"The general perception of bubble tea is that it’s not very healthy, as it’s traditionally made with artificial ingredients, the tea isn’t fresh, and there’s a lot of sugar used.
"We’re trying to change that here by making healthier, more natural bubble tea. We do that by making the tea fresh. Bubble tea is traditionally made by brewing a huge amount of tea in the morning and keeping it throughout the day. Tea is rich in antioxidants, but antioxidants deteriorate, so you’re not going to get as many health benefits from tea that hasn’t been brewed fresh.
"Other places also use powdered creamer, which has loads of artificial substances in it, plus vegetable oils and trans fats. Here we use organic fresh milk. We also give you the option to customise your sugar too, you can have full sugar, half sugar, or no sugar, or we can swap the sugar for honey. We also offer organic chia seeds as a topping, but all our toppings are gluten-free* too. It can be as healthy as you want it to be."
Editor’s note: Tapioca is gluten-free, as is nata de coco, so all toppings in properly made bubble tea are gluten-free, as is the tea itself.