Wu Cheng-Hsueh’s chain of 85°C Bakery Cafés was founded in Taichung and now has 800 stores in Taiwan, China, Australia, Hong Kong, and the U.S.The stores are a fusion of modern coffee house and pastry shop and serve desserts, cakes and breads, coffee, and, tea beverages, including the increasingly popular bubble tea. Bubble tea was created in Taiwan and Cheng-Hsueh once owned a bubble tea store.
The drink is part beverage, part ‘dessert’, thick with milk, sugar and large tapioca or fruity ‘bubbles’; consumers need to not just sip but bite and chew too. All around the world, the trend for bubble tea is growing, so it’s not surprising that Wu Cheng-Hsueh’s stores are seeing the same interest amongst city professionals, office employees, and the younger generation. Other teas served include Jasmine green tea, milk tea, caramel milk tea, green milk tea, coffee milk tea, and chai Latte.
Learn more: www.85cafe.com