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Bubble Tea, etc.

Monday, January 31, 2011






I'm not a coffee person just like my husband but a tea lover instead. I've tried several and among my favorites are jasmine and the milk tea publicly served to gamers at the Venetian Hotel in Macau! Just recently we've discovered a newly opened cozy place in Wilson, Greenhills called the Bubble Tea. They not only offer various kinds of teas (hot or cold) but different yummy cakes as well as Japanese delights. If you happen to pass by the area I highly recommend the place! Nice one!


"Bubble drinks are usually cool, refreshing, and a sweet drink with tapioca pearls sitting on the bottom of a clear cup. Sometimes the drink is made with fresh fruits, milk, and crushed ice to create a healthy milk shake. You can also find drinks that are made of powdered flavoring, creamer, water, and crushed ice. And if you like it like the Asians do, the cool drink usually includes a healthy tea, infused by a flavoring. Tapioca pearls are black, but can sometimes be found to be white or transparent. Depending on the ingredients of the pearl, the color varies. I've been told that the white and translucent pearls are made of caramel, starch and chamomile root extract. The black pearl includes sweet potato, cassava root and brown sugar, which add the black color.

The consistency of tapioca pearls are somewhere between jell-o and chewing gum. They are the size of a marble. They are also known as the "boba" drink in Western China because it is described as to having the same texture as the female breasts."

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