From Our Editors
Bubbles, named for the chewy spheres that lurk at the bottom of its Taiwanese-inspired tea beverages, mixes dozens of drink varieties at its downtown Tacoma location. Each tea starts with an iced or hot black, milk, or green tea—or a smoothie—that is flavored with almond, coffee, taro, or an array of real fruits such as lychee or mango. Lining the bottom of the cup are myriad bubble options, including the traditional tapioca balls, as well as egg custard, fruit-flavored jellies, or a single billiard ball. All teas are brewed fresh daily, and drinks are prepared following strict preparation guidelines.