|Originating from Taiwan 15 years ago, Bubble
tea/Boba/Tapioca Pearl drink is a delightful refreshment
consisting of tea, optional fruit flavors, and dark
tapioca balls. Bubble tea is known by many names such as
pearl tea drink, boba ice tea, boba nai cha, zhen zhou
nai cha, pearl milk tea, pearl ice tea, black pearl tea,
pearl shake, BBT, PT, and QQ.|
One unique ingredient of bubble tea or boba are the tapioca
pearls. About the size of pearls or small marbles, they have a
consistency like gummy candy. Special jumbo sized straws about
1 centimeter in diameter are used to sip these jumbo pearls
along with the iced or warm tea or fruit drink.
You can enjoy Tapioca/Bubble tea drinks at many stores in Asian
shopping areas in North America. For those who would like to
create and enjoy them at home, the necessary ingredients are
available through Ten TeaSM.