Whats Boba

What’s Boba?

In case you haven’t heard, there is a big drink craze going on right now! It is called Boba (Tapioca) Tea, also known as Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea has been very popular in the Asian communities for many years already. For the first-timers, ordering a Bubble Tea can be an event. The tea is likely to be in pastel colors of pink, green or yellow. The unique ingredient of Bubble Tea is the tapioca pearl. About the size of pearls or small marbles, they have the consistency like gummy candy (soft and chewy). Being heavier than the drink they tend to always stay near the bottom of the glass.

These drinks are usually served in a large see-through plastic container with a JUMBO straw to sip these giant tapioca pearls. Just sucking on the translucent straw creates a show, with pearls floating up in succession and giving you a dessert and beverage in one sensation! It’s quite an interesting experience that you will love once you try!

Bubble Teas are great for diets because they are low in calories and filling, like a small meal. Jasmine Green Tea also helps dissolve fat calories! They are also very healthy, which are made from natural ingredients. So come and try our delicious Bubble (boba) drinks today and see what the buzz is all about!

Boba History

IMG_1046The Bubble Tea craze has been huge in Taiwan, and later spread popularly among other parts of Southeast Asia for the last 15 years. In fact, Bubble Tea has taken Taiwan by storm over the past decade, where the drink originally started as a childhood treat in Taiwan in the late 1980’s at small tea stands in front of the schoolhouses. Teenagers and elementary school children looked forward to enjoying their after school boba teas, and later the craze spread towards all age groups.

Tapioca pearls are made from tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is made from tapioca or cassava plant, sometimes called monioca or yuca in some parts of the world. The cassava plant is native to South America and was introduced into Asia sometime during the 19th century, Someone came up with the idea of adding tapioca pearls as a bit of novelty and the idea spread. This created a new fad of adding tapioca pearls into the children’s favorite tea drinks, a new idea and sensation was created!