How Did Boba Tea Originate?

If you’ve tried boba tea before, you may be wondering who came up with the idea for such a unique drink. Made with tea, milk, flavorings, and tapioca pearls, boba tea originated during the 1980s in Taiwan. Boba tea is also referred to as bubble tea, tapioca tea, and pearl tea.

One story behind the origin of boba tea is that a Taiwanese tea vendor who was experimenting with flavors began adding sweet syrups to tea. It’s thought that the bubbles that developed after the mixture was shaken gave the drink its name. Another theory is that the drink is named for the bubble-like tapioca pearls, called boba, that sink to the bottom of the beverage.

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