Cup and saucer fans, beware. The bubble tea craze has hit Soho in all its bright, straw-sipping glory. Bubbleology is an authentic bubble tea café on Rupert Street, serving 13 varieties of fruit- and milk-based teas. (Cheers Amy G.)
The bubble tea phenomenon dates back to the 80s in a tiny market stall in Taipei. Today, there are over 8,000 bubble tea cafes in Taiwan, plus a massive following in the rest of Asia, Australia and North America.
Served warm or cold, bubble tea is fruit flavour-infused red, white or green tea with the unique addition of tapioca pearls that sink to the bottom. Affectionately called “boba”, these gummy textured pearls are fat free and soak up the tea’s flavours.