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!