What Are the Bubbles?
An incredibly unique-looking beverage, Bubble tea is a Taiwanese recipe made by blending a tea base with milk, fruit and fruit juices, then adding the signature “bubbles” - yummy tapioca pearls that sit at the bottom.
These delicious fruit or tea infusions can be served either piping hot or iced cold, making a tasty and ever-so-quirky drink and snack. Bubble tea is served in see-through cups with a fat straw so that - as you sip - the tapioca balls (also known as “pearls” or “boba”) come shooting up and can be chewed as you swallow down the delicious liquid. It’s called bubble tea both because of the tapioca balls, and the floating “bubbles” created by the vigorous shaking involved in its blending.
Its quirky look is part of what’s made it an Instagram sensation, with influencers the world over posing with their bubble tea.