Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 29 March 2022
NUNEATON’S first ever bubble tea store officially opened its doors today (Tuesday, 29 March) with great fanfare from those wanting to try the Taiwanese beverage for the first time.
Queues of people – namely college students and families – were congregating outside of Mo’s Bubble Tea, based on Queens Road, to try the delicious offerings inside.
A pink balloon arch with butterfly-themed balloons was installed inside, to celebrate and mark the grand opening.
Ice creams are also on offer, and the flavours are as follows: Posh vanilla, salted caramel, caramel honeycomb, mint chocolate chip, triple chocolate, rum and raisin, and triple strawberry.
And, people with a sweet tooth can even enjoy a Millions-inspired ice cream, with their Aubrey Strawberry and Hugh Blu flavours.
At the time of publication (Tuesday, 29 March), the card machine has not yet been set up, meaning that customers are only able to pay with cash.
No social media channels have yet been launched for the venture.
Proving popular with students
Wei Wei, Owner of Mo’s Bubble Tea, exclusively told the Hinckley Free Press: “I expect it to be quite busy, especially at lunchtimes as it has been today.
“Lots of college students are coming into town just to give us a go. There is lots of hype around our brand as we’re a new venture.”
Customers comment on launch
Aneesa and Anjeela, two keen customers trying Mo’s for the first time, said: “We’re excited to try the bubble tea. We spotted the new shop when we were passing through Queens Road yesterday.
“It’s a bit more accessible having a bubble tea shop in Nuneaton itself, as it means that there will no longer have to be unnecessary trips to cities like Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester just to get it.
“I think that it will prove popular with young people and college students.”
Jessica Evans, another customer, said: “I’ve had bubble tea before, but it’s nice to see a bubble tea store in Nuneaton, as the town often miss out on the newest things.
“It’s novel to have it and its right on my doorstep.
“On an opening day, nobody will expect it to run smoothly as it is the first time that it is trading, but it will become more well-established over time.”
One customer stated that they “would have liked to see a tray of tasters being offered”, so that they knew if they would enjoy it or not, before purchasing.
Our verdict on bubble tea
I [Mason] and our Nuneaton Reporter, Vaughan Moore, were very kindly gifted a cup of bubble tea by owner Wei, in order to give our verdict as we try it for the first time.
Mason said: “It was smooth, cold and milky, and the bubbles tasted like liquorice, resulting in a rather unique combination. It was a taste that I was not all too familiar with, but I enjoyed it.
“It took a while to prepare. Around five to ten minutes, but you know it is going to be good when it has been prepared with that much time and effort.”
Vaughan said: “It was flavoursome with a caramel-like smoothness. I wasn’t too used to bubble tea, but nonetheless I still enjoyed the drink for the most part.
“Finishing the bubbles proved to be a bit of a challenge but this does not affect my overall experience with this particular beverage from Mo’s.”
Mo’s Bubble Tea is open from 11am until 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday, with the store closed every Sunday.