Bubble Tea. Who doesn’t love it? And if you don’t know what Bubble Tea is, what are you doing on this site? JK
But if you really don’t know, Bubble Tea is a sweet, milky tea drink that was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s. It typically comes with lots of sugar and chewy tapioca pearls. Since then, it has taken the world by storm.
Many people have taken creative liberties with the drink to come up with some of these crazy bubble tea-inspired creations.
1 Bubble Tea Souffle Pancakes | Miss Cheese Tea Cafe in Pasadena, CA
Take two of the most Instagrammed food trends to come out of Asia--Bubble tea and Japanese Souffle Pancakes-- and you have a winning combination. These stacks of jiggly pancakes are topped with a “healthy” amount of brown sugar whipped cream and, of course, loads and loads of tapioca pearls. And it’s been featured on Food Insider, so you know it’s legit.
2 Cheese Tea | HeyTea in China
This might sound like a weird combination considering that cheese is not widely consumed in Asia, and cheese and tea together just sounds...weird. Well, not this combination! The addition of cheese to your bubble tea creates a cheesecake-like flavor, and it has become a widely popular drink in Asia. Still not sold on the idea? Check out Chinosity’s post on cheese tea!
3 Fluffy Bubble Tea | Saisabo in Tokyo, Japan
Pour the tea over the dome of cotton candy to reveal your bubble tea-inspired creation! I’m all for an interactive dessert!
4 Mudflip | Taiwan and London
This chain is so popular that its storeshad to limit customers to only one order of this bubble tea per person! The tapioca pearls is submerged in thick brown sugar syrup. Once the pearls and syrup are mixed with the milk tea, it creates one totally Instagrammable drink.
5 Bubble Tea Buns | Feng Cha in Ontario, Canda
This is what you get when you cross a soup dumpling with Bubble Tea! This bun has a custard, mochi, and tapioca pearl filling and comes with a straw to drink it with. So, the next time you are choosing between pastry or Bubble Tea for dessert -- you can have them both at once!