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
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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] July 20 (ANI/NewsVoir): Bubble tea, which is also known as pearl milk tea, Boba juice or Boba tea is gaining immense popularity across the world, driven by rising demand for non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks.
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Bubble tea, also known as Boba tea, is a drink with added traditional tapioca pearls, which allow people to 'eat what they drink'.
Starchy, pleasantly chewy small pearl tapioca is just right for pudding; it's halfway between quick-cooking tapioca (good for pies) and large pearl tapioca (popular in Asian "bubble" or boba tea drinks).
Also known as boba tea, pearl tea drink and boba iced tea, bubble tea originated in Taiwan in the early 1980s, according to Joe Simrany, president of the Specialty Tea Institute.
Bubble tea, which originated in Taiwan, is also known as boba tea, pearl tea, or tapioca milk tea.