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PINEAPPLE

FLAVOR COMBO WEEK #7

Into the 7th week of giving you some drink ideas for our bubble teas!! Let us know if there’s a flavor that you want us to cover next!!

Pineapple is such a tropical flavor and pairs well with other tropical fruits! Coconut is such a popular flavor to mix with pineapple too. Out of the Top 5 Flavor Combinations, 3 of them contain coconut!

OTHER FLAVOR COMBINATION IDEAS:

  • Shrek (Pineapple, Blue Curacao)

  • Banana Split Shake (Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana, Chocolate Swirls)

  • Pineapple Slush or Shake

  • Pineapple Milk Tea

  • Pineapple Iced Tea (Green, Black, or Oolong)

  • Apple Pineapple

  • Passionfruit Pineapple

  • Peach Pineapple

  • Pineapple Orange

  • Mango Pineapple Banana

  • Kiwi Pineapple

  • Pineapple Slush sub/Coconut Milk

  • Mango Pineapple Tropical Cooler

  • Pear Pineapple

  • Pineapple Guava Orange

If you still need more drink ideas, check our previous posts on different flavors below!

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ORANGE COMBOS

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Orange

Flavor Combo:
Week #5

Orange is always a refreshing, citrus flavor! It brightens any cup of bubble tea! Find out our Top 5 below!

Other Flavor Combination with Orange:

  • Strawberry Orange

  • Puss in Boots (Orange/Peach/Apple)

  • Orange Green Tea

  • Orange Milk Tea

  • Strawberry Mango Orange

  • Chocolate Orange

  • Strawberry Passion Orange

MANGO TANGO

FLAVOR COMBOS: WEEK #3

MANGO


We add in real mangoes into ALL of our blended mango drinks!


OTHER FLAVOR COMBINATIONS

  • Mango Passion

  • Banana Mango

  • Strawberry Mango Banana

  • Mango Green Tea

  • Mango Black Tea

  • Peach Mango Tropical Cooler

  • Mango w/Ice Cream Blended

  • Mango Kiwi

  • Mango Coconut

  • Taro Mango

  • Mango Lemon

COFFEE + ANNOUNCEMENT

FLAVOR COMBOS: WEEK #2

C O F F E E


Did you know? 

Our coffee drinks are made with a coffee flavored powder. There is no caffeine in it, which is a pleasant surprise for many who crave the flavor but not the caffeine kick. 

Mocha Shake, 2 shots of Cold Brew, Boba

Mocha Shake, 2 shots of Cold Brew, Boba

OTHER COFFEE COMBINATIONS

  • Coffee Coconut

  • Coffee Almond

  • Coffee Almond Coconut

  • Mocha Coconut

  • Coffee Banana

  • Caramel Coffee w/Ice Cream Blended

  • Coffee Milk Tea

  • Coffee Lavender

  • Coffee w/Oreos Blended


COLD BREW WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH!

For those who WANT the CAFFEINE, we are very excited to announce that we will be offering COLD BREW as an Add-On to drinks! You will have the option of adding 1 or 2 shots of cold brew to any of your bubble tea. 

We are very intentional on what we decide to offer as every new item may affect various facets of how we operate. Our specialty is BUBBLE TEA. We are and will always focus on offering awesome bubble tea for you! As cool as it would be to offer iced/hot coffee, it just isn't what we do best. We do bubble tea best and that's our biggest commitment to you.

Coffee Shake w/2 shots of Cold Brew. Coffee Jelly.

Coffee Shake w/2 shots of Cold Brew. Coffee Jelly.

Coffee Milk Tea w/2 shots of Cold Brew

Coffee Milk Tea w/2 shots of Cold Brew

Flavor Combos: Week #1

We heard you last week! Thank you for participating in our poll on Instagram when we asked what you wanted to see more of on the blog. So many of you asked about different "flavor combo ideas", "crazy concoctions", or "cool/unexpected new drinks"! 

We have a LOT of flavors. So, here's what we're going to do. Each week, we are going to highlight 1 Flavor. We will give you the most popular combinations with that flavor, the unusual/unexpected flavor combinations and perhaps some of our faves as well! 

Kicking off the 1st week ever is STRAWBERRY.

    MORE FLAVOR COMBINATIONS:

    • Strawberry Coconut
    • Strawberry Kiwi Banana
    • Orange Strawberry Banana
    • Strawberry Pineapple
    • Strawberry Passionfruit
    • Strawberry Peach
    • Strawberry Lemon
    • Strawberry Kiwi
    • Strawberry Chocolate
    • Strawberry Green Tea
    • Strawberry Milk Tea

    FUN, INTERESTING, OR FUNKY FLAVOR COMBOS:

    • Donkey (Specialty Drink featuring Strawberry and Blue Curacao)
    • Strawberry Orange Guava
    • Strawberry Passionfruit Guava
    • Strawberry Avocado
    • Banana Split (Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana w/chocolate swirls)
    • Taro Strawberry Banana
    • Taro Strawberry Oreo
    • Strawberry Lychee
    • Strawberry Blueberry
    • Strawberry Watermelon
    • Strawberry Mango Lemon
    • Strawberry Chocolate with Ice Cream Blended (reminds us of Neapolitan ice cream!)

    Can Bubble Tea Be Healthy?!

    We know how delicious bubble tea can be! (We may be completely biased on this!) We also know that bubble tea is not exactly the healthiest drink either. With so many becoming more aware of what we put in our bodies, we'd like to do our part in helping! There are many options that may make bubble tea a littler healthier for you. Here are 3 simple ways to enjoy a healthier bubble tea:

    Soy, Almond, and Coconut Milk

    Soy, Almond, and Coconut Milk

    1. Modify your sweetness level or cut it out.
      At Pochi, we are able to adjust your sweetness level to 1/4 sugar, 1/2 sugar, 3/4 sugar, regular sugar or no sugar added. In fact, we can also do extra sugar, if you're not watching your sugar intake. To stay on our topic of healthier options, we can also substitute sugar with honey or Splenda.

    2. Choose dairy or an alternative.
      We use a non-dairy creamer for our Creamy Shakes and Milk Teas. However, you may substitute that for whole milk, almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk! The almond, soy, and coconut milks are also a great option if you have a dairy allergy.

    3. Choose less or no toppings.
      Part of the experience and joys of bubble tea are the Tapioca Pearls (Boba) that go on the bottom of the drink. If you've been to Pochi, you also know we have a LOT more options than just the Tapioca Pearls. Although our jellies are Gluten Free, they do contain added sugar. Tapioca Pearls also contain quite a bit of carbohydrates. We suggest opting for less than the usual amount if you're watching what you're drinking a little more closely. We can do no toppings, 1/4 amount of the topping, 1/2 amount or the full amount. The option is all yours!

    These 3 modifications to your bubble tea may not just apply to drinks at Pochi. If you visit another bubble tea shop, ask if they could make any of these modifications for you as well.

    Our Recommendations for Healthier Bubble Tea at Pochi:

    1. Fresh Watermelon Slush (Summer Only) - We use fresh watermelon each Summer. It's one of our Summertime Fave's! We use only 3 ingredients! Watermelon, ice and sugar syrup. Make this even healthier by cutting out the sugar or reducing it! Super refreshing drink!

    2. Honey Green Iced Tea, No Sugar Added - A nice, cold iced tea lightly sweetened with honey. If it's not sweet enough for you, ask for a little extra honey.

    3. Strawberry Banana, No Sugar Added, No Non-dairy Creamer - We add in actual strawberry and banana fruit to this drink! Cut out the non-dairy creamer and sugar to make this drink a little healthier. (Still contains Strawberry Puree Syrup, most of the flavoring comes from this)

    4. Black Milk Tea, Sweetened w/Honey, Sub Almond Milk - Our original milk tea is a main staple here at Pochi. For a lighter twist on this classic drink, substitute the sugar for honey (or Splenda) and instead of our non-dairy creamer, ask for Almond Milk!

    5. Fresh Avocado Shake, Sweetened w/Honey, Sub Coconut Milk - We use FRESH avocados year round! The non-dairy creamer definitely makes this drink really creamy but if you can do without the creaminess, ask for Coconut Milk or Almond Milk!

    Regular Avocado Shake with Boba

    Regular Avocado Shake with Boba

    FAQ: What is Taro?

    One of our most popular bubble teas is Taro. Anything with Taro is very popular, in fact, but what is it exactly?

    Photo from InSearchOfYummyness.com

    Photo from InSearchOfYummyness.com

    Taro root is from the tropical, taro plant (Colocasia esculenta). It is believed to be native to Southern India and Southeast Asia, however it is widely cultivated in other parts of the world as well. It has been a staple in many different cultures for thousands of years as it is also believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.

    Taro Root and its plant leaves are toxic when raw. Once cooked, they are safe to consume and has a similar consistency/texture to potatoes. The flavors of taro are described to be very earthy and nutty. Taro also has some light purple coloring in its flesh, which is why most Taro Bubble Tea drinks are purple in color. There are so many ways to prepare and use Taro though. It is great in desserts or cooked similar to a potato.

    POPULAR TARO BUBBLE TEA COMBINATIONS:

    Taro Milk Tea

    Taro Milk Tea

    1. Taro-Oreo
    2. Taro
    3. Taro Strawberry
    4. Taro Banana
    5. Taro Coconut
    6. Pochi’s “Fruity Pebbles” Drink
    7. Taro Red Bean
    Taro Oreo Shake

    Taro Oreo Shake

    Pochi's 5 Summertime Bubble Tea Faves

    Take advantage of the rest of Summer with a few of our favorite Summer drinks! 

                     F R E S H   W A T E R M E L O N

                     F R E S H   W A T E R M E L O N

    2. Tropical Cooler – This is your fruit milk tea with a twist! Pick one or two fruit flavors. Decide if you would like any tea. Totally optional, but we do have green tea, black tea and oolong tea! We will make your Tropical Cooler with your chosen flavors/tea and top it off with Silk Coconut Milk. Don’t forget to shake this drink up when you get it! Such a light and tropical drink!

    3. Blue Hawaiian – While we’re on the topic of tropical, this one is a classic! Pineapple and coconut combined with Blue Curacao syrup! Great with any of our popping bobas or flavored jellies!

    4. Fruity Pebbles – Taro, Orange and ice cream come together to give you a reminder of childhood favorite! Topped off with actual Fruity Pebbles too.

    1. Watermelon Icy Slush – We only carry fresh watermelon in the Summer! This is our go-to summer drink, especially on a hot day! It is thirst-quenching and oh-so refreshing! Pair it with Aloe Jelly or one of our popping bobas. Once Summer is over, we’ll have to say our goodbyes to fresh watermelon and hello to watermelon syrup.

     

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                T R O P I C A L     C O O L E R

                     B L U E    H A W A I I A N

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    5. Avocado Shake – Yes, that’s right! Last but definitely not least, our.... A V O C A D O ! We use FRESH avocado which can scare some people! We promise, it doesn’t taste like you’re drinking a vegetable. It’s actually incredibly smooth and creamy in texture.

    PS. These are just a few of our faves! Did you know you can blend ice cream to any of drinks! It makes any drink super creamy and decadent!

     

    (You heard it here first! Stay tuned and watch out for some exciting news and events in the next coming weeks! Can't wait to share with you all!)

    Making Memories + Instagram Winners

    We love seeing all the moments shared with friends and family on Instagram!! 

    If you are in the photos above, you are our Instagram Winners!! Woo hoo! DM us on Instagram!

    Some of our favorite memories have been catching up with an old friend over bubble tea. Most of the time, it's just goofing around with our crew. Like nights where the whole crew starts singing!

    What's your favorite memory at Pochi?

    Keep tagging us to share your moments with us <3

     

     

    What is Bubble Tea?

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    Did you know Bubble Tea received its name from the bubbles that formed on top after the tea has been shaken to mix all the ingredients together?

    Bubble Tea originated in Taiwan and consists mainly of milk teas. Here at Pochi, we actually expanded our definition of Bubble Tea! It's not just milk teas!

    BUBBLE TEA, to us, is ANY drink with ANY topping(s) of your choosing. 

    We have 4 different TYPES. Many of you ask us what the differences are. 

    Hope this clarifies it a bit! We have Milk Teas, Iced Teas, Icy Slushes and Creamy Shakes.

    Iced Teas are, simply put, your flavored Iced Teas. Peach Green Tea or Passionfruit Green Tea are two of our most popular teas!

    Milk Teas are teas or flavored drinks with a non-dairy creamer base. The non-dairy creamer gives it its "milky" consistency. Not all milk teas have actual tea in it although you can always request that it does! Some do contain actual milk. However, like any drink on the menu, we have dairy-free alternatives as well. Our Original Milk Tea (Black Milk Tea) is the most popular of Milk Teas!

    We refer to Smoothies as Icy Slushes. Think ICY and SLUSH, even SNOW. Icy Slushes are frozen blended drinks and are typically fruit flavored! Strawberry Mango Icy Slush or Mango Pineapple Icy Slush are among the many combinations of slushes!

    Creamy Shakes to little surprise is creamy in texture and consistency. They are similar to milkshakes. We do not say they are milkshakes, because we do not always make them with milk.  Like our Milk Teas, they are non-dairy creamer based but some drinks do contain actual milk. Unlike the Milk Teas, Creamy Shakes are blended. Examples of Creamy Shakes are Taro, Tareo (Taro and Oreo), Matcha and Honeydew. 

    Most of our drinks are non-dairy as we use a non-dairy creamer. However, we understand that some are sensitive to ingredients in the non-dairy creamer as well. Any drink may be made with Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or just Water as dairy substitutes. Alternative dairy options do affect the consistency of the drinks. Often times they have a lighter consistency and texture than the non-dairy creamer. Something to keep in mind when ordering.

    We also have LOTS of options for TOPPINGS. Toppings go on the bottom of bubble tea drinks. Tapioca Pearls or Boba are what most people typically think of when they think bubble tea. We have 23 options for Toppings!! 

    We are redefining what Bubble Tea is and what it means to us so we can better serve our customers. Bubble Tea is any drink with any topping of your choosing. But, it is also more than that. It is the joy you feel from catching up with a friend or family member over some delicious bubble tea made your way. 

    What's your favorite combination?