Join The Bubble Tea Buzz!
Bubble Teas are a huge deal in London right now, and all around the UK – but what are they exactly? And what makes MamaLan bubble tea so special?
Bubble Teas are one of our most popular menu items here at MamaLan. Whether it’s at our restaurant in Clapham or Brixton, the stuff is just flying out the door! It wasn’t so long ago that no-one knew about this delicious drink outside of Asia, but in the last few years it has spread everywhere and can now be found in almost every town and city in the UK.
So, imagine our shock when we discovered that so many of you have still not tried it! Even if it’s something you do regularly enjoy, believe us when we tell you that the bubble tea we serve at MamaLan is a cut above the rest. A bold claim, we know, but you’ll just have to try it and see for yourself!
So, just what is all the fuss about anyway?
Bubble tea is a fruit or milk-based drink that is sometimes also known as pearl milk tea or boba tea. The base is brewed with either fruit or tea and then shaken together with tapioca pearls which become infused with all the incredible flavours of the basic ingredients. The result is a delightfully quirky drink full of bubbles – which is where we get the name from!
The tapioca pearls take on a chewy consistency that really zings with flavour when you bite into them. If you have never tried it, it might sound a little strange to mix all these different textures together, but we can honestly tell you that it’s one of the best drinks you will ever try. Kicking back with one of our ice-cold bubble teas and slurping it all up through an oversized straw before getting stuck into the luscious tapioca is a sensational experience that everyone really should try.
At MamaLan, we serve both fruit and milk teas. As a base, we usually use Jasmine tea as we find its delicate, fragrant flavour is the perfect combination with the sweetness of the fruit. Which is where we find the secret of what makes our bubble teas so special! While many bubble tea stands use artificial flavourings or sickly syrups, we use only real fruit here at MamaLan, so not only does it taste great, it’s good for you too! By making the fruit into a thin jam, we are able to preserve all the flavour and goodness without the need for artificial flavourings. When brewed in with the tea base, the jam seeps into every part of the drink giving it a fresh flavour that you simply won’t find in any other bubble tea.
It’s so good that customers have even asked if they buy the jam mix for themselves…well, all we can say is: watch this space! We don’t want to give away all our secrets, but you never know what’s going to be on offer the next time you visit MamaLan!
With mango, strawberry, passionfruit, lychee, banana and peach to choose from, our bubble teas really are pure sunshine magic in a cup! Perfect for cooling off on a hot summer’s day, or for reminiscing over warmer days gone by during the colder months of year, bubble tea really is a treat that never goes out of season.
For those who prefer milk tea options, we can also offer an amazing blend made with Taro, Coffee, or Vanilla. As some of you just can’t seem to get enough, extra tapioca balls are also available, of course, as are fruity jellies and magical popping boba! Let’s just say: you’ll have to try them yourself to believe how good they are.