Lychee Passionfruit Bubble Tea

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Indian, Chinese and Ceylon black tea blended with lychee and passionfruit. created as part of the TEALEAVES World's Most Expensive Bubble Tea.

LYCHEE
OVERTONES
EXOTIC COMPOSITION
BUBBLE TEA
REIMAGINED

Shake up the status quo and re-imagine bubble tea — from responsible sourcing to five-star culinary techniques.

Discover more at World's Most Expensive Bubble Tea

INGREDIENTS

Black tea, pineapple pieces, coconut flakes, pineapple, coconut, and lychee flavor

HIGH CAFFEINE
BLEND NO. 7502

Blended specifically for TEALEAVES’ World’s Most Expensive Bubble Tea project in collaboration with The St. Regis San Francisco’s Executive Chef Franck Desplechin for San Francisco Design Week 2017. TEALEAVES’ Master Blenders created a Lychee Passionfruit Bubble Tea blend of whole tea leaves blended specifically for ice, using an approach completely different than that for hot tea.

Riffing off Chef’s elevated bubble tea recipe, called the “Boba Teashake”, and particularly the challenging salted caramel foam and passionfruit coulis, the blend had to simultaneously highlight salt with cream, while balancing tropical fruity notes. The discordance of salt, fruit, cream living in the same space as tannins and maltiness was finally solved through extensive recipe formulation, using the right lychee and passionfruit natural oils grounded in a medium-body black tea.

About the World's Most Expensive Bubble Tea Project 

The art of tea meets the art of culinary, as TEALEAVES x The St. Regis San Francisco “shake up the status quo” and re-imagine bubble tea—from responsible sourcing to five-star culinary techniques—elevating the common beverage to the world of fine dining. Created in honor of the theme for San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) 2017, “Question Everything”. The result is the birth of a new world-class beverage: the Boba Teashake.

Shake up the status quo. It’s bubble tea, re-imagined.

Explore the full TEALEAVES x The St. Regis San Francisco Collaboration at WorldsMostExpensiveBubbleTea.com.

The Birth of a New World-Class Beverage: The Boba Teashake

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY?

Called the “Boba Teashake”, the World's Most Expensive Bubble Tea project is a fun, five-star twist to a popular beverage, using the highest quality ingredients possible to create something unforgettably delicious. It's a game of balance and blending—from color + aroma + taste + texture—to let the quality of each ingredient shine where the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

Created in honor of the theme for San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) 2017, “Question Everything”. The result is the birth of a new world-class beverage: the Boba Teashake. Shake up the status quo. It’s bubble tea, re-imagined.

PLASTIC. POWDERED. QUESTIONABLE.
THIS OUR FIGHT. THIS IS OUR LUXURY.

Because tea can be so much better.

Shake Up The Status Quo

IT'S BUBBLE TEA, REIMAGINED.

Riffing off Chef’s elevated bubble tea recipe, called the “Boba Teashake”, and particularly the challenging salted caramel foam and passionfruit coulis, the blend had to simultaneously highlight salt with cream, while balancing tropical fruity notes. The discordance of salt, fruit, cream living in the same space as tannins and maltiness was finally solved through extensive recipe formulation, using the right lychee and passionfruit natural oils grounded in a medium-body black tea.

The Criteria

LEARN HOW OUR MASTER BLENDERS GRADE AND EVALUATE BUBBLE TEA

¹ Sourcing

FOR PALATE + QUALITY CONTROL

In bubble tea, TEALEAVES blends specifically for color + aroma + taste + texture, sourcing teas and botanicals from the world’s tier-1 gardens.

² Creating

WITH METHOD + TECHNIQUE

Our iced teas have been blended specifically for ice, to reduce the chance of cloudiness, with a clear liquor.

³ Finishing

WITH PLATING + PRESENTATIONS

Bubble tea is meant to be drunk cool for optimal taste, texture and refreshment. A garnish is the finishing touch, while layering the drink not only creates visual appeal, but a layered, complex taste.

Bubble Tea Manifesto

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY "WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE BUBBLE TEA"?

If you came here expecting gold bars and diamond-encrusted chalices, we’re sorry to disappoint you. We’re not about the overindulgent and the exorbitant—especially when the standards of bubble tea, and tea itself, are simply not good enough.

It’s a gilded landscape of which powdered iced tea is the norm. Where backyard growers are trusted, just because they’re small.

We see it all—and make choices, every day, to do things differently. At TEALEAVES, we’re makers. With rigorous product-first beliefs, we blend our teas in small batches by hand. We keep only 1% of the leaves presented to us by the world’s tier-1 gardens. Comparable to how a skilled perfumer creates bouquets of scents, we create eclectic palates through curating quality botanicals, herbs, and fruits. We choose the very best, to make the very best.

We’ve pressed on for the past 20 years and have made like-minded friends along the way. From five-star hotels to Michelin star chefs, we train some of the world’s most discerning palates in the art of tea, because we do things right, and we do it well.

Luxury, to us, isn’t merely about gold, silver, and shiny baubles. It’s about having the luxury of time and the privilege to practice our craft.

We want to share with you what we know—the epitome of blending—by using bubble tea as an example. Optimizing harmony between color + aroma + taste + texture, we challenged ourselves and our expert friends in culinary to reimagine this iconic beverage.
How would it taste with unlimited time and unlimited resources?
We wanted to unearth this common beverage’s true potential to create something unforgettably delicious.

The meaning of “World’s Most Expensive Bubble Tea” is a challenge for us all. It’s not an end destination, but a forever-aspiration.

Let’s up expectations. Let’s up quality.
Let’s up the standards of bubble tea together.


SHAKE UP THE STATUS QUO.

Question everything.

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E
04/30/2021
Ed
Canada Canada
Disappointed

I really wanted to like this tea, the idea of a classy, naturally flavoured bubble tea was a huge appeal. Unfortunately, it seems like the makers of this tea have never had real bubble tea as the result tastes almost soapy to me from the addition of coconut. I can barely even taste the fruit notes due to how overpowering the coconut is for me.

JY
03/15/2021
Jessica Y.
United States United States
My favorite tea

We love this tea! It said in the description that this tea is good for iced bubble tea, we actually made it hot and it is wonderful! It tastes also good with a small drop of honey. It is smooth and flavorful that actually has Lychee flavor! We are picky in teas, and this tea exceeds our expectation. We have many other teas but this one is always our first choice.

ER
11/15/2020
Elizabeth R.
United States United States
Not bubble tea...

Although I'm sure this is meant to be steeped with pre-made black tapioca, it is not clear in the description that the package does not include them.

11/17/2020
TEALEAVES

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to leave your product review. We are most sorry to read of your recent experience with our blend of Lychee Passionfruit Bubble Tea and would love to learn more. A member of our team will be in touch with you very shortly to follow-up on this matter.

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