WHAT IS BUBBLE TEA?
Bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, boba juice, boba milk tea or simply boba) is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s.
There are many variations of bubble tea with a wide range of ingredients. Most recipes contain a base of tea which is mixed or shaken with fruit or milk. Ice-blended versions of the tea are usually mixed with fruit or syrup, resulting in a slushy consistency. Chewy tapioca balls - also known as bubbles/boba - are often added, hence the name: bubble tea. While there are many other toppings, like Nata jelly, pudding, herbal jelly, the bubbles remain the crowd favorite.
In the early ‘90s, bubble tea was pervasive in Japan and Hong Kong. From there, international traders pushed the product into Chinatowns all over North America where it flourished. By 2000, a veritable boom was underway with bubble operations opening across the world, Kung Fu Tea included! Check out our story here.
When it comes to bubble tea, though, not every recipe maintains the same original flavor first created in Taiwan. Our Kung Fu Tea-chniques on the other hand attempt to maintain every aspect of the authentic taste. We use tea leaves from the mountains of Taiwan in our tea, which is brewed fresh every three hours. Where other companies hurriedly chill their tea, our Kung Fu Masters do this by hand, with time and care.
This dedication to our tea is in line with our embodiment of the Kung Fu spirit. It is passed along to our bubbles which are made from an all natural combination of tapioca, brown sugar and honey. They are made every two hours to preserve their fresh, chewy textures.
Bubble tea has evolved since its creation and, though we try to uphold the tradition, we are fearless in the face of change. We are here to innovate and push the boundaries of bubble tea in every cup! Hurry up and find your customized drink here!