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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

I've always been curious about Bubble Tea!
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I've always been curious about Bubble Tea!
It's like sweet, milky tea with mysterious boogers floating in it. Nasty stuff, IMO.
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It's like sweet, milky tea with mysterious boogers floating in it. Nasty stuff, IMO.
While I don't like it, it's more like gelatinous boogers then little crusties.
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It's like sweet, milky tea with mysterious boogers floating in it. Nasty stuff, IMO.
That is the most hilarious description of bubbles that I have ever heard of.

Maybe I should open one in Switzerland...I have worked in a bubble tea store in Taiwan (its birthplace) before and used to make all the tea.
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Maybe I should open one in Switzerland...I have worked in a bubble tea store in Taiwan (its birthplace) before and used to make all the tea.
They already exist here. The turnover isn't good enough to have really fresh tapioca balls (such as in the 50lan chain in Taiwan) and the price very expensive.

You could try opening something cheaper, but the population in Swiss towns (maybe with the exception of Zurich) wouldn't keep you in business.
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

Too bad, the only bubble tea place in Zurich Sabotai is closed. I went there once and to be completely frank, I was quite disappointed. Besides the real packaging machine, everything else was not too authentic. They didn't even serve any real tea there, but just colored juices. Just hope they would bring real bubble tea into ZH soon with real tea...
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Too bad, the only bubble tea place in Zurich Sabotai is closed. I went there once and to be completely frank, I was quite disappointed. Besides the real packaging machine, everything else was not too authentic. They didn't even serve any real tea there, but just colored juices. Just hope they would bring real bubble tea into ZH soon with real tea...
Is it any good? I tried it for the first and last time in Cambden, I think that was the area, and I found it horrible, and chemically. I think the concept is fun. But what I tried was, well, put it this way. I often finish other people's food(people I know), so, tossing out something I only drank 30% of, is really something I never do.


I even gave 1000 year old Chinese duck eggs a go to the last bite.
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Too bad, the only bubble tea place in Zurich Sabotai is closed. I went there once and to be completely frank, I was quite disappointed. Besides the real packaging machine, everything else was not too authentic. They didn't even serve any real tea there, but just colored juices. Just hope they would bring real bubble tea into ZH soon with real tea...
The Migro cafeteria at Limmatplatz has a Bubble Tea bar (as I pointed out earlier in this thread). No idea what it's like because I couldn't bring myself to even try it. Yorkshire Gold or Assam is the only tea I need.
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Is it any good? I tried it for the first and last time in Cambden, I think that was the area, and I found it horrible, and chemically. I think the concept is fun. But what I tried was, well, put it this way. I often finish other people's food(people I know), so, tossing out something I only drank 30% of, is really something I never do.


I even gave 1000 year old Chinese duck eggs a go to the last bite.
Wow, you are very adventurous to have tried to black eggs! (which I like a lot, but you really need to eat it with something, like the vinegar marinated ginger or put black eggs into the dishes; otherwise the taste of the egg is just too much)

I know what you mean by too chemical & artificial with bubble teas, that's why I usually take the tea based drinks instead of the powder ones (usually the milk based ones are made with powder). Usually you can choose green or red tea based drinks, and they could add honey, peach, apricot flavors etc into the tea. A lot of Asians would order bubble teas with "less sweet" or "less ice", I usually take it with "less less sweet" (even lesser than "less sweet"...haha). So for me, it's just iced green or red tea with flavors and the bubbles (I usually like the white coconut jelly) is very chewy, so it's like when you have cold drinks, sometimes you like to bite on the ice cubes but instead you are chewing on these bubbles.

But a lot of these overseas bubble tea shops are not very good, some of them don't even use real teas but just flavored/sweetened water & that's kinda gross, kind of like cool-aid to me. I tried the bubble tea shop in London China town a few months ago and it wasn't good. But the Zurich one was even worse...
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The Migro cafeteria at Limmatplatz has a Bubble Tea bar (as I pointed out earlier in this thread). No idea what it's like because I couldn't bring myself to even try it. Yorkshire Gold or Assam is the only tea I need.
(sorry missed the earlier thread about the bubble tea bar in migros) But I tend to agree with you as I passed by the Migro cafe Limmatplatz a few times but never felt like trying that tea place...just didn't look right. But maybe I will give it a try and report back. I am actually a bubble tea lover when I was living in Hong Kong and West coast of Canada (where there are A LOT OF Asians), and I also love bubble teas when I traveled to Taiwan (where bubble tea is originally from).
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

Tastes change. A few years ago and all you could get were powdered mixes (flavouring, "tea", sugar, milk) to which you added water and the tapioca balls.

When I was in Taiwan a few weeks ago I was ordering "tea lattes" (i.e. real tea, made with real milk) with added tapioca balls. Much better quality; there's been some bad press over the chemical contents of the powdered mixes.

That change hasn't caught on here (or London) yet, so I don't bother buying.

The 1000 or "century" old eggs can be bought from Asian supermarkets here in Basel too. A nice summer dish is to slice those, serve over tofu and drizzle with soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil (and sugar to taste if you wish). Sprinkle finely chopped spring onions (the green bits only). Serve it with the eggs and tofu direct from the fridge - i.e. chilled. Yumm!
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Tastes change. A few years ago and all you could get were powdered mixes (flavouring, "tea", sugar, milk) to which you added water and the tapioca balls.

When I was in Taiwan a few weeks ago I was ordering "tea lattes" (i.e. real tea, made with real milk) with added tapioca balls. Much better quality; there's been some bad press over the chemical contents of the powdered mixes.

That change hasn't caught on here (or London) yet, so I don't bother buying.

The 1000 or "century" old eggs can be bought from Asian supermarkets here in Basel too. A nice summer dish is to slice those, serve over tofu and drizzle with soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil (and sugar to taste if you wish). Sprinkle finely chopped spring onions (the green bits only). Serve it with the eggs and tofu direct from the fridge - i.e. chilled. Yumm!
Really? I never really like milk tea hence I didn't know about this trend. But I remember the news on powdered mixes few years ago. Thanks for sharing this.

I am Chinese, and we also cook 1000 yr old egg (black eggs in short) in this way as well, so you are absolutely correct (I normally don't add vinegar into this dish though but I might try next time to see how it tastes). Although the blk eggs here are not as good (good ones are the ones with juicy yolks like soft-boiled eggs, but the yolks here are quite solid & hard), we have it in Zurich Asian market too!
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

I add vinegar to most things. I'm addicted - I've even had vinegar ice-cream (in HK). I think it stems from eating loads of salt&vinegar crisps as a child.
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Really? I never really like milk tea hence I didn't know about this trend. But I remember the news on powdered mixes few years ago. Thanks for sharing this.

I am Chinese, and we also cook 1000 yr old egg (black eggs in short) in this way as well, so you are absolutely correct (I normally don't add vinegar into this dish though but I might try next time to see how it tastes). Although the blk eggs here are not as good (good ones are the ones with juicy yolks like soft-boiled eggs, but the yolks here are quite solid & hard), we have it in Zurich Asian market too!
My local Asian supermarket has 1000 year eggs (which I haven't tried yet, but will soon) and salted duck eggs (which are good, but not as good as in China). Now, all I need is a late night tea-egg seller and I'll be happy.
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

Any shop in the Basel area selling bubble tea?
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

Comming from an asian country, bubble tea is a daily necessity and the perfect summer drink.

There dosen't seem to have any in Zurich =(
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

I loved Bubble Tea growing up in Taiwan but on my last visit back I ordered one ban tian and it still made my teeth hurt.
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

Hello! does anyone know where I can't buy the black tapioca pearls (black boba pearls) to make my own bubble tea in Lausanne?? I've been looking for them like crazy and I can only find white pearls
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

Kony, tram 12 stop Terrassière, sell bubble tea (quite a wide range)
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Re: Bubble tea in Geneva?

To answer the original posters question, yes, you can get it Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 46, 1205 Genève www.justbubble.ch

A nice person treated me to one, still not sure what to make of it ...!
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