how to start a bubble tea business

how to start a bubble tea business

How to Start a Bubble Tea Business

Bubble Tea is a popular and delicious drink that is full of unique flavors and unique textures. Starting a bubble tea business can be a great way to make some money and have fun exploring the different types of bubble tea available. Here is a guide for starting your own bubble tea business:

Step One: Get the Equipment

The most important part of any bubble tea business is the equipment. You will need a blender or commercial stationary blender, tapioca pearls, a shaker machine, bubble tea straws, a large pot or kettle, filters, measuring cups and spoons and a range of bubble tea flavors.

Step Two: Research the Market

Before starting your business, it is important to do some research into the competition and learn about the bubble tea market. What types of bubble teas do competitor businesses offer? How much do they charge? What promotions or specials do they offer? Answering these questions can help you find out what differentiates your business and helps you create your own unique offer.

Step Three: Get Business Licenses and Permits

You will need to get a business license and any other required permits in order to be able to legally sell bubble tea in your area. Research what licenses and permits are necessary and contact your local government to apply and obtain the necessary paperwork.

Step Four: Select Your Recipes and Ingredients

Once you have the right equipment and all of the necessary paperwork, it’s time to select your recipes and the ingredients to make your bubble teas. Select a range of flavors and different toppings to create unique bubble teas that stand out from the competition.

Step Five: Set Up Your Storefront

The next step is to set up your storefront. This includes choosing a location, designing and setting up the interior of the store as well as displaying your bubble teas in an attractive manner. This can be done both online and in a physical store.

Step Six: Promote Your Brand

Finally, it is important to promote your business in order to get customers. Create promotional material such as flyers, business cards, postcards and social media posts. You can also run promotions and discounts to attract customers.


Starting a bubble tea business can be a fun and rewarding experience if you do your research, get the right equipment, obtain the necessary paperwork and market your business properly. Once you have everything in place, you’ll be able to start selling delicious bubble teas and enjoying the rewards of a successful bubble tea business.


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