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Where to get Bubble Tea in Perth [29 Apr 2011|08:43am]

gemfyre
Hi there, I'm new! But not new to Bubble Tea.

I live in Perth (the one in Australia) and luckily Bubble Tea isn't too awkward to come across here. So let me review a few places.

Marangaroo Deli - This is located on the corner of Marangaroo Drive and Templeton Crescent, near a bunch of Asian Food stores. They have a MASSIVE collection of flavours, and you can concoct your own if you like. They offer sago, aloe and various flavoured jellies. I recommend the Mango Yoghurt flavour.

Utopia - Utopia started off as just a vegetarian restaurant in Northbridge but now they have a few small shops around the place (I know there is one in Victoria Park and one in Whitfords) that just sell Bubble Tea and some dessert/snack items. Again, they have a lot of flavours to choose from (the restaurant especially), and the best thing - CHOCOLATE SAGO. I like their Mango Green Milk Tea (you will find that I like mango milk tea in general, it's the flavour I usually get), with chocolate sago. They have a loyalty program going.

Yummy House Yum Cha - Located on Albany Highway in Victoria Park. Lots of flavours to choose from (including "Coffee Tea"), and you can enjoy your tea while scoffing Yum Cha!

Icey-Ice - A small chain specialising in "Snow Ice" and crepes, they also have a good Bubble Tea range. This was where I first tried Bubble Tea.

Easi-Way - There are loads of these stores in the city, and barely any anywhere else. Easi-Way let you adjust levels of sugar and flavouring and also have a loyalty program.

Fruityo Frozen Yoghurt - The one of these at Hillaries Boat Harbour offers a few flavours of Bubble Tea, but my friends and I agree, the Bubble Tea here is inferior to all the other places.

There are probably a few other spots, but I'm yet to discover them. Most of them seem to be south of the river and I am north.
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london [02 Feb 2010|08:14pm]

resin
heyy everybody

i have a friend in london, uk and i want him to experience bubble tea. does anybody know of any places where he can find it?

thanks
:]
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[15 Nov 2009|10:13am]

asianleprachaun
I've been to a lot of bubble tea places in New York, but I happen to think Quickly's is the best by far. Which brings me to the question, how many of you know Quickly's? Because I know it's some big chain bubble tea shop (surprisingly enough) and, in my opinion, deserving of its reputation. To tell you the truth I never liked bubble tea *glances around for sharp objects* Nor did I like it's chewy black tapioca balls that my friends and I always manage to squeeze in a "thats what she said" while eating them. But Quickly's deliciously yummy bubble tea changed that for me, but my hate for tapioca balls still remains undetered.

At the beginning I usually went for the non-milk tea flavors like passion fruit or lychee, but now I'm beggining to appreciate milk green tea. I've tried taro (which reminds me of cookies) but it's too sweet for my taste as well as black tea, but I personally like green tea the best. So to end my kiss-assing, if you live in the NY state area and been living under a rock, try Quickly's.

Their website <3

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[10 Nov 2009|12:42am]

maedae84
Does anyone know of any places that sell bubble tea in the Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan area?
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[06 Nov 2007|06:33pm]

mediawar
Hi!

I usually buy my Bubble Tea at Fuzion Sushi in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Saskatchewan is "above Montana" to anyone curious), and I sometimes buy it in Regina, Saskatchewan at Ngoc Van. The only other cities I've tried it in are Red Deer, Alberta and Calgary, Alberta.

I went to a shop in Chinatown in Calgary and the man working "guaranteed" that he made the best bubble tea I'd ever try...whereas he was right about the tapioca (it was perfect--not mushy, not hard, just right!), I wasn't too big a fan of the Red Bean Bubble Tea, which is odd because I like anything Red Bean. He was pretty cocky about his product, which is good, but...he did try telling my boyfriend and I that "most bubble tea shops try to fool white folks into thinking their bubble tea is the real stuff"--which was sort of funny, and sort of racist. But I love Bubble Tea and can deal with that sort of smack.

Taro is by far my favorite EVER. It was recommended to me once but didn't appeal, so the man working actually made it and gave it to me for free because he had decided that it would become my favorite flavor. Oddly enough...he was right. It's amazing. I've only had about a dozen kinds altogether (including cappuccino, red bean, pomegranate calpis, green tea, coconut, lychee, mango, pineapple, strawberry, etc etc), but I always end up buying Taro way more often than anything else. I'm hooked. I'm not a fan of a lot of the non-milky flavors, to be honest.

I recently ended up buying two bags of powder flavor--Taro and Mango--from an Asian Grocery store, as well as 4 little bags of Tapioca (2 black, 2 rainbow). Now, I've tried making the drink itself (WAY too strong if I followed the directions), but I haven't tried making the tapioca yet...the package says it only takes 5 minutes to make......but everywhere online has said it takes 25-50. What do I do!! I don't want to experiment too much, because I only get to a supplier about once a month if I'm lucky!

Anyway, sorry for rambling, I just love bubble tea and felt it necessary to express my love for it, hehe.

- Courtney

Edit: I just realized that "a supplier" made bubble tea sound like a drug. Haha. Oops. It's a "good" addiction, beats a bad addiction!
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Boba Tea~! Yum.... [21 Oct 2007|03:44am]

sakurasaturn
[ mood | tired ]

Hello! First time poster here...I just found this community on a whim searching "boba tea" in Google. I'm from Denver, CO and frequent the Lollicup Denver location. My hometown is nearby Aurora, but before university I never even heard of "boba" or "bubble tea." A friend asked me if I wanted to go to the place called Lollicup (Denver) and that was that! I haven't been anywhere else yet. My favorite used to be Strawberry Yogurt Snow Bubble, but Coffee and Cappucino have tied and -gasp- possibly replaced it.

I'd try some other places...but I'm currently in London, England, studying abroad at University of Westminster. I've been away from the US since September 10th, and...I haven't had any bubble tea since! I won't be back to the States until December 18th. It's one of the things I miss about home. Can anyone recommend places that serve it? Perhaps restaurants at Chinatown have it?

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Bubble Tea shops in PA? [19 Oct 2007|03:10pm]

randoseru
I've been to a few in Philadelphia and NY (China Town), but was wondering if there were any shops, say, in Allentown (or even closer to Scranton)?

Thanks!


Mm.. My favorite is jasmine- HOT. :")
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Bubble tea, so good to me! [16 Oct 2007|01:07am]

falasama
[ mood | chipper ]

Hallo there!

I'm new to this community, but I have been a fan of bubble tea for a good two or so years, now. My name is Fala, I'm 21, I'm Scottish and an Illustration major. I've always been a fan of tea. I drink tea more often than I do not drink tea. If I'm at home or in class, likely as all I'll be sipping at a mug of something hot and fragrant. I go through a rather shameful amount of tea at an alarming rate, I rather fear ^_^;

I've gone through all manners of tea, black, red, green, herbal, fruit, spice, etc. Alas, it was not till a short while ago that I stumbled upon bubble tea. I'm attending college in the State of Florida and there is an utterly ace coffee and tea shop within walking distance. I'd heard about bubble tea, but never gotten the chance to try it, so when I read that this place had it, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Since I adore starfruit, that was the first flavour I tried. From the very first sip, I was hooked.

I've tried many different flavours since then. The starfruit and red bean are brilliant. Chocolate is good in that it is every bit as satisfying as a milkshake and then some, with only half the calories. Coconut is a rich, sweet dream in a cup. Taro tastes different with every new place I try it at, and I love it every time. The only drink I like at Starbucks is their green tea frappucino, and I have only recently learnt that they use green tea-flavoured bubble tea mix from Boba Tea Direct to make it. The only flavour I've tried thus far that I don't much care for is honeydew. Out of everything I have tasted though, I'd have to say, my very favourite would have to be almond. It tastes like creamy, drinkable marzipan!

The flavour I would most love to try next is mint. I'm an utter fanatic for all things minty and having learnt that mint-flavoured bubble tea exists, I am positively chomping at the bit to taste it. Has anyone here had it? Was it good? Do tell, please!

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[03 Oct 2007|09:23pm]

paganfrog

ive only tonight heard about boba or bubble tea! i was reading something on wiki and bubble eta was commented upon. sooooooo, i did what i usuall do when i wanna know about something, i wiki'd bubble tea.

im really wanting to try some because i am into foodstuffs that are considered "unusual"
the problem is, i live in the. in a part of the uk that you could consider is out in the sticks and is backwards in coming forwards to new things (we dont even have any proper ethnic food restuarants, the one we have its western food with  spices thrown in)

anyway i really do miss living near london, england, i would be sure to find a place there to sample my bubble tea.

are there any fellow brits here?

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boba! [18 Sep 2007|09:13pm]

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[11 Jun 2007|09:40pm]

starchaserkat
I'm new to this community and to bubble tea, so I thought I'd drop a note to tell you all that just looking through some of the recent entries gave me a dozen ideas. Thanks!


Also, being from Chattanooga, Tennessee, I'm sad to say that this city has no bubble tea that I know of. (Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt many of you would know anyway.) When I'm in school, I'm about an hour away from Nashville, but I haven't explored for bubble tea there because I had never had it until I visited Boston a week ago. I'm dying to try some of the more unusual flavors (avocado???), but I guess for now, I'm stuck with what I can come up with on my own. Chattanooga is a beautiful city, and I love it, but I think I'm stuck in the part of the U.S. that is the last to see anything new.


Today, I made some bastard bubble tea with tiny tapioca pearls. I used black tea and mint tea and vanilla cream, and it turned out better than I thought it would, but really, I have no basis for comparison. At least the tiny tapioca pearls fit through my regular tiny straw.

Back to lurking, I guess.
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Long Island Places Found! [05 May 2007|10:28pm]

starshrek
[ mood | anxious ]




At last:
Fortune Wheel in Levittown
Abigail Cusine Shop in Rockville Center

Only just learned of these places, but am eager to try them out.

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[03 Mar 2007|05:03pm]

ca_phe_buon
[ mood | tired ]

I went to Houston last week and I had the most amazing bubble tea I ever tasted. It's in a place called Teahouse in the Hong Kong City Mall and it's located in the food court. They have TONS of flavors to choose from as well as different things to put in your drink besides the usual tapioca balls. I'm a bit old fashioned and ordered the original creamy bubble tea (number one on the menu). Although, my mom let me sample some of her melon flavored one (I think it's honeydew, but I'm not sure) and it tasted great as well.

There's another bubble tea shop right near the main entrance of the Hong Kong City Mall called Fiji Coffee & Teas (or something close to that). I didn't get a chance to really try any of the other flavors except the coffee kind, and I must say that was some awesome coffee.

Although, there's a place that everyone must avoid and that is Star, Snow, Ice. Ugh, horrible bubble tea.

I miss Houston. Not only for it's weather, but for the abundance of bubble tea shops. Now I'm stuck in upstate New York with no bubble tea, but my friend told me of a small teahouse downtown where they sell bubble tea and Japanese snacks there. It's supposed to be a Japanese tea ceremony experience sort of thing where they serve hot tea with desserts. I need to go check it out sometime.

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Best Bubble Tea!!! [07 Jan 2007|08:47pm]

whatsperfectluv
[ mood | satisfied ]

I am house and dog sitting for my old roommates. I miss so many things down here, but the thing I miss the most is the best bubble tea ever!!!!
Ten Ren College Park! I am going to be here until Friday, I plan on having it at least a handful of times while I am here. I had some today, yum yum yum Passion fruit. Tomorrow my cousin wants to go and has only been once, I need to show her how wonderful this places is. I think tomorrow I will have some Honeydew!!! ^_^

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I love bobas! [14 Dec 2006|09:41pm]

dbad
[ mood | happy ]

Just joined this community and I wanted to express my love for Boba tea. There's a place, Boba Internet Cafe, about an hour from where I live, over in Tampa. But when I used to live in Tampa we were within walking distance! We went all the time, it was like a second living room to us. They had a Ms. Pac Man machine and tons of magazines and board games and comfy couches, and the internet. Basically, it rocks. My favorite tea flavor is Thai Tea and my favorite smoothie flavor is Taro. Most of the time I'll go there with friends, and I don't understand why they get it without bobas! That's the best part! Sheesh. Anyway, I'm excited because I'm going to get one tomorrow. Also have a little card - buy 9 Boba drinks and the 10th is free!

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New, a BT store, tapioca cooking tips needed [28 Nov 2006|07:16pm]

purple_ivy
Hey all, I'm new here!
I'm from New Zealand, and stores that sell bubbble tea are rare, so I have to make mine at home, and so far it's been fairly successful.
I discovered Bubble Tea around July this year while staying with my older sister in Auckland City (I'm originally from there but have been living in a small town for the last 6 years). There is a great little shop on Queen Street, just down from Sky City Metro, on the same side as SCM. I think it may be called Milk Tea Shop or something, but I'm not 100% sure on that. It's the only bubble tea store I've found (they also sell ice cream and other things). They've go loads of flavours, very traditional Asian ones like red bean, taro, etc. My favourite is jasmine green tea. It's so good I could just...burst or something.

Anyway, since I live in a small town that's probably never ever heard of bubble tea, I have to make my own. I cannot locate any black tapioca pearls and I'm unsure about ordering over the internet, especially from any companies overseas. So I use the white ones instead, which doesn't add much to the look of the drink but they do they same thing in your mouth!

However, I have yet to perfect the art of cooking them :/
I got a bubble tea recipe off the 'net and the cooking instrctions are pretty good. 1 part tapioca to about 7 parts water, boil water, add tapioca, cook for 25 minutes, ones cooked let rest for 25 minutes. Trouble is the tapioca is never cooked properly and when you bite into them they're hard and...almost powdery inside. The outside is perfect, and some balls are cooked all the way through. I've tried increasing the cooking time and adding more water (boiling from kettle) at this point so they don't go slushy, but it just isn't working.
If you have any tips at all, whatsoever, I'd been so happy to read them! I miss my bubble tea and I want some with tapioca that is actually cooked!

Thanks ^_^
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[10 Sep 2006|12:23pm]

blue_film
Love tapioca?

I'm selling tapioca pearls!

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Bubble Tea Locations [23 Aug 2006|08:54pm]
travelingboba
Does anyone know where I can get bubble tea north of Boston?
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Bubble tea in Newfoundland? [30 Jul 2006|10:26pm]
wheresyourbrain
[ mood | thirsty ]

Anyone know if there are any places that sell bubble tea in St. John's, Newfoundland? I moved here earlier this year from Ontario and can't find it anywhere. I'm in withdrawal! :(

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Bubble tea in Tallahassee, Florida [13 Jul 2006|10:28am]

angelpink2002
For those who have been in Tallahassee for a while, you might remember the quaint bubble tea store that used to reside in the FSU student union. I used to go there when I would visit my brother while he was in college. Of course, when I decided to go to school here...they closed.

Long have been the days since I've had a delicious bubble tea. I nearly wept with joy when I went out to lunch with my coworker to a nearby chinese food restaurant. Low and behold they serve bubble tea! They have about...10 flavours I believe...more or less. My favourite is still always the black milk tea.

But to anyone in Tallahassee or the vicinity. North China Gourmet on Market St (it's on the corner of Market Street and Timberlane...right next to the Old Town Cafe). They are open from 11am-3am (The food there is really good, and they have lunch specials during this time. I highly recommend going for a lunch sometime) and from 5pm-9pm.
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