BUBBLE tea is hot property at the moment and we have our own creator right here in Stroud.

Sweet Peach is one of the latest businesses to open at the Five Valleys shopping centre in the heart of Stroud.

People are really taking to the zingy flavours of her bubble tea.

But what exactly is a bubble tea and how is it going down in Stroud?

We spoke to Zia Nixon about the business.

What is your full name? Zia Nixon

What is the name and address of your business?

The Sweet Peach, Five Valleys Centre

Are you the owner of the business?

I am, Yes

What do you sell/ service provide?

Not everyone is aware of what they are, however I make bubble tea!

They are a sweet iced tea with ‘pearls’ of tapioca, which are similar to fruit juice balls.

What is the best selling item?

The past few weeks the Mango has been popular by my regulars!

Closely followed by Strawberry.

In total we have around 30 different flavours, there’s always something for everyone. We love hearing new flavour ideas from customers.

What is the weirdest thing you have been asked for?

Sometimes customers order so many toppings there’s no room left in the cup for the tea!

What is Stroud like as a place to operate in?

Everyone is so friendly and I love how chatty everyone is in Stroud.

They aren’t afraid to pop over and find out first hand what bubble tea is all about. Such a welcoming community.

Anything else you would like to add?

We’ve been open for just over 2 months now and at times it still doesn’t feel real!

I’m excited to continue to grow and expand my offering and continue to introduce new customers to bubble tea.

Thank you to everyone who has already stopped by and supported my new venture.