Bubble tea at Bubbleology

In Soho, a stone’s throw away from China town, a few bubble tea vendors have popped up recently.

Last week, Jenny and I, went to Bubbleology to try it out. We expected a cold tea with bubbles bursting of flavour, and were actually slightly disappointed.

There were two types of tea to choose from; milky or fruity, with lot’s of different flavours like mango, strawberry, caramel, chocolate… The same type of bubbles were added to the teas if one didn’t request any of the special ones at the counter. We tried the regular thing, one mango and one passionfruit and were sorry to discover that the tapioca bubbles (more like a chewy ball actually) were quite slimy and didn’t taste much.

I loved the big straws though, which easily carried the bubbles (boba, I’ve been told they’re called) to your mouth. But after having enjoyed half the tea, we were a bit bored of the bubbles. Not even the tea on it’s own was that nice, it tasted more like squash with a bitter tea-after taste.

However, it was fun to try, and checking out all the Asians drinking the milky versions, we felt that maybe we could give it another go.

To learn more on bubble teas, have a look here.

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4 Responses to Bubble tea at Bubbleology

  1. We’re completely different here, I loved it – and keep going back for more and more and more. Normally have the plain milk tea one though, find the fruit ones too sweet. Give it another shot and soon you’ll be as addicted as me… or not, who knows :)

  2. Jamie says:

    But don’t you find the standards vary all the time??

  3. Not really – but I’ve been going less to Bubbleology and more to Boba Jam on Shaftesbury Av; like them a bit better; less “crazzzzy trendy chemist” feels more like the real deal

    • Hanna says:

      Will definitely try the milk tea next time, and go to Boba Jam as you suggested, and hopefully I will be as hooked as you :)

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