An expanse of picture windows front Bethnal Green Rd and radiate the inner glow of happy punters immersed in their craft. A masculine interior of wood, steel and concrete is a buzz with deep tones of conversation and laughter. This is a modern man’s knitting club, a gathering of enthusiasts all striving to perfect their art. Except it is not knitting needles they have in their hands but beer, craft beer.
Sucking up chewy tapioca balls through a fat straw might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I particularly love this quirky Taiwanese beverage. Bubble tea or pearl milk tea as it is known has only quite recently made its way to London. It is particularly popular in Australia where I used to suck n chew regularly!