So what’s up with all the bubble tea shops here in Germany?! Since I drank it all the time in Japan and in Korea too, I know how awesome bubble tea is (side note – I didn’t know it was called “bubble tea” until very recently. It’s called “tapioca drink” in Japan so I assumed it was the same..) but it seems to be the new It Drink.
Around Halloween, I was in the small shopping arcade between Galeria and My Zeil with my friend, when we saw people queuing up for over an hour to get some bubble tea. I had thought that it was only Japanese people who would wait in line for ages to get the new fashionable food or drink, but apparently German teenagers like to do it too!
During the winter break at work, I happened to go by the same shop again, and there wasn’t a queue so we went to see what all the fuss was about. The drinks were pretty yummy, and there was a wide range to choose from, from juice based ones to tea based ones, then you could choose what flavour “tapioca” (because, surely tapioca is tapioca flavoured.. it’s part of a plant… so these ones are fakes, right?!) You can even choose whether to have it hot or cold.
So – would I have waited for an hour for it? No. Not at all. But if there are no crowds of screaming teens then it’s worth popping over there on the way to other shops. It’s fun to drink once in a while :-)