I first tried Bubble Tea in Vietnam and Thailand, 10 years ago. It was all the rage, everyone was slurping them up through fat straws. Upon my return to London I was surprised to find that this drink was readily available in China town.
To me the appeal of bubble tea is it’s inherently funny. I can’t imagine being upset and drinking bubble tea. It’s a bit like trying to be angry and then getting the hiccups, it doesn’t work because it’s all too comic. There you are, sipping a milky taro tea through a fat straw and then bloop, a tapioca ball. Bloop, bloop, bloop! 3 more.
Imagine my surprise when I saw colourful bubble tea pictures in the window of Bobo Q. I asked the girl behind the counter how long Bobo Q had been around?
“Really?! And do people around here ‘get’ bubble tea?” I asked.
“They’re starting to…”
Hmm… Always good to hear that peoples minds are expanding and accepting new things.
I ordered a Taro flavoured drink and a mango green tea for my husband. The drink, ice and tapioca are put into a plastic shaker and clipped into a machine that does its thing. The cup is then sealed and handed over with a pointy ended fat straw. You give the plastic a stress releasing stab and let the fun begin.
Marburger strasse 17,
030 2362 5261
Mo – Thurs 12 – 21
Fri – Sat 12 – 22
Sun 12 – 21
Other Bubble Tea Shops in Berlin
Buddha Bubble Tea – Kurfürstendamm 25, 10179 Charlottenberg
Boobuk – Kantstr. 118-119, 10625, Charlottenberg (www.boobuk.com)
Bubble’s Tea – Henriette-Herz-Platz 4, 10178 Mitte (www.bubbles-tea.de)
Other Blogs that have reviewed Bobo Q
Craving for food in Germany (http://mealbymel.blogspot.com/2010/02/boboq-bubble-tea-in-berlin.html)