The days are getting warmer. Many of us are working from home. Why not refresh with a DIY bubble tea kit?
We started our journey with the Bubble Tea Club (BTC), a club where people who love bubble tea can come together to have bubble tea kits delivered to their home, toppings and all. As we were scrolling through the options, we realised two things. Firstly, there’s a wide range available. Coconut, matcha, taro and chocolate are just some of the milk teas available, and the fruit tea lovers won’t be disappointed either: peach, passionfruit and mango are some of the many options. We decided to try their top flavours: their original milk tea, their taro milk tea and their mango fruit tea. In line with bubble tea fashion, we also picked up some pearls and rainbow jelly. Also available were popping pearls, coconut jelly and honey aloe vera.
The kit arrived quickly, which was great because we were ready to make our own bubble tea! The exterior was designed with fun in mind, and the interior was equally well-designed, with all components being safely packaged in and labelled. After unpacking the kit, we followed the links provided to find the appropriate recipes. We were happy to find that the recipes were easy to follow, and there wasn’t much room for error. I especially appreciated the small tips the BTC had included, particularly regarding adding some sugar to the pearls while they cooked. We made two batches, one with and one without, and the batch with the added sugar won by a windfall.
I’ve always had very fond memories of bubble tea. In year 11 and 12, my friends and I would have tea every other day as an after-school treat. Living in Box Hill helped: we had no shortage of available options.
When we first got the kits, I was excited but nervous. I had a huge love of bubble tea but without much faith in my cooking abilities. I wasn’t sure whether they would turn out like the bubble tea I knew and loved – and I was pleasantly surprised. They turned out great. The tea was sweet without being overpowering, the pearls were perfectly chewy, and the flavour was undeniably there. Even I, with my tendency to go wrong in the kitchen, had managed to make the perfect bubble tea, and it’s undoubtedly thanks to their clear recipes and high-quality ingredients.
By sourcing their kit ingredients from Taiwan, the Bubble Tea Club ensures you get the real deal, and without breaking your bank. So if you’re looking for something new to do and share a love of bubble tea, take the plunge. With all of your favourite tea flavours and toppings available, there’s a kit for everyone. Considering which to start with? I’d recommend the Original Milk Tea, the Taro Milk Tea, or the Mango Fruit Tea – I loved them all.
Daniela Koulikov is a freelance writer who loves to get creative.
The Bubble Tea Club has a variety of great kits available. For more information on their bubble tea options, take a look at their website.