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Monday, March 21, 2011

history of bubble tea



                                                  

If you visit Taiwan or Hong Kong you can't help but notice the unique bubble teashops on every corner. Bubble Tea to Taiwan is what TEH TARIK is to malaysia. One would think Bubble Tea is the national drink by its popularity.
Just like in Taiwan, Bubble Tea shops are popping up all over the world. One Taiwan based company has over 450 locations while in the Philippines another person owns over 100 within 1.5 years.
IN MALAYSIA  itself we are now feeling the growth. Hundreds of locations serve Bubble Tea in KL alone. You may be wondering, "What is Bubble Tea and how did this all begin"?

Bubble Tea originated in Taiwan in the early 1980's at a small tea stand.

Primary school children would look forward to buying a cup of refreshing tea after a long, hard day of work and play. Tea stands were set up in front of the schools and would compete for business with the best selling tea. One concession owner became popular with her tea when she started adding different fruit flavoring to her tea. Because of the sweet and cool taste, children loved the taste. Soon, other concessions heard about the "unique" and popular tea, so they started to add flavoring to their teas. When adding flavor, the tea and flavoring needed to be shaken well for a good all around taste. This formed bubbles in the drink, which came to be known as "Bubble Tea."
In 1983 Liu Han-Chieh introduced Taiwan to tapioca pearls. The new fad was to add tapioca pearls into a favorite drink. Most of the time tapioca pearls were served in cold infused tea. After the tea and flavor were shaken well, it topped tapioca pearls that were sitting on the bottom of a clear cup. The tapioca pearls also looked like bubbles, thus also became to known as "Bubble Tea." Bubbles floated on the top your drink and bottom of your drink.
pearl milk tea

Bubble tea is also known as boba drink, pearl tea drink, boba ice tea, boba, boba nai cha, zhen zhou nai cha, pearl milk tea, pearl ice tea, black pearl tea, tapioca ball drink, BBT, PT, pearl shake, QQ (which means chewy in Taiwanese) and possibly many others.

Bubble drinks are usually cool, refreshing, and a sweet drink with tapioca pearls sitting on the bottom of a clear cup. Sometimes the drink is made with fresh fruits, milk, and crushed ice to create a healthy milk shake. You can also find drinks that are made of powdered flavoring, creamer, water, and crushed ice. the cool drink usually includes a healthy tea, infused by a flavoring.
Tapioca pearls are black, but can sometimes be found to be white or transparent. Depending on the ingredients of the pearl, the color varies. I've been told that the white and translucent pearls are made of tapioca starch in it's natural form. The black pearl includes tapioca starch, sometimes cassava root, brown sugar and caramel which add the black color.
The consistency of tapioca pearls are somewhere between jell-o and chewing gum. In fact, many people think it's somewhat of a 'gummy bear' texture.  Nonetheless, the way the tapioca feels when you chew it is absolutely unique.  The tapioca pearls used in bubble tea are the size of a marble. The tapioca pearls are also known as the "boba" in the bubble tea drink.  This is because it is described as having the same texture as the female breasts.

A clear cup with black tapioca balls on the bottom can easily identify bubble tea drinks. Another obvious trait is a huge fat straw. The fat straw is needed so that the tapioca pearls can be sucked up with the bubble tea drink and eaten. Bubble Tea's appearance definitely makes it unique. One thing is for certain. Bubble Tea is not a fad. It's a trend. This drink is addictive. If you've had a good one before then you know what we're talking about.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

is bubble tea halal?

Black pearl is made of tapioca flour coated with jasmine powder. So far there's no ingredients which is non-halal in making the black pearl. We get our supply from the same manufacturer for a famous ice-blended franchise line that has HALAL cert from JAKIM.

basic equipments

No.
                          Equipment
       Rm
Qty

1.
Steel  Shaker (530 ml)
60.00


2.
Coffee spoon
5.00


3.
Measuring cup ( 25cc /33 cc)
28.00


4.
Pearl  scoop
5.00


5.
Commercial blender              (TM – 767)
1200.00


6.
Local plain clup + lid (2000pcs) 1 box
190.00


7.
Giant flat straw (5000pcs) 1 box
125.00


8.
Giant  sharp straw (5000pcs) 1 box
135.00


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9.
Blue coral(champagne)
25.00

10
Honeydew
25.00

11.
Yam
25.00

12.
Watermelon
25.00

13.
Papaya
25.00

14.
Green  apple
25.00

15.
Strawberry
25.00

16.
Milk tea powder(original)
25.00

17.
Mango
25.00

18.
Lychee
25.00

19.
Peach
25.00

20
Passion fruit
25.00

21
Durian
25.00

22.
Pine apple
25.00

23.
Banana
25.00

24.
Malt milk
25.00

25.
Lime
25.00

26.
Lemon tea
23.00

27.
Tropical powder
25.00

28
Corn
25.00

29.
Orange
25.00

30
Blueberry
25.00

31.
Grape(powder)
25.00

32.
Almond
25.00

33.
Avocado
25.00

34.
Red bean powder
25.00

35.
Vanilla
25.00

36.
Peppermint
25.00

37.
Coconut powder
28.00

38.
Green tea (powder)
28.00

39.
Okinawa milk tea
25.00

40.
Hokkaido milk tea
25.00

41.
Wagasaki milk tea
25.00






No.
Basic bubble tea toppings
Rm
Qty
1.
Q  Jelly
40.00

2.
Bubble tea Black pearl  (6pkt x 3 kg)
180.00

3.
Creamer                          (25kg)
280.00

4.
Snow creamer                (1kg)
25.00

5.
Ice blended powder(200 gram)
20.00

6.
Ice blend powder      (1kg)
70.00





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No
Description of Goods - Juice
5kg (RM)
Qty
1.
Green apple
40.00

2.
Grape
40.00

3.
Honeydew(green)
40.00

4.
Honeydew(red)
40.00

5.
Kiwi
40.00

6.
Lemon
40.00

7.
Lychee
40.00

8.
Honey peach
40.00

9.
Orange
40.00

10.
Pineapple
40.00

11.
Passion fruit
40.00

12.
Mango
40.00

13.
Strawberry
40.00

14.
Soursop
40.00

15.
Kalamansi
40.00

16
Blackcurrant
40.00

17.
Green guava
40.00

18.
Green kalamansi
40.00

19.
Kedondong
40.00

20.
Winter melon
45.00

21
Red sour plum
45.00

22.
Super orange
45.00

23.
Blue curacao(champagne)
45.00

24.
Peppermint
45.00

25.
Blueberry
48.00

26.
Lime
48.00

27.
Yoghurt
48.00

28.
Cranberry
48.00

29
Super pomelo
48.00

30.
Wheat grass       1  L
15.00






No
Description of goods - Powder
1kg ( rm )
           Qty
1.
Tiramisu coffee
32.00

2.
Cappucino
32.00

3.
Mocha
32.00

4.
Latte
29.00

5.
White coffee
29.00

6.
Hazelnut coffee
29.00

7.
Chocolate
25.00

8.
Pure cocoa powder
26.00