What is Bubble Tea ?

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Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea is the name given to a wide variety of refreshing flavoured fruit teas and milk teas served ice cold or piping hot with chewy tapioca balls that you suck up with a straw.

Bubble milk tea is also known as ‘pearl milk tea’ , ‘ boba milk tea’ etc..

Honeydew flavoured bubble tea is one of the most famous bubble tea in the world. Bubble teas are generally offered in 3 distinct ways-  a fruit flavoured cream drink, a sweetened fruit dink or a fruit flavoured tea.

The fun of bubble tea comes from the small chewy tapioca balls also known as ‘pearls’.

Tapioca Pearls



Bubble tea was originally created as a tea based drink that was invented in 1980’s in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan.

The first noted  “bubble tea” consisted of cold tea and a sweetened tapioca pudding  known as ‘fen yuan’ . The inventor was trying something new with her drinks and desserts and everyone felled in love with the taste of it.


Bubble tea comes in a variety of different flavours, the most popular being the fruity and creamy ones. Some widely available fruity and creamy tea includes  strawberry, watermelon, banana, lemon , mango .


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