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The Taiwanese introduced a popular iteration of the shaved ice, an ice dessert that had been around for many years. The traditional shave ice is made by shaving a block of ice and improved by adding different kinds of toppings. The toppings can be any of the fruits in season or some dessert items like custard, beans, or even ice cream.

The Taiwanese put a new twist to the shaved ice by reversing the process and creating a flavor-infused ice block. Flavors are added to the water before it is frozen to make an ice block. The flavor-infused block is shaved to produce soft and thin ribbons of flavored ice to be topped with fruits, nuts, and other assorted sweets. To make the concoction more flavorful, condensed milk is sprinkled on top of all the ingredients. The resulting product is a cross between the traditional shaved ice and ice cream. Called or xue hua bing in Chinese, the snow fluff has popped up in the different Taiwanese stores and shops that sell iced desserts and other cold delicacies.

Snow fluff, sometimes referred to as fluff ice in other countries, → Read more

Open Bubble Tea Shop – Bubble Tea Business Plan

The first time someone asked me to try boba tea or bubble tea, I admit I was not so open to the idea especially since the name was quite different and puzzling. However, it was not long before I found myself sitting in a bubble tea shop, wondering if I could make a business out of these wonderfully tasting drinks. I believed I could sell these fruit-flavored milk teas for a living; and I still do!

The boba tea drink has become quite poplar over the years. It goes by a lot of names and I am sure that you have at least heard of this creamy drink with “pearls” that you sip through a fat straw. It is also called tapioca pearl drink, pearl tea, milk tea, boba ice tea, bubble drink, bobanai cha, etc.

This drink has not been in existence for a long time; in fact, it is a fairly new invention. It was just created in the 1980’s but it was not long before this phenomenal drink had spread from Taiwan to other Asian countries. Currently, the fun bubble drink is enjoying booming popularity in the United States and other European countries. → Read more

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