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What is bubble tea?

Bubble tea is a tea-based drink. Originating in Taichung, Taiwan in the early 1980s, it includes chewy tapioca balls or a wide range of other toppings. Ice-blended versions are frozen and put into a blender, resulting in a slushy consistency. There are many varieties of the drink with a wide range of flavors.

Also known as: Boba; Pearl milk tea; Boba milk tea; Boba tea; Boba nai cha; Tapioca tea

Common ingredients: Tapioca, milk, creamer, brewed tea, sugar, flavorings

It can be served hot or cold