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Can You Drink Bubble Tea the Next Day?

Providing your bubble tea has been refrigerated overnight then yes - you can drink bubble tea the next day. However keep in mind that your bubble tea should be consumed within 24 hours of being refrigerated and if it contains dairy, may not keep as well.

It’s also worth noting that tapioca pearls will start to degrade over time, and whilst the drink won’t necessarily go bad after this time, it doesn’t offer that usual dynamic bubble tea experience that we all love.

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you keep your bubble tea for longer:

  1. Choose a vegan bubble tea
  2. Store in the fridge
  3. Use sugar syrup
  4. Choose a jelly topping

1. Choose a vegan bubble tea

Now in the eyes of any bubble tea connoisseur, we can all agree any bubble tea made and mixed well is a great bubble tea. But as well as being the healthier choice, a vegan bubble tea will in fact last longer, especially when refrigerated.

fruit bubble tea for next day
Fruit bubble tea - healthier and lasts longer.

By cutting out dairy you avoid any short-life milk based ingredients that can taste awful if left for a long time, or worse even give you a stomach ache. As well as choosing from a delicious choice of green teas, fruit teas or milk alternatives such as oat and almond milk there is also a range of vegan toppings on offer.

The most well-known vegan bubble tea toppings include:

  • Tapioca pearls - popping pearls made of water, sugar, fruit juice and alginic acid (found in algae)
  • Popping bubbles - juicy fruit flavoured balls
  • Fruit jelly - chewy bites of fruit-based jelly
  • Basil seeds - packed with nutrition and great with a fruit tea

With the dynamic and exciting options available when it comes to a vegan bubble tea, choosing a bubble tea which you can drink the next day has never been easier.

2. Store in the Fridge

Providing all the ingredients used in your bubble tea are fresh (as all good bubble teas will be) you can store your bubble tea in the fridge for 24 hours and it will still taste great the next day.

When it comes to storing your bubble tea in the fridge for the next day, there are a few pointers you should follow.

When placing your bubble in the fridge, you should make sure:

  1. It is stored on the top shelf - to avoid anything falling in or on your bubble tea
  2. It is covered using a lid provided or cling-film
  3. It does not stay in the fridge longer than 24 hours
storing bubble tea for next day in fridge
Using your own sealed container or bottle will help keep your bubble tea fresh for the next day.

Trust me, there is no better feeling than waking up on a hot summer's morning to a cold cup of bubble tea so store your bubble in the fridge overnight and it will keep till the next day.

3. Use Sugar Syrup

To keep bubble tea fresh for longer, many bubble tea cafes will immerse the drink in sugar syrup. In fact, doing so can keep the tea fresh for days.

The best part is, you can make a simple sugar syrup at home with little time or effort. Simply heat equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pour the syrup over the bubble tea and let it soak for a few minutes.

sugar syrup keeps your bubble tea till next day
Keeping your bubble tea for longer, just got a whole lot easier with sugar syrup.

Adding sugar syrup not only adds lifetime to the drink so it’s ready for the next day, but also offers a slight sweet kick to any bubble tea.

4. Choose a Jelly Topping

Now I love tapioca pearls and popping bubbles more than anyone, and 9 times out of 10 it’s the topping I am choosing for my afternoon bubble tea. However, the only drawback of these unique toppings is that they can degrade overtime if you’re planning on keeping your bubble tea until the next day.

A simple solution that could shake up your bubble tea taste buds is choosing a jelly topping. With vegan, vegetarian and dairy offerings available, you’re guaranteed to find a jelly topping you love.

The most popular bubble tea jelly toppings include:

  • Fruit jelly - perfect with fruit tea
  • Grass jelly - perfect with milk tea
  • Custard jelly - perfect with milk tea
a fruit jelly to keep bubble tea to next day
Don't be put off by their vibrant colours, fruit jelly is a delicious addition to bubble tea.

With a variety of tasty options to suit any kind of bubble tea, there’s every reason to make your bubble tea drinkable the next day with jelly toppings.


We are Bubblebase: Wales’ first Bubble Tea Bar. We believe in using the best quality of ingredients to consistently serve our customers with a delicious range of drinks that have not only been created with utmost care, but also with the sharpest appearance.

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Written by Aled, for Bubblebase.

Take a look at our other article: What's the difference between Boba Tea and Bubble Tea?

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