Picture of the day – Bubble tea

Bubble TeaBubble tea was invented in Taiwan in the 1980’s which spread in to the East Asian countries and on to the China Towns of United states. The first people who experimented with the tea were two people. One is Chun Shui Tang tea house in Taichung, Taiwan where Liu Han Chie eperimented with cold milk tea and added fruit, syrups, candid yams and tapioca balls and another  was in Hanlin teahouse in Tainan, Taiwan by Tu Tsong He Hanlin who made tea using fenyuan which has the appearance of pearls. This is where the pearl tea originated. The white fenyuan was changed to the black which is very popular.

A bubble tea is a sweetly flavoured tea which has many versions but many are tea based containing fruit, fruit syrup and milk. Many are also iced and usually contain tiny tapioca balls which are also called pearl balls. Some customers are asked if they want to have these balls in the drinks.

The most popular version of the bubble tea is the bubble black tea, pearl milk tea and the green bubble tea. The many different ingredients depends on the different tea houses and what they want to put inside the tea.  The tea can be black tea, green tea, or even coffee. The most poplar is  Oolong and Earl Grey and jasmine green tea. Many milk bubble teas  non dairy creamer milk substitute and some use soy milk.  Many diffrent flavourings can be added to the drink such as apple, strawberry, passion fruit, lemon, lychee, grape, peach, pineapple, honey dew, banana, avacodo, coconut, kiwi, rose, pudding, chocolat, coffee, mocha, barley, almond, ginger, lavender, rose and violet.

Below is a recipe how to make a simple bubble tea. ( source : http://whatscookingamerica.net/BubbleTea.htm)

Bubble TeaClassic Bubble Tea Recipe – How To Make Bubble Tea

1/2 cup chilled, cooked large tapioca pearls (if substituting smaller tapioca, use 1/3 cup)
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup very strong chilled black tea (or orange pekoe tea or Lichee tea)
1 cup milk, or to taste
Honey or sugar to taste

Place the pearls in a large parfait glass. Combine all remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously until the mixture is frothy. Pour into the glass, and serve with extra-thick straws.

Yields one (16-ounce) drink.

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  1. Wow cool! Kinda reminds me of some kind of milkshake though but yeah, it’s good learning stuff like this! Thank you =)

  2. Fortuna says:

    Hmm…interesting. I always wondered about them bubble teas. That tapioca…I wonder if I’d like it. I’m kinda picky with food and tryin’ new things…>3<.

  3. Thank you so much for this article! It is very informative. I have been wondering how to make bubble tea, so thank you so much for the recipe! Also, I thought that bubble tea came from Japan, it is good to know that it was originally from Taiwan, thank you ^^

  4. Am glad it helped ^^

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