A MILKY Taiwanese drink with tiny balls of tapioca at the bottom of it might not seem the most palatable beverage – but it’s the latest craze that’s hit Leeds.
Perhaps you’ve already noticed, but Bubble tea venues have been popping up all over the city recently, following in London’s footsteps.
Take, for example, the new Bubbleology site at Trinity Leeds.
Bubbleology serves warm or chilled bubble teas with a red, white or green tea base.
The drinks are then infused with fruit flavourings (there are plenty to take your pick from) and have the tapioca pearls at the bottom.
In fierce competition with this new arrival will be Bubble Bubble, which only recently opened its doors at the Merrion Centre.
The owners invested £10,000 into the site at the mini market and have faith that it will take off up north.
Yan Jiechao, founder of Bubble Bubble, said: “Bubble tea has become increasingly popular in the last four years.
“The concept is particularly popular with young people and the Merrion Centre was chosen as the ideal location with thousands of students and shoppers passing through its doors every day.”
Not to mention Café Jojo, which also serves (you guessed it) bubble tea and is tucked away just off Woodhouse Lane opposite the Broadcasting Place building.
We’re a nation known for being big tea-lovers so these new ventures will hopefully do well.
Let’s just hope the bubble doesn’t burst with this trend as it will effect a lot of new businesses in Leeds.