All About Tapioca...

Bubblelicious Tea is proud to present to you our award winning Tapioca!

- Made in Taiwan

- HACCP Certified

- Awarded GMP certification

One of the fundamental ingredients of bubble tea is of course the tapioca pearls. These lovely dark little marble sized squishy balls can be found floating at the bottom of your bubble tea. You can suck them up with your fat straw or if you are feeling especially mischievous you can use your straw and shoot them at someone! Of course we wouldn’t advise this, they are too tasty to waste!

The unique appeal of the tapioca pearls is that they turn what would be just a drink into a snack as well! Tapioca pearls are made from cassava starch and are a gluten free product. Each BBT café has their own methods of preparing tapioca. The chew factor is known as QQ in Taiwan and made correctly it should have the same consistency as a gummy bear. Tastes vary from place to place though. In some areas people like their tapioca chewier, in other places they like it softer.

On our visit to Taiwan we were privileged enough to visit the factory which produces our tapioca. This was a great opportunity for us as we are honestly able to say that our pearls are actually manufactured in Taiwan and not imported from other places like China where the quality may not be as good. Beware of unscrupulous companies who claim their tapioca is from Taiwan, but are in actual fact manufactured in China with low-grade ingredients. They are then shipped to Taiwan and packaged to say “Made in Taiwan”.

We were able to observe the production line making the tapioca, from the tapioca flour used to make the pearls to the packaged finished product, which is then sent out to the suppliers. We are proud of our tapioca pearls and can say with confidence you won’t find a better quality tapioca elsewhere! The tapioca factory has the highest quality award for their tapioca pearls, the GMP certification. They have their own lab for analysis and research and we have witnessed first hand the stringent health and safety guidelines followed in the factory.

Whilst in the factory we also learned to prepare the tapioca and were advised on the nutritional information of tapioca.

Nutrition Facts Ingredients: Starch, Water, Caramel, Flavouring

Serving size: 30g

Calories: 70 Calories

Water: 12.18g

Ash: 0.23g

Fat: 0.1g

Protein: 0.11g

Saturated Fat: 0.06g

Sodium: 24.4mg

Crude Fibre: 0.05g

Iron: 0.08mg

Dietary Fibre: 0.11g

Calcium: 6.91mg


Our tapioca has less than 30% of preservatives left after washing and cooking, overall less than 0.3% of the product is preservatives.

Check out our recipe section on how to prepare the perfect tapioca!


We believe in our products we hope that you do too! Only the very best and highest quality products are sourced and selected to be part of our range. As a supplier you can rest assured we will always opt for quality and never compromise this over price.


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