Have you ever walk past a bubble tea shop and saw the queue lining outside, wondering what all the fuss is about?
If you're someone who drinks bubble tea, it's hard to ignore the amount of instant single-use wastes generated by the popular bubble tea industry to the environment. After all, those plastic cups and straws add up quickly. That's why you might be wondering, can you get bubble tea or boba in a reusable cup? The good news is that the answer is yes!
Normalising getting bubble tea in a reusable cup
When we first took our prototype Bobbleware tumbler to our local bubble tea shop, that puzzled look on the bobarista was gold! Undoubtedly it has been quite a norm for cafes to take in reusable coffee cups, however when it comes to bubble tea, Bobbleware is proudly the first pioneer to encourage a reusable movement specially for the bubble tea industry.
Benefits of using a reusable cup
More and more bubble tea shops now are starting to offer the option of using a reusable cup. This is a great way to cut down on waste and do your part for the environment. Plus, some shops will even offer a discount for bringing your own cup to encourage the BYO movement, so it can be cheaper than using a disposable cup and overtime adds up your savings in a long run, such a win-win solution!
Of course, in a post-epidemic environment, some boba shops might not open to offer this option yet, but it's worth asking next time you're in line. If they do offer it, make sure to bring your own cup and start sipping in style today.
What to look out for in a reusable bubble tea cup? Standard sizing, volume markings..
One thing to keep in mind is that not all reusable cups are created equal. Some are better suited for bubble tea than others. Look for cups that have a wide enough opening for all the boba toppings to fit through, and that have a secure lid to prevent spills. Some cups even come with volume markings, which is a bonus for the bobarista to make their drinks with precise measurements. You'll be glad to know Bobbleware range of reusable cups are specially created for this purpose, comes in 500ml and 700ml size, with volume markings (on Tritan range), borosilicate glass or Tritan plastic material options and a reusable jumbo straw set included to fit all boba toppings! With a total of 7 colors range, we guarantee your aesthetic needs and sustainable actions all at once.
Applause your sparkling clean cups!
One main thing to note, just make sure your reusable cup is clean and ready to go before you leave the house. All Bobbleware products are BPA-free and dishwasher safe means cleaning up after your beverage adventures is a breeze.
In conclusion, if you're looking to try conscious ways to reduce your waste and make a positive impact on the environment, consider getting a reusable cup for your next bubble tea run.
It's an easy way to do your part, and you might even save a little money in the process. So next time you're craving boba, bring your own cup and feel good about making a difference.
Share your stories on BYO cups for bubble tea & smoothie.
Across our networks in Australia and internationally, we have not yet come across any bubble tea shops that refuse a reusable cup in a post-pandemic world. In fact we have partnered with a few bubble tea chainstores who are encouraging a sustainability movement in the fast-growing category!
Chatime Australia does recommend a non-glass vessel for BYO purpose, you will find our range of Tritan non-glass plastic Bobblewares perfect for this reason!
We welcome you to share your BYO cups experience below.