“GOT BUBBLE TEA?”
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Bubble tea, also known as pearl (milk) tea or boba (milk) tea, is a Taiwanese tea drink that originated from tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan during the 1980s. Drink recipes may vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. Ice-blended versions of the drinks, similar to slushies, are also available, usually in fruit flavors. Bubble tea contains small chewy tapioca balls (?? fenyuan), commonly called “pearls” (?? zhenzhu). Bubble tea rose to international recognition, spreading from Taiwan to other East Asian countries. It then migrated to the United States, Europe, and the rest of Asia.
There are many variants of the drink, depending on the types of tea used and ingredients added. The most popular kinds are “green tea with pearls” (??), “pearl milk tea” (??), “pearl green milk tea” (??), “pearl black tea” (??) and “pearl green tea” (????), etc.
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