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One of the things we miss about being home are the special treats we have when we go out. Such as bubble tea. Bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, or boba) is a Taiwanese tea-based drink that has been around since the 1980s. It usually includes some kind of tea, flavours of milk, and optional sugar.
But it's the toppings that get people in (known as "pearls", such as chewy tapioca balls, popping boba, fruit jelly, grass jelly, agar jelly). Half food and half drink, those little pearls that burst in your mouth are an oral fixation that is hard to beat. The straws used are so wide for that reason.
But you don't have to miss out of this outing treat as Tealive has launched My Bubble Tea Kits so you can make your favourite bubble teas during lockdown. Each kit comes packed with an assortment of ingredients and is enough to make 25-30 servings!
The drinks are normally around $6.60 to buy so having a kit at home is great value. Each kit costs $74.95 including delivery
The My Bubble Tea Kit from Tealive can be easily prepared into a range of delicious bubble tea drinks at home, including Tealive favourites: Bang Bang Brown Sugar Fresh Milk, Bang Bang Brown Sugar Black Tea, Bang Bang Brown Sugar Nishio Matcha Latte, Pearl Honey Tea Latte, Bang Bang Brown Sugar Coffee and Bang Bang Brown Sugar Avocado Fresh Milk.
Teavlive have also included an additional 7 recipes for those who wish to get creative using additional fresh ingredients at home! These include Strawberry Almond Matcha Latte, Strawberry Chocolate Soy Milk, Pearl Strawberry Tea Latte, Pearl Almond Chocolate, Honey Soy Latte, Choc Shaka Lava and Strawberry Choc Saka Lava.
Along with the instruction manual and supplied recipes, Tealive has also uploaded handy tutorial videos on their YouTube channel, Tealive TV.
Initially, the kits were launched in Malaysia, and Tealive sold hundreds of kits within the first few days, prompting their decision to bring them to Australia where Australians are already addicted to this popular drink.
For when we can go out, Tealive already has a few Australian stores in Melbourne, Geelong and Sydney. Store locator.