This is a drink that originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and spread throughout Southeast Asia before finding its way to the U.S. Most of us think of bubble tea as being synonymous with boba tapioca pearls, but bubble tea was originally just a cold milk tea that was shaken until frothy. Sometimes boba were added, but basil seeds or cubes of jelly were also used.
Suddenly you are craving one of these sweet, ice-cold beverages dotted with chewy boba tapioca pearls. It’s the most thirst-quenching snack we can think of, let us know your favorite flavors