More and more health-conscious people are choosing tea instead of any other drink. But bubble tea is even more exciting! It is absolutely beyond the usual tea that you are most familiar with. This unique tea originates from Taiwan. And the "bubble" on the label is for the tapioca balls mixed with the tea. These balls, the size of small marbles, sink into the bottom of the teacup. Technically, you will eat between sips of tea. It is a drink and dessert in one. What's more interesting is the giant straw with each serving of this tea. You use this straw to sip the tapioca balls.

Tapioca balls, which are also called tapioca pearls, are taken from the cassava root. They are boiled with extra caution. The final result of the tapioca pearl should have tenderness only between gelatin and rubber. If they are cooked for a long time, they dissolve; If cooked too short, the center of the tapioca ball is not chewy. Because tapioca balls taste quite bland, they are coated with sweetener. Others dip them in honey or sugar for an hour. These tapioca pearls are also called Boba, so don't be surprised if someone calls tea as Boba's tea.

The origin of bubble tea takes us back about three decades. The first version of bubble tea was a blend of black tea, milk, sweetener, and tapioca pearls. It is served cold or hot. After about ten years, his fame came out of Taiwan and swept into neighboring Asian countries, and eventually the United States, Australia, Europe, and Canada.

Different modifications of bubble tea came out. The most common and popular today are the fruit versions. The bubble tea servings are now colorful and with varied fruit flavors. You can choose mango, pineapple, lychee, green apple and much more. If you prefer to make your own bubble tea at home, you can have the fruit flavor you want. You can use Monin syrups or powders for flavorings. They can be easily ordered online.

There is another twist to the usual combination of tea and tapioca pearls. Some add small cubes of jellies. Now there is a variation in the texture of the food that is eaten. Jellies are softer than tapioca balls. The good thing about jellies is the fact that they already have a pre-flavor and come in different colors. The most commonly used jellies are coconut cream, these are coconut jellies. Actually, you can use any jelly as long as they can be diced.

Others who have difficulty preparing tapioca balls opt for gelatin cubes as a substitute. Like the original version of bubble tea, it is still a hybrid of tea and dessert. But personally, I prefer half silly and half gelatin.

Bubble tea is in almost every city now. Just give it a try and you will definitely order more. You can even make one at home. It is a wonderful drink to offer your visitors.

Author's Bio: 

Bubble tea (originally called pearl milk tea) is still an incredibly popular drink worldwide.