A new bubble tea shop is opening in Salisbury city centre.

CUPP Bubble Tea will open a new branch in Silver Street this October.

The shop will take over the empty premises of 63 Silver Street, on the corner with High Street, opposite Caffè Nero.

Bubble tea is a drink from Taiwan that consists of milk, fruit and fruit juices and added 'bubbles', chewy tapioca pearls that sit at the bottom.

The UK’s first bubble tea shop opened in Soho, London, in 2011, and in the last decade shops have popped up all over the country.

The chain's website boasts "the freshest and healthiest kind of bubble tea", made with loose leaf tea, fresh fruit, organic milk, and brown sugar.

Flavours on the menu include vanilla, coconut, mango, peach, strawberry, coffee, and matcha.

Lee Peacock and Amy Miles started CUPP in Bristol in 2012, after they had spent time living in Taiwan, sampling a variety of different bubble teas.

The business began by selling bubble tea from a converted Citroen H van, moving into a small shipping container, and then into their first shop.

There are now CUPP Bubble Tea branches all over the country, and when the Slough branch opened in July, the first 100 customers were gifted a free regular bubble tea.

The Salisbury branch is hiring bubble tea baristas. To find out more, email salisbury@cuppbubbletea.co.uk


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