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New tea shop to open soon at Destiny USA

By Sarah Moses  on April 29, 2016 at 11:47 AM, updated April 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A new tea shop is set to open soon at Destiny USA. Kung Fu Tea is expected to open in early June. The tea shop, which is currently under construction, will be located in a 700-square-foot store near Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters on the second floor of Destiny USA's Canyon Cafe. The shop specializes in bubble tea, a trend that started in Taiwan in 1980s. Bubble tea is traditionally made with a tea base, fruit or milk, and chewy tapioca pearls. The tea...

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What exactly is bubble tea?

Heather McBrien  October 19, 2016 In 1988, the product development manager at Chun Shui Tang teahouse in Taipei, Taiwan, poured a sweetened tapioca dessert into her tea at a staff meeting. She passed it around for everyone to try. It was delicious. This was only 30 years ago, but bubble tea’s popularity is still on the rise. After the critical incident, Chun Shui Tang fiddled around with the recipe and started serving the first true bubble tea, which was Assam tea shaken over ice with milk and sweetened (hence the bubbles). White tapioca balls, or “pearls” were added for the...

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Subs and Bubble Tea at Lucky 97

BY DONNA MACKEY • VOLUME 34, NUMBER 4 • MAY 2013 Anyone who shops at Lucky 97 on a regular basis might have noticed a new addition in the Lucky Deli area. Vietnamese submarines and bubble tea are now available during regular deli hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). There is a choice of five different subs, including two vegetarian, ranging in price from $3.79 to $4.49 (cash only; does not include GST.). On my first visit, I ordered the popular Banh Mi Lucky, which is a combo of assorted meats (pork-based), pate, a home-made mayo, and fresh cilantro, cucumber, pickled...

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Bubble tea isn’t the only treat at novel Arlington shop

By Teresa Gubbins   Who wants a cup of bubble tea? Photo courtesy of 1102 Bubble & Bites Thanks to its youthfulness and strong Asian population, the city of Arlington has its share of bubble tea shops, particularly around the University of Texas at Arlington. But there's not much competition towards I-20, and that's good news for 1102 Bubble Tea and Bites, opening in October on Cooper Street, a few blocks north of the Parks at Arlington Mall. Husband-and-wife owners Huy Hong and Dan Tran hatched the idea to do a bubble tea shop about a year ago, Hong says. He's a pharmacist and...

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