what is Bubble Tea?

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea or pearl milk tea, is a popular Taiwanese beverage that originated in the 1980s. It typically consists of a base tea (such as black, green, or oolong tea) mixed with milk or fruit flavors, sweetened with sugar or syrup, and served over ice. What sets bubble tea apart are the tapioca pearls, or "boba," which are chewy, gelatinous balls made from tapioca starch.

The name "bubble tea" comes from the frothy bubbles that form on the surface of the drink when it is shaken or blended. The tapioca pearls, which are usually black or translucent, are added to the bottom of the cup and consumed along with the tea through a wide straw.

Bubble tea has evolved over the years, and there are now countless variations and flavors available, including fruit-infused teas, milk teas, and blended drinks. Toppings such as fruit jelly, popping boba (fruit juice-filled balls), and grass jelly are often added to enhance the texture and flavor of the drink.

Bubble tea has gained popularity worldwide and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is often sold in specialty tea shops, cafes, and Asian restaurants, and has become a beloved beverage in many countries.