Bubble tea originated from Taiwan in early 1980's, Bubble tea is also known as boba drink, pearl tea drink, boba ice tea, boba, boba nai cha, zhen zhou nai cha, pearl milk tea, pearl ice tea, black pearl tea, tapioca ball drink, BBT, PT, pearl shake, QQ (which means chewy in Chinese) and possible many others. Bubble drinks are typically cool, rejuvenating, and sweet with tapioca pearls laying at the bottom of a cup or container. The drinks are sometimes made based on fresh fruits, milk, and crushed ice to make a wholesome milk shake. In
Bubble is a very in popular drink/desert in Asia. There are bubble tea stands all over especially in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Bubble tea wasn't that popular in the United States, however, In the 21st century,the want for bubble tea in the United States has grown tremendously.As a matter of fact, hundreds locations are serving bubble tea in California alone. One place that I know for sure that has bubble tea is "Lan Pan Asian Cafe", which is located at 8332 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL, 33143 by Dadeland Station.
1/4 cup dried boba tapioca pearls per serving (NOT quick-cooking boba). 1 to 2 tea bags per serving, any kind. 1/2 cup water. 1/2 cup sugar. Milk, almond milk, or sweetened condensed milk. Fruit juice or nectar (optional).
A saucepan. Bowls for holding the cooked boba. Measuring cups.