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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Bubble tea is also known as boba drink, pearl tea drink, boba ice tea, boba, boba nai cha, zhen zhou nai cha, pearl milk tea, pearl ice tea, black pearl tea, tapioca ball drink, BBT, PT, pearl shake and QQ (which means chewy in Chinese), according to www.bubbleteasupply.com.
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