Sin an ju – Milky Bubble Tea that’s both Delicious and Photogenic
Located in Kyoto’s ever so trendy Teramachi Shopping Arcade, Sin an ju is a Japanese bubble tea store that recently opened its doors in May of 2019.
With shining sea horses on their bottles and secret recipe bubble teas, Sin an ju have managed to attract hordes of young girls willing to queue for as long as it takes to get their hands on this trendy beverage.
Sin an ju import their bubble tea, known in Japan as “tapioca,” directly from Taiwan. And in store they bottle and use only the amount they’ll need for the day.
Sin an ju’s signature drink is their “Brown sugar bubble milk,” which features coral-like webs of brown sugar syrup coating the inside of the cup. Boiled together with a blend of specialty brown sugar, Sin an ju’s original tapioca pearls simply burst with sugary goodness. As Sin an ju cook their tapioca in-store, the pearls feature a fantastic firm and chewy texture.
The teas used at Sin an ju are made from specialty tea leaves sourced from around the world and were decided upon after much discussion with experts in black tea.
The addition of milk to the strong, espresso-like extracted black tea brings out both the flavors and aromas of the leaves.
As the teas are made with creamy, high-fat milk, they give off wonderful full-bodied flavors, similar to royal milk tea.
In this article, we showcase bubble teas using “brown sugar tapioca.” These are Sin an ju original tapioca pearls, which have been boiled in brown sugar. Drinks that contain these tapioca pearls can’t be customized to change the sweetness, amount of ice, or toppings. The lack of customization is in order to get the most out of the sweet flavors and chewy textures of the tapioca.
However, all other drinks are customizable. With customizable drinks, you can choose your desired sweetness and amount of ice, as well as add toppings such as Aloe vera and “cheese foam milk.”
Have fun mixing, matching and customizing your bubble tea and see what kind of altogether over the top drink you can make.