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Nominated for: BEST Tea House

Bubble House 3404 Sansom St Philadelphia PA (215) 243-0804

Philly's sexiest new lounge; with a full bar, fireplace, djs and dancing. Bubblelounge will be hosting parties every Friday and Saturday night, so if you're 21 or older bring your dancing shoes and ID for a great time. If you're under 21, don't fret. "18 to enter" events are in the mix.
According to most sources, Bubble Tea originated in Taiwan in the early 1980's at small tea stands. In a similar (but far healthier) way that American students stop by convenience stores for after school snacks, Chinese students patronized these tea stands for after school tea. As there was much competition among the tea stands, innovation
began to happen. One particular tea stand began to introduce fruit flavors to their tea. The flavored teas became very popular with the children and the "flavoring" idea caught on quickly. Because the tea and flavoring had to be shaken vigorously to achieve a smooth consistency, a froth of bubbles was formed on top of the beverage, which soon became known as "Bubble Tea".
There are hundreds of flavors for Bubble Tea and many variations in preparation. Some like their Bubble Tea very plain, black or jasmine green tea with pearls and no sugar. For others a combination of 3 flavors with creamer and sugar is preferable. There are three main flavor categories: lattes, made with cream, non-dairy creamer or soy milk; non-lattes; and sours, usually a fruit flavor with the addition of a sour lemon flavor. Some flavor types include: fruit flavors like strawberry, mango, honeydew, passion fruit; nut flavors like chocolate, vanilla, almond, black sesame, and peanut; and Asian based flavors like taro, Thai, chai, and red bean.

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David M. on June 24, 2011

The mango bubble-tea is excellent!

Vote: BEST Tea House


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