Have you ever wonder what can tea have in common with a bubble? The cool bubble’ thing’ that I mean is a tapioca pearl that added to tea make Bubble Tea drink (also named Boba Tea). Tapioca pearls are produced from the root of a plant named cassava (also called yuca or manioc). Those black balls floating near the bottom of a cup make the drink so special.
The beverage originated in Taiwan in 1980 matcha bubble tea as an experiment: the clever guy – Liu Han Chie came up with the idea combining milk tea with fruits, syrup, chewy yams and tapioca pearls. After showing those ‘snowballs’ on Japanese TV, the boba tea has been gaining popularity among the whole teataster’s world. Why? The answer is a special taste and the look. So get ready for the boba test!
Bubble tea is commonly available in two categories: fruit-flavored tea and milk one. There are also hybrids e.g. fruit milk teas.
A standard features of the bubble drink are: liquid, flavor, sweetener, creamer and the texture.
When you see the Bubble Tea for the first time black balls are floating near the bottom of the cup. That unique texture of the drink is created by famous tapioca pearls. You can find them online in two forms: semi-cooked and raw. Instead of tapioca pearls you may also use a jelly de coco, konjac, grass jelly or beans (Azuki bean, mung been (green been)).
Bubble tea is sweet beverage. If you like it to be even more tasty, you can add white or brown sugar or honey.
To make Boba drink you just need a tea ( black or green) or water, some fruits, milk and the bubble pearls of course. There are various types of the bubble tea, depending on the tea house. So that you can find recipes which recommend serving the beverage with fruits and fruit syrup or ice. This tea can be prepared in many different ways. There is a possibility to create a unique recipe. Do the favorite Bubble drink yourself – just follow your own sense and taste of preferred ingredients and… go with the punch!
Beside spiritual feast the Bubble Tea offers something for our body. A tapioca ball contains some vitamins (thiamin B6) and minerals ( calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium); ingredients that help you to keep a good health condition.