If you haven't heard about bubble tea, you are not alone. Bubble tea, however is not only one of the biggest rages in Asia, but has also begun to invade big cities here in the United States. It first arrived in America about 20 years ago, but it has become more and more popular over the past several years.

Yiqing Zhang is hoping that the fad will catch on here on the SouthCoast. She has decided to rent out the former Subway location in Fairhaven. The tea house, named Qing's Mo Cha, will shortly become Fun 107's next door neighbor.

As the name indicates, bubble tea has "bubbles" that are filled with a variety of different things, but most commonly tapioca or blended fruit. Picture small rubber balls that you'd have the urge to pop in between your middle finger and thumb, and you are on the right track.

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Bubble tea is served with an incredibly wide straw, wide enough for the "pearls" to get sucked up with the tea. We don't recommend you swallow the bubbles whole, you'll need to chew them, and that is what sets bubble tea apart from other beverages: they are chewable drinks.

Yiging Zhang, or "Candy" as she likes to be called, says that she is hoping to open her doors sometime in the middle of June.

She says she plans on selling teas that have bubbles (or boba) filled with things like jelly, brown sugar, pudding, yogurt, strawberries, mangos and more.

Until recently, Zhang was one of the owners of 168 Sushi in Sconticut Plaza. She left the restaurant after four years for the chance to open the bubble tea house.

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