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Daisybutter - UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: bubbleology, making bubble tea
Daisybutter - UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: bubbleology, making bubble tea
Daisybutter - UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: bubbleology, making bubble tea
Daisybutter - UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: bubbleology, making bubble tea
Daisybutter - UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: bubbleology, making bubble tea
Daisybutter - UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: bubbleology, making bubble tea

Bubbleology Notting Hill, 45 Pembridge Road, London, W11 3HG.
As a token Chinese blogger, it was pretty much a no-brainer when I was invited to the Notting Hill branch of Bubbleology for a little soiree. I drink bubble tea all the time, there's an awesome bubble tea stall outside my apartment in Hong Kong, and I think one of my most commonly asked questions is 'what even is bubble tea?'.

Put simply, bubble tea is a classic tea or tea-infused drink with tapioca pearls or popping boba mixed in, originating from Taiwan who often label the beverage as their national drink. I always see bubble tea as a sweetened milk tea with tapioca pearls, a beverage I've had since I was a little 'un exploring Hong Kong for the first time. But I was really excited to hang out with the team and a handful of other bloggers and my sister to try some 'New-Gen' tea-infused versions.

My favourite was probably the white peach tea with lychee boba and tapioca pearls that I grabbed on the way out: super refreshing and light with a sweet, fruity taste. Just can't get enough of them tapioca pearls. I also tried the honeydew and vanilla tea which was surprisingly good - creamy, rich, fruity and light all at the same time.

To celebrate my sister (#Babybutter!) getting amazing A-level results and subsequently being accepted to her University of choice, I mixed up a cocktail bubble tea for her. Made up of a pina colada base, lychee jelly and passionfruit popping boba, it tasted darn good but I went just a tad heavy on the jelly much to the team's amusement. It's safe to say my future as a Mixologist is still far far away!

39 comments

  1. Oh, I'm so jealous of you for going to this event, ha! I'm a little bit obsessed with bubble tea.
    Congrats to your sister for getting into her university of choice - how exciting! xx

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  2. Bubble tea was really big here a few years ago but I think it's been overtaken by froyo! I usually like to get a lemon/grapefruit green or black tea with aloe vera pieces, I actually just can't get behind the tapioca balls haha.

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  3. Looking so yummy!


    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  4. I've always wanted to try bubble tea, it looks and sounds amazing! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  5. Ah i'm still yet to try this - need to pull my socks up!
    Sophie
    x

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  6. I have never tried bubble tea! I've never really understood what was in it!
    Now I know!

    ​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie x

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  7. I'm glad you cleared up what Bubble Tea actually is, as I've never had a clue. I'm not a lover of over milky things so I don't think I'd like it. Any other tea though. xx

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  8. Totally my fave - though I rarely have any other flavours than classic milk tea flavour - definitely the HK version as it's stronger. Will be finding some in HK for sure next week. Eeeee!

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  9. I tried bubble tea a few months back in laandaan..its so cool! you seem like a bubble-tea-pro gurrl!

    http://attireanddiary.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxxx

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  10. I'm always amazed by the many different flavours available in the US or UK, none of which are available in Taiwan, haha
    I personally think the Taiwan signature pearl milk tea is too heavy, so I always opt for pearl green tea instead!

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  11. I love Bubble Tea, we have our own bar at my University and I'm constantly visiting it!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  12. Your mix sounds amazing! I absolutely love Bubble tea, we have a little shop called Pearls in Brighton and I can't walk past without grabbing a Taro tea. Your photos are beautiful by the way! :)

    Carrie xx
    carriebrighton

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  13. You're the first person I've come across who's favourite is white peach with lychee like me! *highfive* I love bubble tea, and I always go to Bubbleology in London for it! Must have been a cool experience to make your own! Well done to your sister for getting into uni! ^^

    Jodie.xo || www.lefthandwhimsy.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. i love bubble tea! sounds deeeelish! congrats to your sister also


    naddaosman.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Who doesn' know bubble tea? I love bubble tea c:
    And I always choose the original milk tea with
    tapioca pearls! Congratulations to your clever sister
    as well! Your own mixed bubble tea sounds delish!
    Xx

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  16. Congratulations, BabyButter!


    I've never had bubble tea - mainly I'll be brave and give it a go one day.

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  17. Wonderful pics :) You have a lovely blog xx

    - Chaitra | PinkPot

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  18. It was like all my dreams coming true at once - easily one of the best invites to receive. I'll pass your words on, she's so excited and nervous!

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  19. I don't think London really "gets it" yet but maybe this year will be its' turn. Froyo on the other hand; HUGE in London for the summer. Grapefruit green tea sounds insanely good, Jane!

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  20. You definitely should - I think you'd like it!

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  21. How have you never tried it?! Soho food tour and bubble tea date soon lady xx

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  22. Now you know indeed ;) I shall force one upon you the next time I see you Leanne!

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  23. Winnie and I shall show you the ways soon I'm sure! I really need to email you guys re: Brum weekend trip. x

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  24. I never really branched out either - HK style is my favourite still. But the white peach was awesome. See you out there lady! xx

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  25. You just can't beat a good bubble tea!

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  26. Me too! The classic Taiwanese signature drink and HK ones are my favourite, but if you ever get to - the white peach one was SO good.

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  27. Oh you lucky lady! I wish we'd had it when I was in my Uni days!

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  28. I'd like to think so too ;) the experts said otherwise though haha! Oh taro is a darn good choice, right? Must pop that on my Brighton list. Thank you so much Carrie!

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  29. Good taste Jodie! White peach and lychee is a match made in heaven. I'll pass your sweet words on to my sister (:

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  30. this looks like a fab experience! I've been meaning to try bubble tea for ages now, I've heard Bubbleology is great xx http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. So so good right? Message passed along to the sister!

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  32. I know right! Thanks Mei - message relayed over to her!

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  33. Thank you on behalf of the little 'un! Oh you should - it's like a dessert and tea beverage all at the same time, so damn good.

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  34. It really was! You def need to try it.

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  35. I've been craving bubble tea since we had it on Sunday! Definitely need to try the honeydew tea. x

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  36. Me too! The honeydew was amazing - totes need to make bubble tea our new dessert jaunt (:

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