Bubble tea, a taste and texture sensation

TEA WITH FLAVOUR AND TEXTURE… Bubble Cuppa owner, Phoebe Chow mixes a brew. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

Created in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea is a mix of milk tea, tapioca pearls and syrup. It spread through Asia, gaining popularity and then exploded in popularity across the United States. It has now arrived in Shepparton.

Bubble Cuppa is a quaint little bubble tea shop that opened in November. Phoebe Chow, the owner, saw the rise of bubble tea shops in Melbourne and knew there would be a demand in Shepparton.

More than 20 flavours are on offer such as jasmine milk tea, taro milk tea, mango green tea, and even milk tea.

“Young people love the flavours and the texture, thanks to the chewy tapioca balls,” said Phobe.

“Besides the drinks, we also have a range of snack foods, a lot of Asian flavours, to go with them.”

Bubble Cuppa is located at 257 Maude Street, opposite the fire station and is open from 11.00am to 6.00pm on weekends and 11.00am to 7.00pm during the week. Bubble Cuppa is open for takeaway and delivery only, call (03) 4800 3730.

Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Bubble Cuppa is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.