Bubble Tea is now officially a global trend in the beverage market. It exploded into international consciousness between 2000 and 2004.
What is Bubble Tea?
Bubble Tea also known as boba tea has a tea base mixed with either milk or fruit. Toppings known as "pearls" such as tapioca balls, popping boba, fruit jelly are often added. There are many varieties of the drink with a wide range of flavors.
Where did Bubble Tea come from?
Bubble Tea was originally created in the 1980s in teashops across Taiwan.
What are the health benefits?
Black Tea or green tea itself offers numerous health benefits because it is rich in antioxydants. At the same time it is important to notice that tea often has sugar and sweetened condensed milk which can increase the number of calories.
How did Bubble Tea become so popular?
Bubble Tea shops started a trend by creating aesthetic drinks that encourage customers to post it on social media, which went viral and gained lots of attention. The way the drinks look and tastes have become a social phenomenon that everyone wants to be part of. Finally, it is just fun to drink, the oversized straws make it fun to try and target tapioca pearls while consuming the beverage.
Written by Alexandra Laudon and Namoearii Famibelle