How to Add Bubble Tea to Your Menu
Tea is one of the world’s most fascinating beverages and its consumers can range from tea masters practicing the art of Gong Fu Cha to teenagers slurping down fruit flavored Bubble Tea with mouths full of boba.
Bubble tea has been growing in popularity ever since it was invented in the 1980s in Taiwan and some people will drive for hours to get high-quality bubble tea. So if you already have a cafe or tea shop, adding bubble tea to your menu can be a great way to boost your business.
To add bubble tea to your menu you will need:
- High-Quality Ingredients
- Recipes and Training
- The Right Equipment
Sourcing High-Quality Ingredients
High-quality ingredients are the most important part of any tea shop and there are many different bubble tea brands to choose from. This is why we recommend ordering from a few different suppliers so that you can choose your favorites. Most suppliers will have sample packs that you can order, click here to try this Bubble Tea Ingredients Sample Pack (only available in the US). If you are outside the US, contact us and we could help you source the right tea.
When starting out, we recommend picking 5 to 10 flavors and keeping it simple. You can get some ideas from this Sample Menu. Your supplier should also include recipes for making bubble tea and if they don’t, you can do in-person training or Online Video Training.
Once you have your ingredients and recipes down, it’s time to move onto equipment. The three most common types of Bubble Tea Machines are a Shaker Machine, a Fructose Dispenser, and a Sealing Machine.
Equipment 1 – Shaker Machine
Proper shaking is crucial when making bubble tea and you can either shake your tea by hand or use a Shaker Machine. With a shaker machine, you can use a PC Plastic or Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker and let the machine do the hard work while you focus on delivering great customer service.
Equipment 2 – Automatic Fructose Dispenser
Your customers are going to have different sweetness preferences with some preferring pure green tea without any added sweeteners and others wanting a taro bubble tea smoothie and everything in between. An Automatic Fructose Dispenser will help you give your customers the exact amount of sweetness that they want every time. This machine helps eliminate employee training and increases the consistency of your drinks.
Equipment 3 – Automatic Cup Sealer Machine
One of the most iconic things about bubble tea is the fact that the cup is sealed shut by an Automatic Cup Sealer Machine. A sealed cup lets your customers take their bubble tea on the go and customers love popping their bubble tea open with a plastic or paper straw. Using sealer film instead of traditional lids can also be a great way to cut down on waste and free up some storage space once you get rid of your bulky boxes of lids.
Conclusion – Just the Beginning
To sum up, adding Bubble Tea is perfect for tea shops, cafes, and restaurants looking to offer a variety of drinks and increase their customer base. This can be done easily with a few different flavors, a couple of bubble tea machines, and online training. Visit www.BubbleTeaology.com for more information!
BubbleTeaology sells bubble tea machines and custom products to customers all over the world. But right now we only sell ingredients to US customers.
This article is written by Mike, CEO of BubbleTeaology.
Mike is originally from the US but has spent the past 6 years in Taiwan and 2 of those years working for one of the largest bubble tea shops in Taiwan. Now he is the owner of BubbleTeaology which supplies Boba Tea Machines and Wholesale Ingredients to drink shops around the world.