BEGINNING OF BUBBLE TEA
In the early 1980’s, Liu Han Chieh, a local teashop owner in Taiwan, decided to experiment with the classic milk tea drink by mixing in a few twists. Liu mixed the milk tea with fruit syrups, candied yams, and finally added in the tapioca pearls. The delicious end product, which soon became known as “bubble tea,” was officially introduced. Today, bubble tea remains an international favorite as its popularity continues to grow worldwide.
WHAT IS “BUBBLE TEA”?
Bubble tea is a mixture of sweetened tea and milk to which you can add various flavors and toppings; it can be served hot or cold. Another method is to use fresh fruits, milk, and crushed ice to create a healthy milk shake (similar to a smoothie). There are currently over 250 flavor combinations for bubble tea. But why “bubble tea”? First of all, the ingredients must be shaken thoroughly; as a result the drink will contain small air “bubbles.” Second of all, the tapioca pearls are marble-shaped, and when added into the drink will also resemble "bubbles” in the cup. Bubble tea must be drunk with a wide straw in order to get both the drink and tapioca in one slurp. The chewy tapioca addition is what makes bubble tea a drink and a snack that is enjoyable for kids and adults.
BUBBLE TEA BUSINESS
Are you thinking of starting your own bubble tea business? TMI can guide you through the steps towards starting a successful business. If you simply want to incorporate bubble tea into your existing business, TMI Trading can also help by spicing up your menu with an entire line of refreshing products. Our specialists can recommend you the best products for your particular business. Bubble tea will be the perfect addition for coffee shops, cafes, snack shops, juice bars, kiosks, etc.
TMI’s services range from fun interactive classes to providing bubble tea ingredients. Our bubble tea-making class agenda includes how to brew tea, boil the tapioca, mix the perfect cup of bubble tea, and in-depth overview of all the ingredients. Prior to each class, we provide each person with a packet containing helpful information on how to start your own business. The packet contains a sample menu, TMI's product price list, a setup sheet, a recipe booklet and a few other goodies. You can even purchase a sample kit at the end of the class that contains essential ingredients to practice making your own bubble tea at home.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us us today to take the first step into the bubble tea business.