Taiwanese milk tea is a popular drink that was invented in the 1980s in Taichung, Taiwan. It’s a more famous tea-based beverage than Taiwan’s Starbucks. Add-ins such as tapioca (boba) pearls, coffee jelly, or lychee jelly are often mixed together to add some chewy texture to the beverage. Beverages vary depending on the quantity of each of the critical ingredients, preparation methods, and other ingredient inclusion. Taiwanese milk tea is internationally known as bubble tea or pearl milk tea.
About Taiwanese Bubble Milk Tea
The predominant chewy spheres in bubble tea are tapioca balls (boba). Still, a wide range of other alternatives can be used to add similar texture to the beverage. Because of the brown sugar mixed with tapioca, they are usually black. Green pearls have a small hint of green tea flavor and are chewier than the typical balls of tapioca.
Today, there is a wide variety of flavors for the bubble milk tea. However, this recipe will help you start making your own traditional Taiwanese Bubble Milk Tea at home. For more international recipes, click here.
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