ONE ZO bubble tea chain opens first UK shop

Taiwan-based bubble tea brand, ONE ZO, which has close to 100 stores worldwide, has opened its first UK store in Notting Hill Gate, London, and has plans to expand across the country as its business grows.

Since opening in October 2021, ONE ZO is currently in the process of expanding its new Notting Hill shop from takeaway only to include a first-floor dining area with minimalist pastel décor, light wood furnishings, a neon sign, mirrors, and plenty of plants to ensure it is “Instagram worthy” from every angle.

According to the company, ONE ZO is the only bubble tea brand to handmake its own boba – sweet, chewy ‘pearls’ made using tapioca starch, water, and sugar, which give bubble-tea its name – in-store where the customers can watch the kitchen team at work. The boba come in 50 varieties and flavours, and all the products are organic, vegetarian and preservative free, with vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options also available.

ONE ZO’s Valentine’s Day specials – Sparkling Strawberry and Rose (with rose boba) and Strawberry Cheese-Shake – will be available throughout all of February.

Its standard menu includes a range of milk or cream-based teas including matcha, oolong and jasmine, as well as fruit teas in a variety of flavours, into any of which the boba can be added and the option is given to be served hot or cold, and the choice of how much sugar and ice (if cold). The menu also includes milkshakes and, increasingly popular and on-trend, bubble waffles which are served with ice cream, toppings and tapioca.

For ONE ZO’s full menu, click here.

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