Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, has taken the world by storm with its delightful mix of flavors, textures, and colors. Without a doubt, the drink’s ability to wow you seem to be endless with its customization options. To top it all, boba has emerged as an irresistible option for a drink as the pandemic ravaged the planet and made people put a premium on their health.
So, as the world and the whole of Christendom celebrate Easter Sunday, looking at the latest bubble tea trends should be most opportune. In a way, the emergence of boba drinks that are stronger than ever and more delicious than ever after the virus shook the world stage is a testament to humanity’s greater resolve to push through and succeed. Despite the challenges along the way.
So, without further ado, let's explore the 7 latest bubble tea trends that have captured the hearts and taste buds of tea and dessert enthusiasts alike! Something everyone in the family should celebrate to energize the spirit while making everyone’s mouth melt crazy in ecstasy.
1. Cheese Tea
One of the most intriguing recent trends is the rise of cheese tea. This delicious concoction combines the sweetness of bubble tea with a thick layer of creamy cheese foam on top. The cheese foam is typically made from cream cheese, milk, and a hint of salt, creating a rich and savory contrast to the sweet tea underneath. This unexpected pairing is winning over fans who enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors.
WARNING: Too much sugar is never a good thing. So make sure you observe healthy portions for your bubble tea servings.
Cheese tea is a wonderful addition to the boba family. Each boba fan has his/her preference, so to enjoy it best, ensure you arrive at the most agreeable mix of flavors. And yes, remember to keep the sugar down low to keep your bubble tea healthier than ever.
2. Fruit-infused Bubble Tea
As people become more health-conscious, fruit-infused bubble teas are gaining popularity for their fresh and natural taste. These beverages are made by adding fresh fruit or puree to the tea, resulting in natural sweetness and tanginess.
Some popular fruit choices include mango, peach, strawberry, and passion fruit, but the possibilities are virtually endless! With their refreshing taste and vibrant colors, fruit-infused bubble teas are perfect for warm weather or when you need a pick-me-up.
Now, if you’re wondering if you have other options for your bubble tea ingredients, try popping boba. Not only does it allow you to choose from a long list of fruit flavors, but it’s also fun-filled with colors especially appealing to kids. Something to remember Easter time by.
If you’ve forgotten, you can also put more excitement into it with other tapioca twists. Do you know there are bajillion tapioca options for you?
3. Brown Sugar Boba/ Tiger Milk Tea
Brown sugar boba, also called tiger milk tea, has made waves in the bubble tea world with its distinct caramel-like flavor and chewy tapioca pearls. This trend involves cooking the tapioca pearls in a syrup made from brown sugar, which gives the pearls a rich, dark color and a deep, sweet taste. The brown sugar boba is added to either milk tea or a milk-based drink, creating an irresistible blend of flavors and textures.
This boba is definitely going to make your mouth water just by looking at it! True enough, tiger milk tea is a certified Instagram star. If there’s a social media post on IG about boba, it’s highly likely this particular tea type. Of course, another reason for that is how Gen-Xers and Millenials have become the biggest walking advertisements for this tea type.
The eye-catching appearance of brown sugar boba, with its swirling patterns and radiant colors, has also made it a popular choice for social media-savvy consumers.
4. Vegan and Dairy-Free Options
As more people adopt plant-based diets, the demand for vegan and dairy-free bubble tea options has grown. Many bubble tea shops now offer alternative milk options, such as almond, soy, or oat milk, to create creamy and delicious dairy-free drinks.
Additionally, some shops have started using vegan-friendly tapioca pearls, made without traditional gelatin, to ensure everyone can enjoy this delightful beverage.
If you don’t know how to make vegan bubble tea, start learning to make the usual boba and take it from there. The steps here should get you going.
5. Nitro Bubble Tea
Now, here’s something not out of the ordinary. Nitro bubble tea is an exciting twist on the classic drink, inspired by the popularity of nitro cold brew coffee popularized no less by the American coffee chain Starbucks. This trend involves infusing bubble tea with nitrogen gas, which creates a creamy, frothy texture and a smoother taste.
The nitrogen bubbles also help enhance the tea's flavors, making for a unique and refreshing drinking experience. Nitro bubble tea is perfect for those who want to try something new and innovative.
6. Unique Toppings and Mix-ins
Bubble tea enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new and exciting toppings and mix-ins. Lately, we've seen the introduction of unusual options, such as flavored popping boba, fruit jellies, chia seeds, and even edible glitter. These creative additions allow customers to customize their drinks and create a truly Instagram-worthy beverage.
7. DIY Bubble Tea Kits
With the growing popularity of bubble tea, many fans are looking for ways to enjoy their favorite drink at home. DIY bubble tea kits have become popular, allowing customers to create custom blends of tea, flavors, and toppings. These kits often include everything you need, such as tea leaves, sweeteners, tapioca pearls, and straws, making it easy for anyone to become a bubble tea master at home.
Well, you can always go to your fave boba shop and enjoy bubble tea. But there’s no beating you can make at home as it’s available anytime you want — even in the middle of the night. So, bottoms up, here’s a perfect set of DIY boba kits that should satisfy your cravings, energize your spirit, and make your mouth water in delight.
Wrapping Things Up
In conclusion, bubble tea continues to evolve and adapt to its fans' ever-changing tastes and preferences. With new flavors, textures, and trends, there's always something new to discover in the world of bubble tea.
So, go ahead and try one of these latest trends, and we’re pretty sure one of these drinks will awaken your senses and bring you back to life. That’s how wonderful bubble tea is — especially one you can DIY at home.
Bubble Tea FAQs
Can I drink bubble tea every day?
Bubble tea is a health drink, so drinking it daily could be a great way to be healthy. The usual base tea in most boba is packed with antioxidants as it comes from the Camella Sinensis shrub. However, you should take the beverage in moderation as too much sugar and carbohydrates can lead to weight gain and health complications.
How best to take bubble tea to stay healthy?
Use only true teas as your base tea to make your bubble tea as healthy as possible. This means green tea, oolong, or black tea. Also, limit the sugar and the tapioca as too much of these ingredients can lead to health complications.
How much sugar is healthy daily?
Health experts advise a sugar limit of 100 calories daily (about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams) for adult women and 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons or 36 grams) for adult men. Children should observe similar sugar dosage with women.
How long can I store my bubble tea?
Assuming your bubble tea ingredients are all fresh, it’s possible to store your bubble tea in the refrigerator for 24 hours, and you would still enjoy its good taste the next day. However, the drink's shelf life shortens if the ingredients are not that fresh. So indeed, in the spirit of Easter and to make something really delicious and healthy the right bubble tea ingredients matter.