Bubble Tea Gift Set UK

Milk bubble tea with tapioca pearls in glass, gray background.

Technically, when you can order almost anything online, finding, and sending a great gift to anyone should be easier than ever before. However, getting the right gift, one that will surprise and delight its recipient, is still a challenge.

Gift sets are a perennially popular choice but are also often pretty disappointing. The packaging looks pretty, but the actual contents tend to fall flat. That’s not the case when talking about our bubble tea gift set UK.

Practical gifts are always almost universally welcome if a little boring. However, as bubble tea drinking is one of the biggest beverage trends of the decade so far, a bubble tea gift set the UK is a gift that – we have found – delights both bubble tea fans and those who have never tried this fascinating, flavorful treat before.

At Pearl Lemon Tea we have been serving up bubble teas at our Fulham coffee shop – Pearl Lemon Cafe – since we opened, and were more than aware of just how popular they were. Especially as a great bubble tea is still a novelty here in the UK. Once you head outside London, a great bubble tea gets even harder to find, so the idea of offering a boba kit – everything needed to make great bubble tea at home – was almost a no-brainer.

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Homemade Taro Milk Bubble Tea with Tapioca

A Brief History of Bubble Tea

Bubble tea has been a popular drink in Asian countries since the 1980s, despite the fact that it appears to be a new trend in the Western world.

This slightly strange concoction, which is somewhere between a gourmet beverage and a snack, appears to have piqued the interest of curious beverage and dessert aficionados thanks to its variety of colors, flavors, and textures.

The drink, which was originally most popular with younger people, has exploded in popularity across all demographics in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom, and shows no signs of slowing down, with new bubble tea shops springing up on every street corner.

The trademark “bubbles” – soft and chewy tapioca pearls that sit at the bottom – are based on a Taiwanese recipe of mixing a hot or cold tea base with choices of milk, fruit, and fruit juices, then adding the signature “bubbles.” Tapioca is a gluten-free starch derived from the cassava root that has a bland flavor but a fantastic texture.

Bubble tea is served in translucent cups with a long, wide straw so that you can suck up the tapioca balls (also known as “pearls” or “boba”) and eat them while drinking the tea. The word “bubble” in the name alludes to both the tapioca balls and the numerous bubbles produced during the blending process.

According to rumors, the teahouse Chun Shui Tang in Taichung (Taiwan) started providing iced tea. Ms. Lin Hsiu Hui, the company’s product development manager, was restless in a staff meeting one day and decided to mix her Taiwanese delicacy, fen yuan (sweetened tapioca pudding), into her Assam iced tea. And found it to be a rather delicious accident.

The teahouse decided to put it on the menu since it was so wonderful, and it quickly became the franchise’s best-selling item. Due to the success of this concoction at one teahouse, concessions all across Taiwan began adding tapioca pearls and various fruit flavors to their iced teas, resulting in the birth of bubble tea as we know it today!

Boba Tea

Top Reasons to Try Bubble Tea - And Gift it To Your Friends

Why choose to send a bubble tea gift set UK to your friends or family members? Why drink bubble tea at all? There are all kinds of great reasons, but these may be some of the best of them.

Top View of Glass with Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea is Strange, But Tasty

Some folks are put off by the sight of bubble tea and are hesitant to try it. Bubble teas are visually appealing drinks with big tapioca pearls and a wide range of colours. But to some, all those colours, and ‘things’ floating in it can be a little strange.

Most people, however, find bubble tea to be delightful after they’ve tried it, and they’re hooked! A bubble tea gift set is a great way to introduce newbies to the concept, and at Pearl Lemon Tea we make sure that our gift sets make becoming a bubble tea fan easy!

So Many Choices!

One of the best things about bubble teas is that there are so many to choose from, and, by changing the ingredients added to them you can create drinks that are unique and suit your personal tastes.

Our basic bubble tea gift sets come with everything needed to create some of our most popular boba tea choices – milk tea, match, honeydew melon, taro, vanilla and more – but the add ons of your choice can also be included – everything from popping boba pearls and sprinkles to fruit jellies and candies and more – so that your gift recipient can enjoy creating their own special bubble tea blends.

Preparing Bubble Tea
glass of bubble tea on wooden table

The Bubble Tea Aesthetic

For some people, the bubble tea aesthetic is as important as its taste. Search bubble tea on Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok and you’ll quickly see what we mean. Bubble tea looks as good as it tastes, and with our bubble tea gift boxes, your gift recipients can get really creative – and enliven their Insta feeds as well as their tastebuds!

What's in the Box?

For a bubble tea gift box to be as exciting as it should be, it’s crucial that it offers everything needed to make great bubble tea right away. That’s why Pearl Lemon Tea’s bubble tea gift set UK choices do just that.

In addition to the basic ingredients needed to create a tasty bubble tea we also include cool cups, perfectly sized boba straws, complete prep instructions, and even a few little surprises! Each bubble tea gift set we sell can be customised to your liking, and, of course, we make sure that unwrapping it will be as much of a delight as drinking the tea it contains.

To learn more about our bubble tea gift sets contact us today!

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