Hanging out in a lab, drinking bright pink tea and popping bubbles in my mouth isn’t how I would usually spend my Tuesday evenings, but on this particular Tuesday I was attending a Bubble Tea masterclass at Bubbleology in Notting Hill. What is Bubble Tea? you ask – it is a Tea that is infused with fruity flavours and served with all natural Tapioca pearls which you snack on as you drink.
All the teas are freshly brewed and are 100% vegetarian. But I have to admit, after my third Bubble Tea I felt a bit sick, it may have been a bit too much sugar for me, so next time I go I’m planning to try out some of the milky bubble teas as they seem much more my style (I’ve heard a rumour they do cookies & cream – Nom). That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy my strawberry and passion fruit tea and popping all the little bubbles in my mouth. Bubble Tea is certainly an experience; whether your a green tea enthusiast, a ginger & apple addict, or a milk and two sugars kinda gal like me, all tea drinkers need to give Bubble Tea a go at least once, although maybe not your Gran, I doubt it would be her cup of tea, pun intended.
What I really loved about Bubble Tea is how colourful it is. I took over 100 photos at this event because all the teas and bubbles looked so pretty. It was so colourful me and my friend Tam had a little Bubble Tea photo shoot in the Bubbleology court yard. Basically I have come up with this not so scientific formula: