Everyone loves classic milk boba tea, but you shouldn’t stop there-not when there are so many bubble tea varieties to taste! Take a look at these top flavours you need to try.
What makes bubble tea?
Typically, bubble tea is made from black tea with milk, sugar, and tapioca balls. But did you know that any of these four key ingredients can be swapped out or even omitted to create a huge range of unique flavours?
From winter melon to matcha, here are five of the most popular of these bubble tea varieties.
Unmissable bubble tea flavours to try
Winter Melon Bubble Tea
Winter melon is a flavour that confuses many first timers. With a name so close to watermelon, many people expect this bubble tea to taste fresh and bright. However, the real deal is almost the opposite. Made from a traditional variety of Chinese melon which caramelises when cooked, winter melon bubble tea tastes sweet and smoky on the tongue.
Genmaicha Bubble Tea
Genmaicha can be a bit of a tongue twister if you’re not familiar with Japanese, which is why many people know this variety as ‘popcorn bubble tea’. Genmaicha is made from green tea that’s been mixed with toasted rice. The rice gives this bubble tea a popcorn-like flavour, hence the drink’s nickname.
Taro Bubble Tea
With its sweet and creamy texture and beautiful lavender hue, it’s no surprise that taro has become one of the most well-loved bubble tea varieties. Taro comes from a starchy, potato-like root-but don’t let that fool you. The flavour is actually far closer to nutty cookies and cream than a root vegetable.
Zero-Calorie Bubble Tea
Are you watching your waistline? If so, look out for zero-calorie bubble teas. Made with pure iced tea, chia seeds, and no sugar, these bubble teas have virtually no calories-perfect for when you’re on a diet. Of course, it’s worth noting that most bubble tea is inherently healthful as long as you ask for low sugar. After all, tea is rich in antioxidants and milk is filled with calcium.
Matcha Bubble Tea
While most bubble tea isn’t bad for you, matcha is a great choice when you want something that’s really good for your body. Matcha bubble tea has been described as green tea maximised. The health benefits of matcha are plentiful, including boosted metabolism, increased antioxidants, and natural detoxing. Best of all, it tastes great too!
Finding your new favourite tea
No matter how much you love your typical bubble tea order, it’s always great to try something different. You never know when you might find a new favourite! If you’re not sure which flavour to sample next, why not try a delivery of grass jelly tea from Blackball or ice cream milk tea from i.tea?