Why Is It Called Bubble Tea?

It’s a common and understandable misconception that bubble tea gets its name from the bubble-like tapioca pearls that fill the bottom of the cup. Rather, the truth behind the origin of the bubble tea name can be seen at the top of the beverage. When you order a bubble tea, the mixture is shaken vigorously, by hand or by machine, before being served. This shaking process creates foamy bubbles at the top of the drink, and it’s this uppermost layer that gives bubble tea its name.

Have you found that your bubble tea doesn’t have many or any bubbles at the top? If so, then this may be because you order bubble tea without any milk in it. Bubble tea that contains milk will have more foam and bubbles after being shaken, so consider trying a milk tea version the next time you order.

Happy TeaHouse & Café has been serving freshly-made bubble teas since 2009. If you’re looking for a new favorite tea house in Houston, then please stop by or call (713) 469-3275 to learn more.

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