NovelTea – Bubble tea

One of my favorite ways of enjoying tea may not be familiar among the British but it is beginning to sweep the United States by storm. Bubble Tea, or Pearl Tea and Boba Tea (boba is what bubble tea is called in the area I live in), is a Taiwanese variant of milk and tea …

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Is It “Bubble Tea” or “Pearl Milk Tea”?

Warmer weather in the U.S. usually means iced tea, sweet tea, and a tea drink that is growing in popularity here (as well as in Europe). It is sometimes called “bubble tea” and sometimes “pearl milk tea” (or “boba milk tea”). Having spent many years as a technical writer where the difference between “hit Enter” …

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Has London Gone Bubble Tea Mad?

by Guest Blogger Sarah Rosalind Roberts London loves tea and with the growing variety of cultures in the population, it's no surprise that there have been international influences on its tea consumption. It's always good to try new things and what is life without variety? Don't get me wrong, I love a traditional cup of …

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Drinkable Desserts (Teas as Good as Dessert)

What’s life without dessert, especially when it’s drinkable? No, we’re not talking about milkshakes, hot cocoa, chilled mocha drinks, or pie that’s been given the blender treatment (what, you’ve never puréed pie?). We’re talking tea! Yes, some teas are so yummy and sort of sweet that they are dessert-like. Vanilla and fruit flavored teas are …

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Bubble Tea: The Fun Tea

Bubble tea comes from Taiwan and made its way to the United States in the 1980s. It contains tapioca balls (the fun part) called boba, which I think of as the bubbles.  Boba literally means big pearls.  Actually the real bubbles in bubble tea is the foam that appears when the ingredients are shaken together …

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Tea With Bite: Bubble Tea

by William I. Lengeman III For those unfamiliar with an offbeat beverage called bubble tea, also known as boba, their first experience can be surprising, to say the least. Though it’s actually more like a tea-based drink than actual tea, bubble tea takes its name from the small pearls of tapioca that reside in the …

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