A BUBBLE tea and coffee shop will open very soon in Worcester - and bosses are marking the occasion by giving away 100 free cups of tea.

CUPP is opening a new store at 58 High Street, Worcester on Friday, December 9 at 2pm.

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Described as 'one of the fastest growing UK Bubble Tea brands in the UK', CUPP is said to offer 'premium bubble teas'.

To celebrate the opening of their new store, CUPP is offering a free Bubble Tea to the first 100 customers and 50 per cent off all Bubble Teas thereafter.

Founder, Lee Peacock said: “We’ve seen an incredible response to the opening of our new stores across the country, with customers queuing around the block for a taste of our Bubble Teas.”

"We can’t wait to open in Worcester. It’s a beautiful city and we’re excited to bring our bubble teas to the community just in time for Christmas.”

CUPP began franchising the brand in 2020 and has had rapid growth across the UK. CUPP was launched in Bristol in 2012 and celebrated their 10th birthday this year.

Originally bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, boba tea, boba milk tea and bubble milk tea and in Chinese it is 珍珠奶茶) was a term given to drinks that consisted of tea, milk and chewy tapioca pearls which are shaken together to form a bubbly foam on top of the drink.

Bubble tea is given to a wide variety of fruity and milk-infused teas that are produced in this way.

The origins of Bubble Tea come from Taiwan in the 1980s and have become increasingly popular across the world.

The ‘drink that you chew’ has become a phenomenon in the UK. Drinking through an oversized straw to slurp up your tea and chew tapioca or pop the popping bubbles is a sensation and an experience that everyone should try.