bubble tea

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bubble tea

n.
An iced drink made from tea and small black balls of boiled tapioca, usually served sweetened and mixed with milk. Also called pearl tea.

[Partial translation of Mandarin pàomò hóngchá : pàomò, foam, froth (because the tea, milk, tapioca balls, and honey or other sweetener were originally shaken together to produce a froth before serving) + hóngchá, black tea (literally, red tea) (hóng, red + chá, tea).]

bubble tea

n
(Cookery) a cold drink, originally from Taiwan, of tea infused with fruit flavouring, shaken to produce bubbles, and served over tapioca pearls in a clear cup. It is usually drunk through a very wide straw