South Bank welcomes a bubbly pearl of a newcomer in Tapi
If you haven’t tried bubble tea at least once in your life, well, you haven’t lived. The team behind South Bank’s bratwurst and iced-tea dispensary Pig & Kraut have brought a new concept south of the river in the form of Tapi – a kiosk that specialises in drinks done differently. Should you be struck by a craving for refreshing bubble tea, decadent milkshakes or energising coffee, we suggest renaming teatime to Tapi time.
To say that Suzanne Lang and the team behind Pig & Kraut have an obsession with tea would be an understatement. Since opening the sausage and iced-tea outfit 18 months ago, the crew had been looking for other opportunities to spread the good word of tea at every juncture. After hawking iced tea at a stall at South Bank’s The Collective Markets, a spot opened up next door to the former location of Pig & Kraut, providing the perfect opportunity to create a home for tea and other specialty beverages. Enter Tapi – a colourful pop-up that focuses primarily on bubble tea, a drink that mixes different tea flavours with brown sugar tapioca pearls.
The menu at Tapi is built to be straightforward, cutting time between you and the sweet nectar you seek. While Tapi specialises in bubble tea, the colourful kiosk offers so much more. Thirsty wanderers can select from a varied range of bubble tea flavours, including watermelon fruit tea, salted caramel milk tea and espresso, or they can opt for the impressively coloured, Instagram-worthy unicorn milkshake or a mean espresso to go. The coming weeks will also see Tapi introduce soda floats, brownie drink toppers, and a few other specialty drinks to complement the bubble tea range.
For more information, find Tapi in the Stumble Guide.
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