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Bubble Tea: Have You Tried It?

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 07:27 am
Ok, ok, this is a really silly topic - however, bubble tea is a craze here in Adelaide where I live - I haven't tried it yet - have you? What is it like? Have you any adventures with bubble tea to tell?

Share your bubbles!

Oh - here, just in case you do not know of what I babble:

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=bubble+tea&ie=ISO-8859-1&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 08:46 am
I have! I love it! Mostly it's fun as opposed to delicious.

Apparently, I jumped on the wagon a little late, it's almost passe here (tsk-tsk), but how could it really be if two new teashops just opened up? I tried it first at the vegetarian buddhist cafe and then across the street. The 'bubbles' are tapioca balls that are generally, but not always, cooked in sugar water. And it's usually served with big wide straws to accomodate the bubbles.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 08:52 am
Yep - that is how it is done here. Is it sickly sweet?

Imagine - bubbles passe! The thought - how weary and jaded we all are...
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 08:53 am
Depends on the tea shop. Of the 2 places I've tried it, one was not very sweet at all and one was slightly too sweet for my tastes.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 08:54 am
Hmmmmmmm - ours seem to have fruit flavours, often - mango seems to be the go....but it don't sound good, do it?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 08:55 am
mango always sounds good.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 09:00 am
Well, yes, there is that - mango IS always good - except when canned. Hmmmmmmmmm.

You know - the yuckier the international news gets, the sillier become my threads.

I cna see it is almost time for the Hollywood musical again - and, oh, yes, we have them! Things like Moulin Rouge, and Chicago....
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 09:02 am
I have yet to see either of those movies. But, I have not been viewing the news with my usual compulsion. Yuckier and yuckier.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 09:06 am
Yes - let us contemplate, instead, the bubbles in our tea - and focus on ingesting them through our dorky big straws....or, transferring them to the mouths of our loved ones, via the straw, without dropping them.....
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 09:07 am
Oh my, I have no loved ones I'm going to play that game with! It is indeed awkward to get used to the big fat straw.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 09:08 am
They may become your loved ones - after the game?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 10:05 am
Bubble tea has been popular for 'bout 5 or 6 years here - huuuuuuuuuge HK chinese population of dropped-off teens - but I can't fathom putting those fish eyes in my mouth. It looks disggggggggggusting.

Gimme another veggie spring roll from the Thai place. Thanks.
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LibertyD
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 11:06 am
Don't feel bad, LittleK -- until now, I've never heard of Bubble Tea (we're always the last to know, here in Tulsa!) Sounds like it would be very rich...I'm going to have to try it.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 12:30 pm
Deb - if only there was a poor victim for me to play that game with.

Bethie - Silvi had a similar reaction, but now she says they tickle her teeth.

Liberty - I don't feel bad, I was being silly.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 01:59 pm
Lol! Bethie - do you speak of poh pia?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 02:51 pm
Hey hey hey! what's with all the Bethies happenin' here?

deb Bie?
Kris Sie?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 02:58 pm
Yeppie? You rang? ie?
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Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 03:07 pm
Sad
Bubble tea sounds scary!!
I take it that it is served chilled?
Hot and sweet, with a dash of milk is the only way to drink tea, in my books. Smile
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 03:47 pm
Hmm - I think it is served chilled.

As for REAL tea - I am trying to go with black and no sugar - trying, I said!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2003 03:56 pm
Black tea? ewwwwwwwwwwww

i've cut way down on the milk and sugar, but black? that hurts my teeth
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