Bubble tea beverages are often known for being light, refreshing, milky and fruity but Vancouver's Xing Fu Tang Canada puts a unique new spin on the traditional version of the Taiwanese drink. While Xing Fu Tang's bubble tea drinks are in fact made with classic ingredients like milk, flavored tea and tapioca pearls, it enhances the texture-rich pearls by stir-frying them in brown sugar. As such, the tapioca pearls are said to take on a flavor that's caramelized and even somewhat smoky in terms of taste. The finished product looks like a classic bubble tea beverage yet puts a flavorful spin on a drink people may have tried before.
For the sake of authenticity, Xing Fu Tang Canada imports all of its primary ingredients from Xing Fu Tang in Taiwan, where the brand is already well-known.