Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully we can help answer some of your questions below. If you feel that you need any further assistance, please contact us. We are here to help!
Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese drink which came about in the 1980’s and is gradually taking the world by storm. There are many varieties of bubble tea (some bubble tea’s do not contain any tea at all now) but traditionally it was a sweet milky tea shaken over ice and poured over black tapioca pearls (a chewy edible treat). Interestingly, bubble tea gets its name from the froth which is formed when the milky tea was shaken with ice.
In South Africa we are finding that the most popular variety of bubble tea is a fruity flavoured tea (think iced tea) which is served over bursting bobas, a little ball that pops with liquid flavour in your mouth.
For local deliveries (JHB & PTA) orders can be delivered in the same day if placed early enough and are often delivered within 2 working days.
Major Centers take between 1-3 working days for delivery.
Regional Centers take between 2-5 working days for delivery.
It is a seaweed extract (a gel like skin) wrapped around a juice through a process known as spherification and is a complementary good that goes with Bubble Tea and Frozen Yogurt normally but can be used in cocktails or on any other application you can dream of.
Firstly we serve the consumer market, anyone looking to buy our products in smaller quantities and have it delivered direct to their door, whether they are looking to make bubble tea at home or use our toppings to make exotic cocktails for a dinner party or even add that little extra something to their deserts. We even sell our fat straws for people who just like fat straws.
Secondly, we supply to the wholesale market. Ranging from bubble tea stores, frozen yogurt chains, bars and restaurants. If you are interested in our wholesale rates, please feel free to fill out our Wholesale Inquiry Form and once we have registered you as a wholesale purchaser we will send you our price sheets.
Tapioca Pearls are processed by passing the starch through a sieve and being compressed into little balls. They are then boiled until they are a gummy texture and often sweetened with sugar afterwards. Our Tapioca Pearls are commonly used as a topping in traditional bubble tea.
Normal straws simply won’t do the job, they simply are not thick enough for our toppings to be sucked up. Our Fat Bubble Tea Straws are specially imported because they are big enough to do the job.
We have already helped independent Bubble Tea shops across South Africa start up as well as helped coffee shops and restaurants offer bubble tea as an additional drink on their menus.
It is important to remember that we are not selling a franchise, but do have a wealth of knowledge that we are more than willing to share with you. Feel free to fill in our Wholesale Inquiry Form and we be in touch to start a conversation.
We are purely an online company for now.
You can make the more Traditional Bubble Tea, which is literally a tea of your choice (Black Tea, Green Tea, Rooiboss etc) which is sweetened to your preference with sugar, milk added and shaken over ice in a cocktail shaker and poured over tapioca pearls.
In South Africa we are seeing that the most popular form of Bubble Tea is more of an Iced Tea with Bursting Bobas at the bottom. You can either buy an iced tea from your local super market and simply add Bursting Bobas or you can brew your own tea and flavour it with syrup to your preference and add pour your own concoction over your choice of toppings.