The term bubble refers to the tiny bubbles in a tea that are formed due to strong movement in a cocktail shaker.
Mumbai: Bubble tea, a flavoured fruit tea of Taiwan, has lately been gaining popularity amongst the Mumbaikars.
Bubble tea is the name given to a wide variety of refreshing flavoured fruit teas and milk teas, served ice cold or piping hot, with cherry natural tapioca balls that you suck up through a big fat straw.
It was invented in the early 1980's in Taiwan and later spread to other Asian countries.
Dr Bubbles Chai Specialist is a popular chain that serves its trademark Bubble Tea, to which they gave a makeover by adding fruit jelly and fruit poppers to the milk and fruit tea, to suit the Indian taste.
The Dr Bubble Chai Specialist Outlet at Mumbai's Hill Road, Bandra, source their ingredients from an array of international location- tapioca from Taiwan, the bubbles from the UK and the jelly from Thailand.
The term bubble refers not to these additions, but to the tiny bubbles in a tea that are formed due to strong movement in a cocktail shaker. This Taiwanese street staple specialty is made with varied base - green tea, masala tea, black tea and also milk variants.
Latest addition to it is the bubble coffee, which is an amalgamation of beautiful flavours, with the base of a green coffee. Bubble Coffee is not roasted, contains no caffeine and is not at all bitter.