This isn’t a sponsored post.
BrumHour was invited to try a bubble tea by Bubbleology.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Experience: Bubble Tea from Bubbleology at Bullring
After a lengthy closure of non-essential shops, stores across England began to reopen from 4th July and we started to venture back out into the daylight. Having previously experienced Waffleology at Selfridges Birmingham I was invited to check out its sister business Bubbleology for myself.
I’ve got high expectations from customer service across central Birmingham, having worked in shops for nearly two decades myself people shouldn’t know if you are having a bad day or if the previous customer was a total tool, there are at least twenty five people prepared to take your job tomorrow. The retail and service industry is very, very hard work. So, as expected the team at Bubbleology is lovely and friendly and work pretty efficiently.
I arrive in the store on the top level of Bullring, I know the space it is using was called Punky Fish for some years but I’ve no clear memory of what it became after that. The staff are all in masks and there are Perspex screens across the counter.
I know what I like about bubble tea and how I like mine made. But for those who don’t bubble tea is a black tea-based drink which can either have fruity flavours or be milk-based. Other extras can then be added to produce the floating pieces in the base of the drink. If it looks quirky. it is.
Choosing is easy once you’ve had a bubble tea a few times, I like peach with small bubbles of fruit flavours, normally blueberry, strawberry and peach, this time I choose to try some Boba which is chewy tapioca pearls. I’m not struck on these so I’ll stick to just having the fruit bubbles in the future.
The cup is heat-sealed so I’m actually able to put it in my bag but as it had ice in the drink I’d normally sit in the venue and drink it there. But this is 2020 and the seats are not available for sitting down today.
I’m given a metal straw to reuse and a jar of bubbles to use within a week. I felt like I was probably supposed to have these with a drink but I kept sneaking into the kitchen over the following week and having a spoonful of them!
All in all, this is a pretty straightforward experience and a nice treat for anyone who likes different types of tea to builders tea.
Well worth a visit. Bubbleology is normally open every day at Bullring and Grand Central Birmingham. Check out the website here: bubbleology.co.uk