Tuesday, June 12, 2012



Bubblicious: 1. Clodagh Moriarty & Alex Courtney; 2. Carrie Glynn and Colm Carrick; 3. Gillian Kelly and Sinead Walker.  (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Its tea.....but not as you know it!  Bubblicity, the first ever shop in Ireland to specialise in Bubble tea-making, has opened at 26 George’s Street Arcade.

Bubble tea is a Taiwanese specialty. Colourful, sweet and refreshing, it combines white, black or green tea with fresh fruit flavours.  The mixture is shaken over ice, cocktail-style and given a chewy tapioca pearl garnish. There are hot milk tea variations and other bubblicious choices, including honeydew, guava, tangerine, grapefruit, kumquat and star fruit. Specialities include Apple Green Tea with lychee pebbles and Hot Mocha Milk Tea with coffee jellies. 

Whole cities have fallen to the bubble tea revolution; in Asia, California and Canada, Bubble Tea has become a ‘must have’ product.  Celebrity fans include Lauren Conrad, American Pie star Alison Hannigan and Lindsay Lohan. Now Bubble tea has hit our shores thanks to three young Dublin entrepreneurs. Founders Ronan Murphy, Karl Mulvee and Ivano Cafolla of Afterdark.ie