Occupier trend watch: Bubble tea

It’s a Taiwanese concept that is already popular in the US and elsewhere in Europe, and now bubble tea is gaining momentum in the UK – with seven new openings last year.

Bubble tea sounds fun. Is it?

It may look like something out of Willy Wonka’s ideas room, but bubble tea is big business: in its native Taiwan it is as ubiquitous as Starbucks and it has been a huge hit in both Germany and the US, with the global market expected to top $3bn within the next five