WHAT IS BUBBLE TEA?
Bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, boba milk tea, or simply boba) is a Taiwanese drink that was invented in Taichung in the 1980s.
By the early ‘90s, bubble tea became prevalent in Japan and Hong Kong. From there, international traders brought the product to Chinatowns across North America. By the late ‘90s, the prominence of bubble tea grew among non-Asian shopping areas and nightlife districts.
Typically, bubble tea recipes involve a tea base mixed with milk or fruit, which would then be topped off with chewy tapioca balls. At Kung Fu Tea, customers can go classic tea or slush, milk tea or punch—and more. All drinks can be customized in three steps: Topping Level, Sugar Level, and Ice Level. Toppings range from bubbles and popping bubbles to different types of beans and jellies. Find your flavor!
When it comes to bubble tea, though, not every recipe maintains the same original flavor first discovered in Taiwan. Our Kung Fu Tea-chniques aim to maintain every aspect of the authentic taste. We offer freshly brewed tea every 3 hours using tea leaves from the high mountains of Taiwan. Our Kung Fu Masters make each drink with time and care.
Bubble tea has evolved since its creation and while we try to uphold the tradition, we are incredibly fearless in the face of change. We are here to innovate and push beyond all boundaries with every cup!
Today, bubble tea is consumed almost as frequently as coffee and celebrated heavily by kids, parents, chefs, and celebrities. To spread the bubble tea culture even further, Kung Fu Tea founded National Bubble Tea Day on April 30th, 2018.