What Does Bubble Milk Tea Taste Like?

by Jadeeyah Abang

Two cups of Bubblish bubble milk tea, with straw, sitting side by side.

Okay, this is not an easy question to answer. Bubble or Boba milk tea drinks do not have one standard taste because there are variations to flavors. But if you ask around, several people will tell you that
in general, bubble milk tea tastes sweet, creamy and refreshing.

But since you’re here, why don’t we explore this topic a little further? 

Why does each bubble milk tea taste different?

A bubble  milk tea’s taste depends on the ingredients used to make the drink. For one, there are many types of tea used as base, and each of them taste differently compared to one another. 

  • Jasmine tea-based drinks may have floral notes
  • Assam tea-based drinks may have a more malty and earthy tones
  • Roasted Oolong tea-based drinks have a caramel taste
  • Ruanda Rukeri tea-based drinks have a hint of citrus
  • Chun Mee tea-based drinks can taste leafy and plum-like

Another factor that can affect a bubble milk tea’s taste is the type of sweetener used. Most shops use industrially made high fructose corn syrup, while others use honey. Here at Bubblish in Zürich, we use our home made raw sugar syrup made from sugar cane, to give our drinks a natural sweetness.

What other things can affect my bubble  milk tea’s taste?

A lot of other things can affect what a bubble milk tea tastes like, like the fruits, popping bobas, and other toppings added to create a whole new flavor. 

For example, if we want to make a chocolatey flavor, we would add cacao and chocolate syrup to the recipe. If we want to make a fruity flavor, we would add actual fruits to the recipe and we would use Bubblish popping boba that have fruit juices inside.

Sometimes, even the type of milk can have an effect on a bubble milk tea’s taste. Almond milk can give a nutty flavor, and milk options like Oatley can give your bubble milk tea a hint of oat. Temperature can change how a drink tastes, as well. This is why some bubble milk tea flavors are best served cold while others are best served hot.

Do you want to know more how bubble milk tea taste like? Honestly, the best way to find out is by trying it out on your own! You can visit our Bubblish tea shop in Zürich and order one of the flavors we offer. Otherwise, you could make your own bubble milk tea by following our step by step recipes with ingredients from our online shop. But if you have more inquiries, feel free to contact us!

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