As you probably know by now, there’s a boba craze going on around the world. So here I am trying Bubblelicious Bubble Tea.
I’m pretty used to finding bubble tea everywhere I go now that it’s become popular internationally and I was surprised to find one while strolling through South Ridge Mall in Milwaukee.
There were many flavor to choose from. I personally couldn’t decide between the Milky Taro, the Thai Tea Latte and the Potted Plant Milk Tea. Luckily the cashier explained that I could get any flavor I wanted with the Potted Plant Boba; it didn’t need to be Milk Tea. Also you can pretty much mix whatever you want into the drink; of course the price varies based on what you add and how much.
In addition to all the regular flavors, they also have an extensive toppings and flavor menu (further explained below). I couldn’t help myself; I ordered a Potted Plant Taro Milk Tea with Coconut Jelly and Mango Popping. What makes it a potted plant? The boba comes with ground Oreo cookies on top so it looks like soil (hence the name, potted plant).
What is Popping Boba?
For those who don’t know what popping is, it’s similar to boba (tapioca beads), except these are much smaller and they’re packed with bursting flavor. Basically they’re little beads with juice in them. With a variety of flavors to choose from, there’s no telling what kind of mess you’ll make in your bubble tea.
It took a lot of self control not to make a rainbow drink with all the popping boba!
TASTE & TEXTURE
My favorite part of this messy drink I ordered, happens to be the mango popping because it always adds a citrusy contrast to the bubble tea I usually order, which are usually creamy, milky and not on the fruity side of the spectrum. Taro and coconut go well together and so does mango and coconut, which is why I added the coconut jelly; all 3 combined actually tasted a bit weird at first because all the flavors and the textures kept clashing with one another. In the end, it became an excellent combination.
Left: Potted Plant Milky Taro with Coconut Jelly, Mango Popping & boba.
Right: Potted Plant Thai Tea Latte with no boba.
These are listed on the menu which they put right in front of the cash register. As you can see, most drinks have a reasonable starting price pre-tax.
- Milk Teas: $4.15USD
- Tea Lattes: $4.50USD
- Fruit Teas: $4.15USD
- Boba Shakes: $4.65USD
- Extra Toppings are all 50 US CENTS per topping.
I was very happy with these prices because it’s become rather common to charge $5 or more for Boba. It’s something I sometimes like to call the “Starbucks price”; You can’t get a small Frappuccino for less than $5.
If you want to learn more about Bubblelicious and what they have to offer, check out their website Bubbleliciousmke.com!
Would I buy again? Definitely.
Bubblelicious Bubble Tea is fast, convenient and delicious. The price is reasonable; you only pay extra on the things you want added to it, except for the regular boba that is added to all cold drinks at no charge!. Some of the popular drinks can be switched with another flavor. This is great if you wanted to try the new drink but preferred your favorite flavor was added to it instead.
I was very happy with my purchase!