Ever Wonder What Exactly is Bubble Tea? Everything You Need to Know
There is something magical about Bubble Tea. We can’t just get enough of it. We need it more and more.
It’s like Nicotine, Heroin, Morphine…….Bubble Tea is all I need.
A Date or a Day outing with friends becomes insipid without Bubble Tea. A cup of bubble tea is enough to fill you with energy, cheer you up and brighten your mood. Ahhhhhh!!!!!! I love how refreshing and mind-cooling the drink is!!! It cools your system down and makes you all bubbly.
Be Bubbly with Bubble Tea 🙂
Its amazing taste and wide choice of flavor is one of the reasons why this drink is gaining popularity in Kathmandu.
I love to slurp and chew the bubble, what about you?
Let’s learn something new and something amazing about all of our favorite drink-Bubble Tea.
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What is Bubble Tea and From Where the Culture of Bubble Tea Began?
Bubble Tea also called Boba Tea or Boba is a refreshing sweet drink made by blending tea with milk, and fruit juices and then adding signature Bubbles i.e. tapioca pearls in it. Shake it to blend the flavors properly.
Bubble Tea is believed to be originated in Taiwan. This amazing drink today we call Boba Tea is a gift from Taiwan to every one of us. If you ever visit Taiwan or Hongkong, you will be super amazed to see buba tea shops on every corner of the street. How tea is more Nepalese, Boba Tea is the same for Taiwanese. Now, it is widely popular throughout the world including in Nepal.
Taiwanese Tea stands became very popular in the 1980s. It has been the best place to hang out among high schoolers. People of all age groups especially children had become fund of this drink helping tea shops to grow their market. Soon other tea stalls hear about unique tasting tea and start working on making better-tasting tea. This is why today there is a wide choice of flavors in Boba tea.
In 1983 Liu Han-Chieh introduced Taiwan to tapioca pearls. It was added with tea. Now we know this tea as Bubo Tea.
What Are Bubbles in Bubble Tea?
Tapioca Pearls also called Bubbles are ingredients found in buba tea: Black in color and sometimes can be transparent made up of tapioca starch, sometimes cassava root, brown sugar, and caramel that sits at the button of the bobatea cup.
Bubble tea is served in transparent cups with a straw dipped in it. When you take a sip from your drink-the tapioca balls come shooting up it through the straw.
Enjoy chewing the bubbles and sallow them. It’s called bubble tea both because of the tapioca balls, and the floating “bubbles” created by the vigorous shaking involved in its blending.
What is it Like to Chew Bubble?
Tapioca Pearls that reside at the button of the boba tea cup have a chewy consistency. Chewing it feels like chewing gum or eating jelly.
Just go and try to know how it feels. I know you will love it.
What Does Bubble Tea Taste Like?
Bubble Tea tastes like bubble tea. The taste of it comes with the ingredients it is made up of and the flavors used.
Generally, it is cool, refreshing, and sweet.
Flavors of Bubble Tea
Some of the popular favors of Boba tea you must try:
- Strawberry Milk Tea
- Thai Milk Teas
- Coffee Milk Tea
- Jasmine Milk Tea
- Almond Milk Tea
- Matcha Milk Tea
- Mango Boba Tea
- Taro Milk Boba Tea
- Blueberry Boba Tea
- Honeydew Boba Tea
Why is Bubble Tea So Popular?
Boba Tea is very popular among teenagers. Its sweet, cooling and refreshing taste along with the chewy texture and bounciness of tapioca feels amazing in the mouth.
Boba Tea was introduced recently in Kathmandu, but its popularity is head over heels. People enjoy eating boba tea and taking pictures with it. One of the main reasons for its popularity is its taste and eye-soothing color. And the other reason is how great it looks holding it in hand and taking snaps or photos to post in our story.
So Why the Name Bubble Tea?
It is called bubble tea both because of the tapioca balls, and the floating “bubbles” created by the vigorous shaking involved in its blending.
Is Bubble Tea Healthy?
Research and study show that Boba Tea is not as beneficial as its tastes. Boba itself provides very few health benefits. Despite it being rich in calories and carbohydrates helping to boost your energy, its high sugar level invites long-term diseases like diabetes and obesity.
More concerning, some say, ” The Tapioca Pearls contain Cancer-Causing Substances”.
This issue has been debated, though: the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration refuted the claims and questioned the authenticity of the study.
Is Boba Tea Expensive?
Boba Tea is quite expensive for the average Nepali. A cup of Boba tea cost around Rs 250 depending on the flavor and the place you are having.
Do you like Boba Tea? or Not?
Which is your favorite Boba Tea Flavor? Mine is HonewDew.
If you have not tried Boba Tea yet, make sure you have it when you visit Bhaktapur or Basantapur, or Patan. It is found in most of the places of Kathmandu now.
Have a good time having Boba Tea. Enjoy with your friends, family, and your Dear ones.
Thank You!! for reading the article till the end.
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