Biju Bubble Tea Room to open next month in Soho

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th June 2014
Next month Biju Bubble Tea Room will open in Soho, taking the nation’s favourite drink to a whole new tea level. Created by entrepreneur, Nick Phan, Biju will serve several types of bubble teas from classic milk and ice teas and fruity milks to adventurous savoury mousse teas. A unique line made with vibrant coconut water blended with fruit juice nectars completes the range, which will be supplemented by regular seasonal specials. All teas have been sourced from Taiwan, where bubble tea originates, and rigorously taste tested by Nick and his team. Each tea is freshly brewed to order rather than batch-brewed, resulting in a tastier, healthier drink, and will be made using fresh organic dairy products, dairy alternatives such as soy milk, and fruit juice nectars rather than substitutes or powders. The cult foodie favourite, Taro Milk Tea, is made with real taro and purple yams, giving it an authentic and distinctive flavour. A selection of toppings will be available, including the classic tapioca pearls, various fruit jellies, and basil seeds which are renowned for their health benefits. The tea room itself boasts an innovative design, its original ‘stepped seating’ making use of the space and providing room for twenty guests to comfortably enjoy their drinks. Drinks will be made and served in front of customers, bringing the theatre of cocktail-making to bubble tea. Nick commented: “Bubble tea has long been a favourite of mine, and with Biju I am aiming to raise the bar, offering the highest quality product served in a fun and engaging environment. Whether our guests are huge fans or brand new to bubble tea, Biju will have a tea for them, and our friendly staff will help them discover it.”

So what on earth is bubble tea?

Bubble tea was originally created as a tea-based drink that was invented in the 1980s in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan. As in the name, most bubble tea drinks contain a tea base mixed with fruit flavor or milk. It is also known as the 'drink with the fat straw'.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th June 2014

Biju Bubble Tea Room to open next month in Soho