Are you searching for a place to relax and sip boba tea with friends? Look no further than plur tea. This Silicon Valley food truck offers an irresistible blend of Vietnamese and Asian fusion that’s sure to please everyone in attendance.
Gosu, set to open in December or January, is a bubble tea bar with an EDM twist that sells Asian-inspired snacks and desserts. There’s also a “gaming area” and local DJs “trying their luck.” The concept behind Gosu draws from the rave mantra of peace, love, unity and respect – making it perfect for anyone seeking some entertainment!
Tapioca is a starchy substance commonly found in tropical regions south of the equator that contains high calories. It can be used as a thickener for soups, pies and other dishes while being gluten-free friendly due to its stabilizing properties.
It’s also one of the quickest and most efficient ways to add extra carbohydrates, as well as an effective source of fiber. Plus, its relatively neutral taste makes it a versatile ingredient that anyone can enjoy.
Start by experimenting with various ingredients and flavors. For instance, tapioca pearls, mashed mango, and potato starch make for a tasty combination. Additionally, you can experiment with the chemistry by altering water-to-dry ingredient ratios, changing up the colour, or using different iced teas to see how different combinations can transform your drink into something truly memorable. If you’re feeling particularly creative, add in a shot of spirit for an extra special touch!
Brown sugar is a popular addition to bubble tea (or boba tea). Made from molasses and white sugar, this mix gives the drink an irresistibly toffee-like taste.
Brown sugar not only adds sweetness to boba, but it also texture. This makes the pearls more enjoyable to eat as well.
In 2018, Xing Fu Tang, a Taiwanese bubble tea chain that’s become widely popular around the world, patented their technique for making brown sugar boba. Cooked with brown sugar syrup and then cooled down to keep them soft and chewy, these boba are then coated with powdered sugar for extra sweetness.
Cooking tapioca pearls takes some time, but the results are worth it: a soft and chewy boba that’s inherently sweet. Plus you get an incomparably rich milk tea from your boba milk tea than usual.
To prepare tapioca pearls, bring a pot of water to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Be sure to stir the pearls regularly during this time to prevent them from sticking to the bottom or clumping together. After 20 minutes have elapsed, take them out of the heat source and rinse under cold water.
Once the pearls are cool, you can peel away their starch layer for chewy and softer textures. Doing this allows them to float and create bubbles in your boba milk tea.
Enjoy a cup of brown sugar milk tea anytime, but it’s especially popular during summer. Tigar Sugar, a bubble tea shop in Taiwan that began selling it in 2017, first introduced this treat to customers.
Other tea shops have followed suit and now you can find brown sugar milk tea in almost all major cities around the world. Nolita’s Bar Pa Tea serves a caffeine-free version that’s served in a glass with shaved ice. And recently opened Spiritea East Village offers an exquisite Beauty Brown Sugar Milk Tea topped with peach jelly.
Creme Anglaise is a classic custard that can be used with many desserts. It’s an easy-to-make and delicious treat that goes great with crumbles, fruit, ice cream and more – the possibilities are endless!
To create a smooth, silky creme anglaise, simply whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thoroughly mixed. Then, slowly stream warm milk mixture into the eggs while constantly whisking to temper them – this is the key to creating an ultra-muiresque custard you can pour without fear of scrambling your eggs.
For this recipe, you will need 1 cup (250 milliliters) milk; 2 tablespoons (25 milliliters) cream; a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or seeds; and 4 large egg yolks. Alternatively, you could use 3 teaspoons of liquid vanilla extract instead.
Enjoy this plur tea with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or even swirl some into your morning latte! You can prepare this chai-infused creme anglaise up to one week in advance and store it in the freezer, perfect for any indulgent weekday breakfast or special Sunday brunch!
This chai-infused creme anglaise is the perfect topping for tarts, cakes and other sweet treats. It can be served cold or room temperature and pairs perfectly with a variety of desserts such as this spiced apple cake with chai creme anglaise.
This recipe for Earl Grey Creme Anglaise can also be made with any flavor of tea you like – just be sure to use a high-quality tea like Earl Grey or Jasmine Green Tea, which will add an elegant, lingering vanilla note to the custard.
Roasted Oolong Tea
Roasted oolong tea is an intriguing variation of traditional oolong tea and an excellent way to add complexity and depth to your beverage. The process of roasting requires precision and skill, creating many different varieties of roasted oolong tea for you to choose from.
Oolong teas, grown from the same plant as green and black teas, vary depending on their degree of oxidation. Lighter-roasted oolongs will have more of an unfermented green tea taste while darker roasts resemble fully fermented black teas.
The amount of oxidation and temperature during roasting will determine the tea’s flavor, ranging from lightly sweet and delicately floral to rich, toasty, and complex.
Wuyi oolongs from Fujian’s mountains are renowned for their rich and complex flavors, which derive from oxidation and mineral content of the soil.
Another popular oolong tea comes from Taiwan. These hybrid oolongs are a hybrid between Chinese and Taiwanese teas, and have become highly sought-after for their distinctive terroir and production method.
Taiwan often uses light roasts to revive oolongs that have lost their flavor, though this practice should be noted that even a lower roast may not be sufficient enough to revive stale tea.
Refresh stale oolong by adding some water to the tea leaves and letting them steep for several minutes. Doing so will reintroduce its original flavor, bringing it back to life!
Fresh milk is an integral component of plur tea. Not only does it enhance the flavors of other ingredients in the drink, but it’s low in calories and fat – plus full of essential vitamins and minerals. When making plur tea with milk, you have your choice of either regular or whole milk; however if you want to steer clear of dairy products altogether, almond or cashew milk work just as well – providing creaminess and consistency similar to whole dairy milk without the extra carbs.
Fresh milk in plur tea is becoming an increasingly popular trend, not just at coffee shops. Many local milk tea brands are now offering this beverage, particularly in the Philippines where its popularity is rising. Furthermore, consumers are seeking inexpensive drinks of high quality; thus, businesses offering plur tea will gain customer loyalty and satisfaction.
This study sought to determine the preferences of Filipino consumers on various attributes of milk tea using a Conjoint Analysis approach. This was done through an online survey involving 1061 respondents between 12 February 2021 and 24 February 2021. For each attribute, a utility score was calculated and compared against all others.
According to the results of this study, pearl size was the most desired attribute among consumers. It was followed by sugar level, amount of ice in the drink, price point, cream cheese inclusion and brand. GongCha was rated as the most preferred brand while CoCo came out as least preferred. These findings suggest that using Conjoint Analysis when determining consumer preference can help businesses offering milk tea achieve loyalty and satisfaction with their customers.