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Adventures in Tea: Bubble Tea

On my most recent adventure in tea I visited St. Louis Bubble Tea to investigate what the small, black pearls are all about.

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Bubble Tea was invented in Taiwan during the 1980s. What makes the milk teas or fruit-flavored iced teas unique are the tapioca beads, or boba, that are added to the drink. The boba sinks to the bottom, causing air bubbles to rise to the surface.

I was advised to try milk tea with boba by a friend, but it was a warm summer day so I jumped ship at the last moment, going with green apple green tea instead. The extra-large straw allows you to get a few bobas with each slurp.

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And here I am just moments before choking to death on the things. Just kidding! I successfully drank it without causing permanent damage. And it was actually pretty tasty. There were so many combinations to pick from that Iā€™m excited to go back soon and see what surprise I can concoct next.

Click here to check out a few boba and bubble tea recipes. And click here to read another one of my adventures in tea.

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.ā€
ā€• William Ewart Gladstone

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3 comments on “Adventures in Tea: Bubble Tea

  1. Annie's Tea Treat
    August 9, 2013

    In Taiwan, we also drink the milk tea mixed with boba (bigger bubble)and pearl(smaller bubble). This way will give different feeling about mild tea.

    • Ashlee
      August 9, 2013

      Thanks for the tidbit! I will have to take a look at your blog soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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