The bubble tea ‘trend’ (or should we say boba tea) is going nowhere – and that’s fine by us. The sweet Taiwanese tea, accompanied with chewy tapioca pearls, is as refreshing as it is often fancy. It’s our go-to treat drink when out-and-about on the town shopping. And with endless variations in colour, flavour and texture, it never gets boring.
No wonder then more and more bubble tea shops are popping up everywhere we look. But here’s our pearl of wisdom: Xing Fu Tang just may be the best bubble tea shop in Birmingham. You can find it at the centre of Chinatown, where it does things the traditional way. All while serving up some uber-dazzling and extraordinary flavours.
Xing Fu Tang uses only fresh and natural ingredients for its kaleidoscopic teas, with brown sugar tapioca made new every hour and cooked to order. Every step of your drinks preparation is on display. So freshness is guaranteed, while giving you an extra-exciting experience when you order your super Instagrammable bubble tea.
Our picks include, the sunset-coloured mango smoothie, topped with panna cotta; or the soothing chocolate / boba milk blend. Their signature is the brown sugar boba milk, however, which is topped with brown sugar lightly torched, like crème brulee. If you’re feeling a little luxurious next time you’re in town, why not splurge on a bubble tea lined with gold leaf? You know you’re worth it!
We’re not here just to talk about bubble tea, however. What truly makes Xing Fu Tang stand-out are its fluffy and scrumptious selection of souffle pancakes. Traditional pudding flavours like tiramisu and crème brûlée coat delicate sweetened-souffles. A treat for the eyes as much as the mouth. Try the boba-topped milk tea souffle for the ultimate Taiwan and French fusion.
In the week, make sure to get down between 11am and 3pm. You can grab a bargain bubble tea and souffle deal for just £8.90. To learn more about Xing Fu Tang head here.