Photo: PR Times

Finally vegans can join Harajuku bubble milk tea trend

By Jess, grape Japan

There’s no shortage of boba tea stands in Harajuku. In fact, sometimes it seems like the bubbly beverage is taking over completely, like some creeping initiative for the advancement of the kawaii agenda.

But in order to stand out in the bubble tea Wild West that Tokyo has become, the stands are marketing themselves with new and exciting concepts like cheese teaBonsai Garden tea and 'drinkable sun block' tea.

The next joint to enter the fray is the Botanist Cafe. The brand Botanist actually makes hair and body care products, but they’ve crossed over into cafe territory with their set-up in the trendy haven of Harajuku. The cafe is known for their super Instagrammable drinks and desserts which they also claim have detoxing and beautifying effects, among other health benefits, thanks to the use of superfoods and fresh ingredients. Now they are turning that expertise to a super cute milk tea that even vegans can enjoy.

The stand, which is located on the first floor of the cafe, is take out only and two flavors of bubble milk tea are available. Botanist are combining brown sugar tapioca balls from Bull Pulu, a Taiwanese bubble tea shop, with their own delicious teas.

There's a matcha milk tea for those who don't mind dairy.

And the vegan offering is a pretty blue-colored butterfly pea tea with soy milk.

Sadly, this special take out menu is limited to just 100 cups a day, and will only be on sale until Aug 31. But since Botanist Cafe are known for having vegan and vegetarian items on their menu, hopefully they will bring vegan boba back with even more flavors to try!

Botanist Cafe Website

Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 6-29-2 Sukegawa Building 1F BOTANIST Tokyo

Nearest Station: Harajuku or Meiji-jingumae

Source: PR Times

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Yay! Bubble tea and pretty much nothing else.

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“Finally vegans can join Harajuku bubble milk tea trend“

Finally? I haven’t been to any of the bubble tea shops in Tokyo but I’ve seen them featured on tv and some of them mentioned soy milk versions months ago.

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If they are using normal, off the shelf brown sugar - it's not vegan (bone char used in the processing of the brown sugar).

Not to mention the cross-contamination between using utensils, cups, employees hands handling milk and non-milk products.

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Finally vegans can join Harajuku bubble milk tea trend

And don't worry, they'll be sure to tell you about it!

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