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Why Is Bubble Tea So Popular?


Bubble tea has been a popular beverage in Asian countries since the 80’s. Especially geared to the youth market, the drink has now gained enormous popularity throughout the US, Australia, Europe and the UK. 


But why is bubble tea so popular? Keep reading to find out! 

4 reasons why bubble tea is so popular:

  1. There are lots of customisation options
  2. It’s extremely tasty & unique
  3. Health benefits
  4. It can be vegan friendly and gluten free


1. There Are Lots Of Customisation Options

Most bubble tea shops will have a wide selection of different flavours, toppings, colours and customisation options to choose from. This draws in a wide market, particularly from younger generations, as there is quite literally something for everyone. 

Why bubble tea is so popular
At Bubblebase, We sell over a thousand bubble tea combinations & a great selection of toppings to add to your drinks, so you'll never be stuck for choice.



2. It’s Extremely Tasty & Unique

Bubble tea is basically a quirky snack and drink in one - it’s fair to say that there really is no other drink like it. The milk drinks are deliciously creamy whilst the fruit flavours are more like a refreshing iced tea. The sweet taste of the tea paired with the delicious toppings make up the unique taste that bubble tea provides. Drinks like iced coffee or juice have the same texture but with bubble tea, the pearls offer a sort of “break” from the same boring consistency. 


3. There Are Proven Health Benefits

Bubble tea can be good for you if you choose the right ingredients and avoid adding excess sugar to the beverage. Rich with antioxidants and nutrients, tea is considered by many to have benefits for a variety of health issues, including:


Support Healthy Immune System

Some tea variants such as black tea and green tea can help combat inflammation and support healthy immune function.


Boost Heart Health

Green tea is exceptionally high in flavonoids that can help boost your heart health by lowering bad cholesterol and reducing blood clotting. Studies show this type of tea can also help lower blood pressure and total cholesterol.


Skin Improvements

Green tea is especially rich in epigallocatechin gallate, which research has shown can improve acne and oily skin


Prevent Cognitive Diseases

Oolong tea is notable for containing l-theanine, an amino acid that can help prevent cognitive diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Scientists have found that l-theanine can also reduces anxiety and increases alertness and attention

Learn more about how to make your bubble tea healthier here. 



4. It Can Be Vegan Friendly And Gluten Free

Although traditional bubble tea is made with cow’s milk, bubble tea can be customised to be made with non-dairy milk and other vegan alternatives. You can also get flavoured fruit bubble tea, which doesn’t contain milk at all. 


Generally, all available toppings are also dairy-free. Tapioca pearls are just tapioca starch, which comes from a plant-based cassava root. If you opt for popping bubbles, these are often made from water, sugar, fruit juice and a plant-based Alginic acid — or a vegan jelly style skin. 

why is bubble tea so popular


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.


Order online with our exclusive Bubblebase app and earn 9 stamps free when you register! Or place your order through our delivery partners and get Bubblebase delivered right to your doorstep.

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