Welcome to Yucoo! Today I’ll be discussing 6 things you didn’t know about bubble tea. Bubble tea is a type of iced tea that originated in Taiwan and has become popular all over the world. It’s usually made with black or green tea, milk, and tapioca pearls, but there are endless variations. Keep reading to learn more about this delicious drink!
Bubble Tea was Invented in Taiwan in the 1980s
It’s amazing how fulfilling one little drink can be. Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, and ever since it has been taking over the world by storm. Who would’ve thought a concoction of tea, ice, milk, and chewy tapioca pearls would be so delicious? Today bubble tea is found everywhere from Chinatowns to hipster cafes; it’s starting to give caffeine-heavy coffee a run for its money. Some say the invention of this creative beverage launched our society into a new era: the Age of Bubble Tea!
It Is Also Known as Boba Tea, Pearl Milk Tea, or Tapioca tea
Bubble tea, oh bubble tea. From its tapioca pearl-studded surface to its creamy milkiness, it’s no surprise that bubble tea has become a major trend around the world. Even if you haven’t tasted it yourself, chances are you have heard of this delicious beverage under one of its many aliases: pearl milk tea, boba tea and tapioca tea are just a few.
With so many names though, sometimes it can be hard to keep them all straight — other times it can just be difficult to pick which flavor to try next! Whichever name you know it by and whichever flavor you choose though, one things for sure: bubble tea is a treat that should not be missed.
Bubble Tea Can be Made With Green or Black Tea, Milk, and Chewy Tapioca Balls
Bubble tea has taken the world by storm! Not only is it visually appealing with its bright colors, but it also provides a unique and satisfying drinking experience. Most bubble teas consist of brewed green or black tea mixed with milk and topped off with chewy tapioca balls.
The contrast between the soft, chewy balls and the flavorful beverage create an eye-opening experience for drinkers that is sure to delight any palate. It’s no surprise that bubble tea has become so popular–it’s almost too good to be true!
The Tapioca Balls Are Usually Made from Cassava Root
Tapioca balls are such versatile little snacks! Whether you enjoy them in a bubble tea, stirring in a soup or even as a side dish, these beloved morsels bring a delightful texture to any meal. Who would have thought that the secret behind these spherical delights is actually the cassava root?
Known for their starchy characteristics, these roots become wonderfully soft once cooked; making it the perfect base for creating tapioca balls. So next time you’re about to plop those little guys into your drink, know that you’re indulging in something made of pure roots!
Bubble Tea Is Often Served Cold But Can Also be Served Hot
Bubble tea is a beverage that never fails to make me happy. Fans of bubble tea around the globe can all agree on one thing – it’s absolutely delicious when served cold! But things get really interesting when some people opt for a hot cup instead. Suddenly ice cubes and chewy tapioca beads couldn’t seem more crazy, yet there are plenty of people who appreciate the drink’s unique twist and enjoy it steaming hot. I still don’t understand how that even works, but hey… To each their own!
You Can Find Bubble Tea All Over the World, Including in China, Japan, Korea, and the United States
Bubble tea has come a long way since it was first created over 30 years ago! Not only can you find bubble tea in its birthplace of Taiwan, but now it’s impossible to avoid the bubbly beverage no matter where you travel to. From China, to Japan and South Korea, all the way over to the United States, bubble tea seems to have invaded every corner of the world… no wonder More than half of American Gen Z’ers (ages 18-23) consider themselves frequent drinkers of bubble teas! So for all the bubble tea fanatics out there – grab your straws and get ready for a fun adventure around the globe!