What a fantastic story of these 3 guys willing to share their passion about bubble tea in France! Yummy, yummy ! If you plan to visit ‘La Foire de Paris’, I strongly recommend you the Bubble Tea class with Haut de Forme and Bubble Fever.
A bit of history …
Bubble tea is a Taiwanese specialty that originated in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan during the 1980s. Tea stands were set in front of elementary school and competing to attract the most children looking for a refreshing beverage after class. One day, one concession owner began adding flavouring to his teas. That quickly was a great success. Children were loving the sweet and cool taste of the drink. Because the beverage needed to be shaken to mix tea and flavouring, bubbles were forming in the tea and the drink came to be known as ‘Bubble Tea’.
In 1983, tapioca pearls were introduced in Taiwan. It happened to perfectly fit the nice and cool flavored tea. A new trend was born.
Drink recipes may now vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base (green or black) mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. It is usually served cold but some hot variations can be very enjoyable, especially when the winter comes.
Delicious homemade Pearl Milk Bubble Tea recipe by Bubble Fever:
- 10 cups water
- 1 cup tapioca balls
Bring water to boil. Once the water is boiling, pour in tapioca balls. Boil for 12 (firm), 16 (medium firm), 20 minutes (melting). Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Strain and rinse with water. Store in a container with 2 tablespoons of sugar syrup for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Ingredients for one glass:
- 5 fl.oz. Black Tea
- 5 fl.oz. Milk
- 2 teaspoons Flavouring powder or fruit syrop
- 2 teaspoons Tapioca pearl
- Shake cool black tea, milk, flavouring powder or fruit syrop and ice
- Pour down in a glass with Tapioca Pearl. Ready ! (Easy isn’t it?)
Where to get a Bubble Tea in Paris?
Zen-Zoo, 13 rue Chabanais, 75002, Paris