This article will cover why bubble can be so expensive. Sometimes bubble tea drinks can be more than the most expensive drinks at a nearby coffee shop. This will explain why and go over the various reasons why bubble tea can be so expensive. There are actually many reasons why, and they do make sense. However, this doesn’t mean that the local boba shop is absolutely doing these things when creating their boba drinks to justify their high prices.
Bubble tea can be a very easy drink to make, or a more complex drink to create. Making great bubble tea drinks with extras added to it, depending on how many, can cause the price of a boba drink to rise. The more things that are added to a boba drink, the more work has to be done to make those ingredients. This takes us to the first reason why bubble tea drink can be really expensive.
Bubble tea drinks can be expensive, because of the labor.
Even though a customer may be able to see an employee at a boba shop quickly or easily make the boba drink that they ordered, the price of the drink can still be expensive because of labor. Bubble tea is a drink that can be made fairly quickly after everything has been prepared to make it. The labor put into making bubble tea beforehand usually happens before the boba shop opens for the day to serve their drinks.
This labor can take any where from a few hours to many hours, depending on how that boba shop makes their drinks, and if the ingredients are being made from scratch. Some boba shops will make some or all of their boba drinks of various flavors from scratch. It is expected that the price of a bubble tea drink will be more expensive if this is the case.
On the other hand, if a boba shop isn’t making their bubble tea flavors from scratch, then they could be getting their ingredients from a source that is, causing the drink to still be somewhat expensive. It isn’t uncommon, either way, for bubble tea drinks to be made with real flavors for the drink if it is a produce flavor.
Also, the labor put into creating the tapioca pearls or other toppings is really what an individual would end up paying for when ordering a bubble tea drink. When a boba shop has high standards of making sure that their guests get top quality boba pearls for their drinks, this means that the tapioca pearls are going to be kept fresh. This means that old tapioca pearls are dumped out if needed, making the price of good bubble tea drinks with fresh tapioca pearls or other toppings soar.
It can take a lot of physical effort and time for a boba shop to make their tapioca pearls or their other toppings for their boba drinks. This is considering that they are making their tapioca pearls or other toppings from scratch. Also, real tapioca pearls (not instant boba) take awhile to prepare and cook. They take even longer to make if they are being made by hand. Imagine a boba shop making hundreds or thousands of tapioca pearls by hand a day. It would be quite tedious.
Bubble tea can consist of a variety of ingredients and each of them aren’t considered to be cheap, except the sugar. Milk is fairly decent in price, which some boba drinks have. A typical soft drink would be expected to be cheaper since many of them do not use natural flavors or ingredients.
Bubble tea drinks can be expensive, because of delicacy.
It is not uncommon for restaurants and cafes that have high standards to do this. They want their customers to have fresh ingredients, so they dispose of bad product, even if it is still food safe and edible. However, disposing of these products means that they have to make ends meet by raising the prices of that same product.
Boba is a delicacy when it is good boba. It doesn’t last very long as a high quality product throughout the day when it is kept in a warmer. This means that in order for boba shops (that are doing this) to continue to give their guests great bubble tea drinks with great boba, the boba has to be periodically replaced throughout the day to keep it fresh. This may make the price of bubble tea drinks, that have tapioca pearls, more expensive.
Bad boba is one of the number one things that boba shops hear from unhappy customers. So, it is their job to make sure that they deliver good boba in bubble tea drinks to their guests at all times. Not doing so can cause the prices of bubble tea drinks to become even more expensive than they already are to pay for the losses.
Boba shops fall under the same rules as restaurants and cafes when it comes to budgeting. The prices of the food or drinks they sell have to be adjusted according to the money they have to spend on the ingredients for making their drinks. A bubble tea that has natural ingredients for its flavorings is just going to be more expensive than other drinks that take less ingredients to make them and have no natural flavorings.