Professional Level Training
Other than basic bubble tea classes, TMI Trading also offers a whole-day private training course for bubble tea entrepreneurs. In addition to teaching the basics, we helped to delve into proper technical techniques with hands-on demonstrations. This class will arrange the utmost business practices and professional bubble tea experience. It will also assist with menu design as well as an estimated price range according to your clientele.
The class fee can be credited toward your first bubble tea order.
Bubble Tea FAQs
Tapioca, also known as “Boba”, “QQ balls” or “zhen zhu”, is derived from starch-extraction of a plant called cassava root. When the product is adequately cooked, the tapioca turns into marble-shaped balls with a gummy-like texture and a slightly sweet taste.
Tapioca can be added to many types of drinks such as cold/hot milk tea, ice-blended drinks, smoothies, juices, coffee, etc.
Make sure to use enough water!
A good rule of thumb is to boil the water and tapioca at a ratio of 8:1. In other words, use 8 cups of water for every 1 cup of tapioca. Otherwise, the tapioca may melt during the cooking process.
All bubble tea enthusiasts have different views as to how chewy or soft they prefer their tapioca.
If you like your tapioca softer, then cook the tapioca a little longer than the recommended time (and vice versa).
Tapioca is best within 3-4 hours of being cooked. Keeping it longer may result in a mushy texture.
It is definitely not recommended for businesses to do so, as the core of the cooked pearls will become hard and then lose its chewy texture.
Our flavor powder typically had a shelf life of 12 months.
Tapioca had a shelf life of 6-9 months.
Concentrated fruit syrup had approximately 9-12 months.
Please follow instructions for proper storage conditions for each product.
Flavored powder contains creamer and is used for making bubble milk tea and smoothies.
Concentrated juices have a fruit-like tang, and can be used for flavored tea and smoothie.
Jams are made with real fruits and are the best ingredients for making smoothies.
Yes, most of our powders and syrups are pre-sweetened with sugar.
It depends on whether or not you want sweeteners in your drink. If so, fructose is definitely preferred over regular sugar and sugar syrup. You can simply make fructose-like syrup by boiling sugar (white or brown) and warm water together. The ratio of water to sugar depends on how sweet you want it to be.
Once again, it depends on your personal preference. Non dairy creamer, which comes in powder and liquid form, is more convenient since it has a longer shelf life than milk and cream. Some people prefer using either whole milk or a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk for their milk tea. Try experimenting with various ingredients to discover flavors of your own.
If following the suggested recipes, there will be approximately 30 servings (16 fl. Oz cup). Again, this will vary depending on the amount you use per cup.
A 5.5 lb bottle of syrup/juice can serve up to 45-50 cups of bubble tea; use measuring cups to be precise.
A 6.6 lb bag of tapioca can make approximately 80-100 cups; it will vary depending on the amount you use per cup.
The 21 oz. bag of tea can make approximately 120 cups (16 fl. Oz cup) of drinks. This is assuming you are using the suggested portions of tea in the bubble tea. If you prefer stronger tea then each package will make less cups of bubble tea.
Children under 3 years of age should not consume bubble tea with tapioca pearls as it may cause choking. Most bubble tea drinks also contain caffeine and therefore shouldn’t be consumed under 18 years of age.