What is Bubble Tea?
Things You Must Know about Bubble Tea. – Part I
Q1.What is Bubble Tea?
Bubble tea is a traditional Taiwanese drink invented in the 1980s in Taiwan. The recipe is to add
tapioca pearls into milk tea; which is made by shaking together a mixture of black tea and coffee
creamer with a shaker. Bubble tea is mostly iced in that time because people liked to drink cold to
cool down during the hot summer. That’s why bubble tea was really popular in that time, and
now bubble tea has become one of the most famous Taiwanese drinks in the world. Over these years,
bubbletea has also well developed in oversea markets including East Asia, Europe, the United States and even
the Middle East.
Q2. What exactly are the pearls made out of?
Main materials：Tapioca starch.
Tapioca is a starch that is extracted from cassava root that is naturally gluten-free and typically
made into flour and edible pearls.
In the beginning, Taiwanese people called it tapioca balls. The original color of tapioca balls is
white and after businessman added black sugar into it to make it black. That’s why almost all
the tapioca pearl we see nowadays are in black color. The black tapioca balls look crystal clear so people
called it black pearl and that’s how the name of tapioca pearl from.