Lemon Bubble Tea

In todays society peoples fondness for lemon bubble tea goes beyond its flavor; it embodies a yet beautiful way of living. Lets delve into its origins, characteristics and how it intertwines with our lives.

The roots of lemon tea can be traced back to the century. Legend has it that during their time in India, the lemon with black tea to repel mosquitoes giving rise to the renowned lemon black tea. With the advancement of industrialization this tangy beverage gradually spread worldwide. Captured hearts everywhere.

Lemon bubble tea not tantalizes our taste buds. Also offers an array of health benefits. Firstly lemons are packed with vitamin C, which boosts our system and safeguards us against colds. Secondly the natural acidity in lemon tea aids digestion by regulating secretions. Moreover lemons possess thirst quenching properties that make them a perfect choice for summer beverages and cooling down during scorching days.

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The Emergence of Lemon Bubble Tea in China

Lemon bubble tea isn’t a concept; it made its way into mainland China alongside the introduction of Hong Kong style tea restaurant culture, in the early 1990s.
In 2006 when Happy Lemon first started they introduced their signature product called the “Lemon Series Tea”.

Over time the founder shifted the brands focus to emphasize “hand shaken milk tea” of lemon tea. However lemon tea remained popular. Became a choice, in many bubble tea shops.

Around 2017 there was a rediscovery of lemon tea leading to the emergence of lemon tea stores in Guangzhous southern region. Notable brands like 1柠1 TANING Handmade Lemon Tea, 丘大叔柠檬茶 (Uncle Qius Lemon Tea) Take柠檬茶 (Take Lemon Tea) 一些柠檬茶一些茶 (Some Lemon Tea Some Tea) and 啊一柠檬茶 (Ah Yis Lemon Tea) have gained popularity.

Despite competition from fruit tea, cheese tea and other trendy beverages by the end of 2018 lemon tea made a comeback. In May of this year HEYTEA launched Thai Green and Perfumed Lemon flavors that ignited the market. Nayuki and HEYTea also introduced their versions of lemon tea products.

As a result beloved lemon tea has again taken center stage.

Why Is Lemon Bubble Tea So Popular?

The popularity of lemon bubble tea has been steadily increasing in years. It has now become the reigning champion among beverages! Some stores, on delivery platforms even witness sales exceeding 9,999 units for a product.
Lemon tea is incredibly popular, for reasons both from the perspective of beverage stores and consumers.

From the viewpoint of beverage stores;
Brand Competition; In a bubble tea market it’s crucial for shops to expand into lemon tea to stay ahead.
Non Standard Product; Lemon bubble tea offers possibilities for combinations and innovation making it an attractive choice for stores.
Traditional Category; Lemon bubble tea falls into the beverage category ensuring its longevity and continuous improvements appealing to a range of customers.
Individual Hit Products; Many beverage shops rely on standout products to capture market segments and lemon bubble tea fits the bill perfectly.

From the consumer standpoint;
Health Trend; Lemon bubble tea is seen as an option due to its vitamin C content aligning with the growing consumer focus on wellness and health conscious choices.
Unique Taste; Compared to calorie laden drinks like cheese tea or milk caps lemon bubble teas refreshing flavor and lower calorie count make it a favorite among consumers.
High Awareness; Thanks to childhood memories of lemon water and other lemon flavored drinks consumers have a familiarity, with lemon based beverages. This widespread awareness has made lemon tea one of their choices.

How to Make Tasty Lemon Bubble Tea

Creating a lemon bubble tea involves finding the equilibrium, between the fruity aroma, the fusion of tea and fruit and the overall level of sweetness and acidity in the drink.

To achieve this balance lets begin by choosing the lemons;

Varieties and Characteristics of Lemons;
Various lemon varieties are commonly used in the beverage industry. These include Perfumed Lemon, Yuzu Lemon, Chinese Green Lemon and Golden Lemon. Each type possesses flavors, aromas and levels of acidity.
Perfumed Lemon; It has an aroma with a fragrance. While it doesn’t have acidity or lemon juice content it has a memory point.
Chinese Green Lemon; This variety offers an crisp aroma with a hint of spiciness that adds stimulation. It is highly acidic with lemon juice compared to Perfumed Lemon but less acidity than Yuzu Lemon.
Golden Lemon; Known for its lemon aroma with notes. Its acidity is quite high in lemons.

Striking the Right Balance between Lemons, Tea Base and Sweetness;
Achieving a balance in your lemon bubble tea requires consideration of the types and proportions of tea, fruit and sweeteners used. It’s important to note that there is a distinction, between sugar types as they contribute flavors to your drink.
Fructose tends to enhance sweetness levels while also impacting the harmony within your lemon tea.

To create a delicious and refreshing lemon bubble tea that tantalizes the taste buds it’s important to consider a factors. White sugar adds a level of sweetness, which enhances the teas smoothness. On the hand rock sugar provides a balanced sweetness compared to other sweeteners. It’s crucial to ensure that the tea base isn’t bitter or astringent and that the fruit aroma doesn’t overpower the fragrance of the tea.

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Now lets delve into how you can make variations of lemon bubble tea;

  1. Lemon Duck Shit Tea;
    Take 100 grams of Perfumed Lemon. Place it in a shaker cup.
    Add some ice cubes to the cup and muddle them gently to extract the juice.
    Pour 200 grams of Duck Shit Oolong Tea into the shaker cup.
    Incorporate 80 grams of rock sugar syrup.
    Toss in an amount of ice cubes.
    Give the shaker cup a good shake to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  2. Mango Lemon Tea;
    Put mango pulp, lemon slices and ice cubes in a shaker cup. Muddle them together gently.
    Add 60 grams of rock sugar syrup along, with jasmine tea into the shaker cup.
    Shake everything well until combined.
    Finally pour your Mango Lemon Tea into a cup.
  3. Bitter Gourd Lemon Tea (Non bitter);
    Take 70 grams of gourd. Place it in your shaker cup.

Enjoy experimenting with these recipes, for lemon bubble tea! Cheers!Sprinkle a bit of sugar onto the lemon and gently press it to squeeze out the juice.
Next add 60 grams of rock sugar syrup to the mix.
Make sure to put in an amount of ice cubes.
Take a shaker cup and pour in 250 grams of Jasmine Green Tea then give it a shake.
Important note; Remember to remove the core from the gourd as it can make it taste bitter. Soaking the gourd in water for a while will help eliminate any bitterness.

Strawberry Lemon Tea Recipe

In a shaker pot combine strawberries and lemons.
Add an ice cubes. Gently crush them about 15 times to release the lemon flavor.
Pour, in some sugar syrup and jasmine tea into the shaker pot then shake everything well.
Get a glass fill it with ice cubes and carefully pour in your shaken Strawberry Lemon Tea.
For a touch garnish with slices of lemon and some greens.

Iced Lemon Black Tea Instructions

Start by placing 40 grams of Perfumed Lemon into a shaker cup.
Add some ice cubes. Gently muddle them to extract all that lemon juice.
Now add 40 grams of rock sugar syrup into the mix well.
Pour in 700 milliliters of tea, into your shaker cup followed by another round (40 grams) of rock sugar syrup. Give everything a shake.

Preserved Plum Kumquat Lemon Tea Recipe

To prepare this beverage begin by putting 40 grams of lemon slices into your shaker cup.To make the drink start by adding a couple of ice cubes and gently pressing them to release the juice. Next place two kumquats and two preserved plums into the shaker cup. Sweeten it up with 30 grams of rock sugar syrup. Don’t forget to add an amount of ice cubes for that chill. Finally pour in 250 milliliters of Jasmine Green Tea, into the shaker cup. Give it a shake until everything is well combined.

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