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Old 09-26-2015, 02:14 PM
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Never heard of them, but nice to see they chose Atlanta for their first U.S. locations..
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he bubble tea party is coming to Atlanta!

Bubbleology, a British-based bubble tea café brand that launched in April 2011, will open its first stores in the United States at Lenox Square and the Mall of Georgia this November, according to a release.

“We’ve had our eye on the U.S. market as our next big launch, and Atlanta is such a dynamic, progressive and diverse city,” Bubbleology founder Assad Khan said in the announcement.

“It’s the perfect place to introduce the bubble tea concept before continuing our expansion throughout Southeast and beyond.”

In the months leading up to the Atlanta openings, Bubbleology will be will be hosting "tea pop-ups" for people to get their first taste of the bubble tea offerings.

Upcoming pop-up locations and dates are as follows:

Saturday, September 19 from 2 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 from 6 – 11 a.m.: IronKids Alpharetta Triathlon (1815 Old Milton Pkwy Alpharetta, GA 30009)
Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. – kickoff: College Football tailgate for Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina (Bobby Dodd Stadium: 150 Bobby Dodd Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30332)
Britain's 'Bubbleology' Coming to Atlanta|What Now Atlanta
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I not only never heard of them but never heard of it.

Tea lover that I am, it would have been nice if they had included some description of what bubble tea is. So, I had to google it:

"a cold, frothy drink made with iced tea, sweetened milk or other flavorings, and usually with sweet black balls or “pearls” made from tapioca"

It sounds friggin awful, but it will be nice to see if there is a market for it here.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Found a lovely bubble tea place in Marietta Square.
http://www.tinybubblesteabar.com/
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:08 PM
 
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No need to drive to the mall or OTP, bubble tea has already been in Atlanta for quite some time. It was a hot new trend when I was in college like 15 years ago, so the framing of that article is kind of hilarious (but it's What Now Atlanta, soooo).

Here's a bunch of places: http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=bubb...=Atlanta%2C+GA

Anyway, it's not my favorite—Thai iced tea still occupies that special place in my heart.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I not only never heard of them but never heard of it.

Tea lover that I am, it would have been nice if they had included some description of what bubble tea is. So, I had to google it:

"a cold, frothy drink made with iced tea, sweetened milk or other flavorings, and usually with sweet black balls or “pearls” made from tapioca"

It sounds friggin awful, but it will be nice to see if there is a market for it here.
I've had one ... at Fire Street Food (Thai) in Savannah (of all places) and it IS friggin' awful. Gross.

I'm glad they think Atlanta is "dynamic, progressive and diverse" but good luck with this one.

Here's a product that has never been tested in the US before. It's quite possible they they chose Atlanta for the test because, to fail here will be a whole lot cheaper (and less high-profile) than to fail in NYC or LA, etc
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The Saigon Cafe in Brookwood served Bubble Tea for years. My daughter and her SCAD friends were crazy for it.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The Saigon Cafe in Brookwood served Bubble Tea for years. My daughter and her SCAD friends were crazy for it.
That might explain their popularity in Savannah
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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Here's a product that has never been tested in the US before. It's quite possible they they chose Atlanta for the test because, to fail here will be a whole lot cheaper (and less high-profile) than to fail in NYC or LA, etc
Umm... hate to break it to you, but it's been around in the U.S. for at least the last 10 years. Probably even longer before the hype around it started.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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It was a hot new trend when I was in college like 15 years ago
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My daughter and her SCAD friends were crazy for it.
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That might explain their popularity in Savannah
Haha, well, I went to college in Savannah at SCAD. So maybe so.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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I not only never heard of them but never heard of it.

Tea lover that I am, it would have been nice if they had included some description of what bubble tea is. So, I had to google it:

"a cold, frothy drink made with iced tea, sweetened milk or other flavorings, and usually with sweet black balls or “pearls” made from tapioca"

It sounds friggin awful, but it will be nice to see if there is a market for it here.
I don't know I think that sounds really delicious...can't wait to try it. I love tea, I love tapioca, I love other flavorings, and sweetened milk sounds sweet - sounds like a sure thing for me.
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