Bubble Tea and Noncho!

The Noncho in honor of National Bubble Tea Day – April 30, 2021

Have you heard about the upcoming project by Casapinka. It is called Noncho (because we know she would NEVER design a poncho). This project may be made using either a DK weight yarn on a US #6 needle, or a Fingering weight on a US #4 needle. The Fibre Studio has put together kits using our Studio DK and our Studio Sox. Our Studio DK yarn is 100% Super Wash Merino with approximately 280 yards on a 4.0 ounce | 113g skein. Our Studio Sox is 75% Super Wash Merino, 25% Nylon with approximately 440 yards on a 3.5 ounce | 100g skein. We have dyed up a special color on our Studio Sox that we are calling Bubble Tea.

As in years past, Casapinka will be offering the pattern for “Free” with yarn purchase. As a thank you to Casapinka (and to you, our wonderful customers) The Fibre Studio will offer all of our Noncho kits at a 15% Discount, no code needed.

WHAT IS BUBBLE TEA (BOBA)?

This got Glenda and I wondering what exactly is Bubble Tea? So we soon went on a reconnaissance mission. We googled Bubble Tea near you and found that there was a Bubble Tea shop less than 2 miles away. Shortly, we were at Kung Fu Bubble Tea shop. It was a colorful little shop with a great sign. This is how Kung Fu Tea describes Bubble Tea.

Bubble Tea (also known as pearl milk tea, boba milk tea, or simply boba) is a Taiwanese drink that was invented in Taichung in the 1980s. The tea is mixed with milk or fruits and topped off with chewy tapioca pearls. 

By the early ‘90s, bubble tea became prevalent in Japan and Hong Kong. From there, international traders brought the product to Chinatowns across North America. By the late ‘90s, the prominence of bubble tea grew among non-Asian shopping areas and nightlife districts.

Today, bubble tea is consumed almost as frequently as coffee, soda, and smoothies and celebrated heavily by kids, parents, chefs, and celebrities. To spread the bubble tea culture even further, Kung Fu Tea founded National Bubble Tea Day on April 30th, 2018.

Along with the growing popularity of bubble tea and how the beverage has evolved since its creation, it’s also important to mention that not every recipe maintains the same original flavor first discovered in Taiwan and that’s where we come in!

My choice of Bubble Tea was Black Tea mixed with milk and honey . . . and of course I had to have the tapioca pearls. I loved it andI think it will become a regular afternoon pick me up.

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