My name's Miss Morag, and I'm a bubble tea-aholic.
If the idea of drinking a big cup of purple-ish, or green milk containing little balls that resemble frogs' eggs isn't immediately appealing, I'm here to convince you otherwise.
I was dubious myself at first, but now I can't get enough of them. Bubble, or pearl teas originated in Taiwan in the 1980s. Why, oh why has it taken so long to finally become popular elsewhere?
It's basically a big cold refreshing cup of super-sweet, milky tea, with the option of various add-ins, the most popular of which is tapioca pearls (large or small).
There's endless combinations for flavours and add-ins, but perhaps start with just plain old 'pearl milk tea' with tapioca pearls, and go from there. If milk's not your thing there's dozens of fruity green or black tea options too. My favourite bubble tea dealer in Brisbane is Tea Etc - there's a shop at Sunnybank in Market Square (corner of Mains Rd and McCullough St) and a tiny stall in the Queen Street Mall.
But don't say you haven't been warned. Sometimes I manage to get through an entire day, having resisted the sweet satisfaction of sucking those sweet plump tapioca balls through the fat straw, only to climb out of bed, jump in the car and head out to Sunnybank in my slippers.