A bubbly review at Kung Fu Tea

Food and drink trends are always changing. One day it is kombucha the next day it’s an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. One drink trend that has stuck around longer than others is bubble tea.

Bubble tea isn’t something that is completely new. It was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s. One franchise that has opened up in North Wales is Kung Fu Tea. The Kung Fu Tea franchise started in Queens, New York in 2010. Since then, they have opened more than 250 stores in the US, and multiple stores in Canada, Australia, Cambodia, Taiwan and Japan.

There are multiple different types of bubble tea you can get. The milk tea options are very popular. On Kung Fu Tea’s top 10 drink list, 3 of them are flavors of milk tea. Green tea, black tea and white tea without milk are also options. Although the word “tea” is in the name, some of the drinks don’t include tea at all. Lemonades and smoothies, also known as a “slush,” are very popular too.

Add-ins are also popular with these drinks. As the name of the drink says, bubbles can be added to any cold drink at Kung Fu tea. Bubbles are tapioca pearls. Tapioca is a starch that comes from cassava root.

I went to the Kung Fu Tea in North Wales and tried three different drinks. Strawberry lemonade with bubbles, strawberry milk slush with bubbles, and Kung Fu milk tea with bubbles, which is their signature drink, are the drinks that I tried. The strawberry lemonade was better than I expected it to be. It had strawberry chunks in it, not artificial flavoring of strawberry. The bubbles paired very well with this drink. The Kung Fu milk tea is earl gray tea, cane sugar, and milk powder. It is basic, but good. The bubbles, yet again go well with this drink. I don’t think you could go wrong adding bubbles to any drink.

Overall, the drinks that I had from Kung Fu Tea were excellent. The different types of drinks you can order there are good. Hot or cold, bubbles or aloe jelly, stop by Kung Fu Tea after school to try it for yourself