His brother makes a pretty good Milk Tea but he doesn't have any real flavoring to go with it, so it comes out a bit too sweet for me.

So far I haven't found a favorite flavor, as I am always trying whatever new seasonal one Bubble Island has out since it's about an hour away and I don't know if next time it will be available D: The Gingerbread tea was really great hot. It even had spices in it and the boba bubbles get all smooshy at the bottom -flail-

At Bubble Island you can also get some of the flavors (the fruit based ones only I believe but I am sure they'll do it for anything if you ask nicely) with gummy fruit stars. They're very cute looking and all but it doesn't feel the same to me as the boba bubbles.

I got the Red Bean flavor once and it was decent. But I wouldn't get it again, which surprised me since I love their Red Bean Mochi treats.
Boyfriend got Oreo last time, it actually had Oreo bits in it...I didn't care for it.
Don't really like Almond either, it tastes like...soap somehow to me. (I don't even..)


Is the green tea that good? Most people I know don't order it so I haven't had a chance to sneak a sip >>'

They have stuff like Blueberry and Strawberry flavors but I don't generally dig fruit juice, it makes my throat hurt.

Akiyhrah
04-12-2011, 09:05 PM
Mmmmm... I adore bubble tea! I really like fruity flavours, especially raspberry. Raspberry and lemon is really good!! I also really like peach and passion fruit. Or green apple and lychee. Mmmmmmmmm...

But Taro is good too. it's kind of staple of bubble tea! Everyone has to try it once. XD I'm not very fond of the milky teas though.

Where do I get it.. well, anywhere I can find it! There is only one place in the town I live in that sells it, so I go there. But I go to Vancouver frequently and you can get it anywhere in Van. I also make my own bubble tea :3

Nathus Dorkus
04-13-2011, 05:16 AM
Sub-zero rori morelike. >:I

I would love to try bubble tea. 3: The only place that really sells it is London, which used to be to close and so cheap to get to but then I had to go and move. >_> So now it's just a really out-of-the-way place.

Arc_The_Lad
04-13-2011, 06:01 AM
It's ok but I can't stand the tapioca balls, the consistency, not the taste.

I usually just order a crushed ice drink or something when I go, which is not often because they only accept cash and I NEVER carry it.

UsakoLuna
04-13-2011, 06:04 AM
Taro Bubble Tea!
I used to be able to get it a chinese food court place in the mall, but they closed. (really, the bubble tea was the only thing worth buying)
Now I pretty much have to go to providence (20 minutes by car, but I refuse to drive in that state) or Boston (45 minutes by train. Not financially logical ($14 dollars roundtrip for $4 tea...)
Of course, now I really want it.

harmonyisarine
04-13-2011, 12:18 PM
I <3 taro bubble tea. Sadly, there isn't even a mall within 20 miles of my house and those don't have bubble tea. I have to go hours and hours to buy it. Due to that, I can now boil tapioca pearls like a master (but I have no taro flavor ;_;). I usually make it with a really nice chai tea I have, or a raspberry or blueberry tea blend.

Lithium Flower
04-13-2011, 12:20 PM
Harmony-That sounds yummers though :3

I am thinking of starting to make my own milk tea and adding my own flavorings to it, I just don't know which flavorings would be best to use. Like the kind you get for coffee?

HidingintheMist
04-13-2011, 12:37 PM
First had bubble tea at last years AX and loved it. Then found out theres a bubble tea shop in my city, and a stand in the mall has boba as well.

I like every flavor prettymuch, but I have to say I wasn't too fond of the green tea one, even though I love green tea.

Kyomi
04-13-2011, 02:59 PM
- CL Tea House (The Grange) - cheapest bubble tea I can find ANYWHERE


I feel like CL's flavoured teas are overly sweet, especially since they eyeball the syrup and liquid sugar. But I have to agree that they have the cheapest bubble tea I've found anywhere. Going to school across the street from the Grange sorta affects my choice as well, lol.

My personal favourites are blueberry, grape or lychee, but sometimes I'll go for passion fruit or green apple.

Since the place I usually get it (CL Tea House) is too sweet for my liking, I've been getting blueberry or yakult slushes lately instead.

I can't stand the generic milk teas that most places offer because it started off as a powder, and becuse of that, the taste just can't compare to freshly made HK milk tea. ;;

Lithium Flower
04-13-2011, 03:23 PM
Kyomi-I believe the milk tea at B.I is actual MILK.

And I've never had Lychee flavor, is it nice? I've had it from Ramune but not as Bubbley Teaz

KamenRiderAgito
04-13-2011, 03:31 PM
On Monday, I finally had bubble tea for the first time ever, and it was delicious! I had it again today, strawberry milk tea :heart:

Kyomi
04-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Kyomi-I believe the milk tea at B.I is actual MILK.

And I've never had Lychee flavor, is it nice? I've had it from Ramune but not as Bubbley Teaz
Oh? The ones here all use milk powder, which is why I made that assumption.

Lychee is pretty nice. It's a really sweet fruit to begin with so sometimes it can get sickeningly sweet (especially at CL), but it pairs quite well with green or black tea. It's actually the flavour I got when I first started drinking it, actually. xD

Lithium Flower
04-13-2011, 04:15 PM
Whenever I go to Bubble Island I prefer the milk tea over like...just straight up fruit juice.

So perhaps lychee milk tea yessum?

Would you suggest black or colored bubbles.

Axelai
04-13-2011, 04:17 PM
All you San Francisco peeps out there:

Where can I obtain this Bubble Tea stuff within reasonable distance of San Francisco State University? D< Because I am soooo not in the mood for the hour bus trip to Japantown just to obtain boba

Lithium Flower
04-13-2011, 04:22 PM
For the record, Bubble Tea is apparently not particularly hard to make.

Really it's just making tea, and adding it to your milk with sugar syrup (sugar and water melted together or just straight up sugar) and adding some ice. You can get the bubbles pretty easily at a lot of Asian marts it seems and they're pretty simple to prepare.

Some people also add honey.

I might try to make some Milk Tea today. I'll tell you how it goes.

izuosve
04-13-2011, 07:13 PM
I love bubble tea. I usually make my own boba at home. As for the milk tea, I'm clueless. The boba aren't hard to make AT ALL. So far, I've only used two brands, but I always prepared them the same way as it directed on my first. Here's directions if anyone's interested.

1) 1 Cup of Boba = 10 Cups of Water. Do the math. Surprisingly, 1/3C is a lot for me. Don't try to make too much.
2) Bring water to a boil on stove on high heat, add boba.
3) After a minute or two, they start to float to the top. At this point, you'll want to add A LOT of sugar and/or honey (might have to experiment to see how much suits your taste). You won't be able to taste it if you add it after they're done cooking, so do it now.
4) Stir. Cover pot.
5) Bring heat down to medium. If you leave it on high, it'll definitely boil over.
6) Set timer for 5 minutes. Warning: Keep a close eye on it. High probability of it boiling over if the water is 3/4 up the side of the pot. If you use a large pot, you shouldn't have problems.
7) After 5 minutes on medium, strain out a few and taste (rinse under cold water, they're hot). If not soft enough, cook a little longer until it gets to a desired texture.
8) Strain water out and you're done. They should be black/dark colored.

Lithium Flower
04-13-2011, 07:14 PM
I love bubble tea. I usually make my own boba at home. As for the milk tea, I'm clueless. The boba aren't hard to make AT ALL. So far, I've only used two brands, but I always prepared them the same way as it directed on my first. Here's my directions if anyone's interested.

1) 1 Cup of Boba = 10 Cups of Water. Do the math. Surprisingly, 1/3C is a lot for me. Don't try to make too much.
2) Bring water to a boil on stove on high heat, add boba.
3) After a minute or two, they start to float to the top. At this point, you'll want to add A LOT of sugar and/or honey (might have to experiment to see how much suits your taste). You won't be able to taste it if you add it after they're done cooking, so do it now.
4) Stir. Cover pot.
5) Bring heat down to medium. If you leave it on high, it'll definitely boil over.
6) Set timer for 5 minutes. Warning: Keep a close eye on it. High probability of it boiling over if the water is 3/4 up the side of the pot. If you use a large pot, you shouldn't have problems.
7) After 5 minutes on medium, strain out a few and taste (rinse under cold water, they're hot). If not soft enough, cook a little longer until it gets to a desired texture.
8) Strain water out and you're done. They should be black/dark colored.


Yay!
That was amazingly helpful. -squee- I might just have to pick up some from Noble Fish soon and give it a try.

Also...Strong World was bitchin'

DireKitty
04-13-2011, 07:49 PM
I need to watch more One Piece.... just got past Enies Lobby...

Kesra
04-13-2011, 10:52 PM
I tried it a few weeks ago. Gotta say, I found it gross. The flavor I picked though was some Hawaiian grossness and I got it cold so the tapioca was cold and slimy and gave me the impression I was nomming on the soft shell eggs of some marine animal. It was unpleasant.

I may try it hot though.

Lithium Flower
04-13-2011, 11:43 PM
That sounds amazingly unpleasant. I almost always get mine cold and bubbles have never had that kind of texture O__O'

Mangochutney
04-14-2011, 12:36 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you very possibly the world's first BUBBLE SAKE.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/Poitboing/bubblenigori.jpg

*cue angelic choir*

These are green tea tapioca (so nice) and warmed nigori sake. I am delighted to report that they are delicious together. I was actually pretty optimistic about this, given that nigori's flavor is often described as having a tapoica note. I have no idea if people say that about this brand, because this is the cheap stuff, but hey.

If you make one for yourself, be aware that you will go through sake pretty fast in order to suck up the tapioca. This may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your circumstances. :)

MaraSei
04-14-2011, 09:33 AM
I love bubble tea! Though I usually opt for jelly instead of tapioca. I cannot remember for the life of me what that shop is called in the Byward, but every time I'm down there I have to get a Pomegranate tea with lychee jelly. Best thing ever and I've hooked my sister on it as well now :)

Lithium Flower
04-14-2011, 10:16 AM
Mango you are devious indeed

Akiyhrah
04-14-2011, 12:13 PM
For the record, Bubble Tea is apparently not particularly hard to make.

Really it's just making tea, and adding it to your milk with sugar syrup (sugar and water melted together or just straight up sugar) and adding some ice. You can get the bubbles pretty easily at a lot of Asian marts it seems and they're pretty simple to prepare.

Some people also add honey.

I might try to make some Milk Tea today. I'll tell you how it goes.

It's not hard at all. I make it all the time :3

penny_dreadful
04-14-2011, 05:02 PM
For the record, Bubble Tea is apparently not particularly hard to make.

Really it's just making tea, and adding it to your milk with sugar syrup (sugar and water melted together or just straight up sugar) and adding some ice. You can get the bubbles pretty easily at a lot of Asian marts it seems and they're pretty simple to prepare.

Some people also add honey.

I might try to make some Milk Tea today. I'll tell you how it goes.

Considering the likelihood of getting anywhere near a proper bubble tea-serving establishment anytime soon is next to nil for me, I was thinking about giving it a shot. Is there a significant difference between the tapioca you get in Asian markets and the kind you get in, say, the regular old supermarket? I think we still have a sizable Chinese grocery near my office, but I'm just curious.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you very possibly the world's first BUBBLE SAKE.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/Poitboing/bubblenigori.jpg

*cue angelic choir*

These are green tea tapioca (so nice) and warmed nigori sake. I am delighted to report that they are delicious together. I was actually pretty optimistic about this, given that nigori's flavor is often described as having a tapoica note. I have no idea if people say that about this brand, because this is the cheap stuff, but hey.

If you make one for yourself, be aware that you will go through sake pretty fast in order to suck up the tapioca. This may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your circumstances. :)

That is the devil's work, I'm sure of it.

Lithium Flower
04-14-2011, 05:08 PM
Considering the likelihood of getting anywhere near a proper bubble tea-serving establishment anytime soon is next to nil for me, I was thinking about giving it a shot. Is there a significant difference between the tapioca you get in Asian markets and the kind you get in, say, the regular old supermarket? I think we still have a sizable Chinese grocery near my office, but I'm just curious.



I've only ever had it made with the specific kind made for bubble tea. Though I've seen people use very tiny ones that I imagine where just whatever their store had at the time D: But they didn't say on if there was a taste difference or how it may have changed the drink. Generally Boba bubbles are suppose to be large and chewy and the only time I've seen that before is when they're packaged for bubble tea usage.

harmonyisarine
04-15-2011, 08:16 PM
As far as differences between tapioca, there's no difference except for size. I made it with little ones once, actually, and it was pretty fun (but not as fun as the big ones).

And, even though this was a few pages ago (I was traveling), coffee flavor syrups work really well for bubble tea. Remember, though, they have sugar. If you're using a syrup rather than a flavored tea, only add sugar/honey to the cooking pearls, but not to the actual drink. If you're using a tea, load that up with honey! I like to use the liquid that I cooked the pearls in (I also use a lot less water than recommended to cook them, but I use more brown sugar or honey and it is delicious).

Edit: I like a brand of syrups called "Da Vinci," I think... they usually have tan/cream colored backgrounds to their labels.

Flora88
04-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Dude.
There's this one chain in Houston (possibly other places too) and I'm making it my mission to try everything they offer.

Hits
Passion Fruit Cream Blend
Jasmine Green tea
Lychee cream blend
Watermelon juice
Pineapple Cream Blend
Peanut Cream Blend
Strawberry Green Tea
Hazelnut Milk Coffee
Milk Black Tea
Vanilla Cream Blend

Misses
Thai Tea (too sweet)
Almond Cream Blend
Coconut Cream Blend
Frozen Japanese Green Tea

Lithium Flower
04-17-2011, 09:13 PM
Dude.
There's this one chain in Houston (possibly other places too) and I'm making it my mission to try everything they offer.

Hits
Passion Fruit Cream Blend
Jasmine Green tea
Lychee cream blend
Watermelon juice
Pineapple Cream Blend
Peanut Cream Blend
Strawberry Green Tea
Hazelnut Milk Coffee
Milk Black Tea
Vanilla Cream Blend

Misses
Thai Tea (too sweet)
Almond Cream Blend
Coconut Cream Blend
Frozen Japanese Green Tea

That's blasphemy to Boyfriend.

He's all about Almond EVERYTHING.

He'd make sweet sweet love to Almond Bubble Tea if the lid hole was big enough.

Arc_The_Lad
04-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Who Dares Talk Shit About Coconut?!

Lithium Flower
04-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Who Dares Talk Shit About Coconut?!

http://www.ghostofaflea.com/archives/ItsOnNowChapsL.jpg

Flora88
04-18-2011, 09:15 AM
Who Dares Talk Shit About Coconut?!

I know. I generally like coconut AND almond (hence my reason for trying them) but something about the cream+ flavor combo made me sick.

:(

Arc_The_Lad
04-18-2011, 10:11 AM
http://www.ghostofaflea.com/archives/ItsOnNowChapsL.jpg

I wish my stache was that thick, soon though....soon.

Also, I guess I can understand the cream blend, I prefer to drink just straight coconut milk, usually when I go to the pho place downtown here.

Rose of Battle
04-18-2011, 10:40 AM
I've only found it in our Japanese restaurants, too. There's a new bento cafe that opened near Ithaca College and they've got pretty cheap food, so I usually get my good ol' bubble tea there. I've also had it in a sushi restaurant in Ithaca. I freaked out the first time I tried some because it seemed so strange. But now I love it. XD

BsWN
04-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Lol, Taro Bubble Tea Ftw. =3 Oh, I also enjoy Taro Slush with Tapioca, that way you get more than the half cup of ice/half cup of bubble tea.

The fact that that reminded me of the "is the glass is half full or half empty?" saying, is slightly awkard. XD

Lulexiaa
04-18-2011, 02:08 PM
I really like peach or mango!:3

Flora88
04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
I want to make Earl Grey Milk Bubble Tea.

Seraphy
04-18-2011, 03:39 PM
I love mango bubble tea. There are some Vietnamese places I go to that have amazing bubble tea. But I have to admit that bubble tea is a big misnomer at the places I go to. It's more like bubble smoothie...

cupofjasmine
04-19-2011, 01:03 PM
honeydew melon and taro! i haven't bubble tea in a while.. *makes mental note to get bubble tea soon*

DireKitty
04-19-2011, 07:42 PM
I heard there was a store near me that sold packets for it...

IF ONLY I HAD MONEY.

Flora88
04-19-2011, 07:47 PM
UPDATE

Hits
Passion Fruit Cream Blend
Jasmine Green tea
Lychee cream blend
Watermelon juice
Pineapple Cream Blend
Peanut Cream Blend
Strawberry Green Tea
Hazelnut Milk Coffee
Milk Black Tea
Vanilla Cream Blend
Rose Green Tea

Misses
Thai Tea (too sweet)
Almond Cream Blend
Coconut Cream Blend
Frozen Japanese Green Tea
Wintermelon Juice

I'm totally going to keep doing this as I try everything.

Aesceus
04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Hm. So what IS bubble tea? There was some at my con and my friend got sick drinking it so I didn't try it.
I tend to stay away from the word 'tea', but all these yummy fruit flavours are intriguing. It's not hot like tea, is it? Why is it bubbly? And yes, Chrome, there is a U in flavour.

Flora88
04-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Hm. So what IS bubble tea? There was some at my con and my friend got sick drinking it so I didn't try it.
I tend to stay away from the word 'tea', but all these yummy fruit flavours are intriguing. It's not hot like tea, is it? Why is it bubbly? And yes, Chrome, there is a U in flavour.

It can be tea.
It can be a fruit syrup mixed with ice and cream.
It can be tea with milk.
It can be a slushy.
It can be an iced latte.
It can be...pretty much every beverage known to man except anything alcohol-related and, apparently, Earl Grey tea.

Aesceus
04-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Hmm. So I can go to the store, get a slushy, and put tapioca pearls in it? Do the pearls give it flavour, too, or are they just to munch on? I think the pearl part is what confuses me. I don't get their purpose...

And lol, didn't a guy a few pages back make some Sake Bubble Tea? Year second last options is wrong, now. To science!

Flora88
04-19-2011, 09:11 PM
Hmm. So I can go to the store, get a slushy, and put tapioca pearls in it? Do the pearls give it flavour, too, or are they just to munch on? I think the pearl part is what confuses me. I don't get their purpose...

And lol, didn't a guy a few pages back make some Sake Bubble Tea? Year second last options is wrong, now. To science!


Technically, you can. Lol.

As far as the alcohol thing, I was just referring to the types normally sold in stores.

HareyuNanami
04-19-2011, 10:07 PM
I can only buy bubble tea when I am in Toronto, which is an hour away at the TenRen.

My favourite is slush bubble tea Grape flavoured <3

NiwaNiwa
04-20-2011, 02:52 PM
OMGAHEVERYFLAVORBOBA!!
Adzuki, green tea, strawberry, rose, coffee, orange, blueberry, coconut, cherry, almond, lychee, grape, chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, black tea, white tea, jasmine tea, pomegranate, millky vanilla, peach, pineapple, HONEYDEW, watermelon, taro, chai, thai, kiwi, banana, mint, caramel, apple, mango, ginger, passion fruit, papaya, aloe, raspberry, blackberry, aaaaaa so many flavors @. @
with tapioca balls or fruit jellies and the awesome machine that makes the cute japanese lids and huge straaawwwsss!!
spazztimesugarpancakesbobabobaboba!!
I NEED!!

FunnyValentine
04-20-2011, 03:45 PM
I never had bubble tea but I always wanted to try it. o.o

Ani_BEE
04-20-2011, 04:05 PM
My favorites: Banada, Peach, Jackfruit (hard to find), Green Apple, Mango, Taro, Chocolate, and Honeydew.

I aim to always get one when I'm int Toronto as well.

Kaoru133
04-20-2011, 04:08 PM
The first time I had bubble tea i thought it was really nasty. lol
maybe i didnt get the right one? XD

sweettea
04-20-2011, 09:23 PM
I used to get it at a little shop walking distance from campus called the Green Mango. I loved their green tea flavor with a passion.

Little business went out of business and the other one in mall in Nashville got flooded last year sooo no more bubble tea!!!! :[

Flora88
04-20-2011, 09:24 PM
One thing I love about Houston: bubble tea effing everywhere. Srsly.


YOU GUYS SHOULD ALL COME VISIT ME!

JiseiHakushaku
04-20-2011, 10:53 PM
A little cafe down the street from my place just started serving them today! Tomorrow, I'll check it out and give my opinion.

I've had Bubble Tea before, though. Always mango or mango/peach flavored. Best stuff EVER.

rubyspitfire
04-20-2011, 11:27 PM
Sake?

amen

harmonyisarine
04-21-2011, 09:08 PM
Tonight I boiled tapioca pearls in water with molasses and raw sugar and added them (and some of the cooking water) to a cup of chai tea I made with 1 cup milk, .5 cup cream, and 1.5 cups water and slowly steeped to perfection. Oh, yes, and wildflower honey to sweeten the tea. Served hot.

It was delicious.