Bubble tea, the other name for pearl tea or Boba is a cold drink that has its origin in Taiwan. Since drinking tea is good for health as it is a rich beverage with cell supporting antioxidants that reduces the chances of heart attacks and cancer among people, adding some flavors to it can lead to changes in its texture and quality thus making the habit of consuming tea more interesting. Bubble tea is an experiment done with green tea or black tea by adding some fruity flavors, then shaking it well to produce bubbles and serving it in a clear cup. The bubbles are chewy tapioca balls or fruit jellies that are blended with ice ingredients and added to it giving it a slushy taste.
Bubble tea is mainly of two types, milk tea and fruit flavored tea. Today a blended form of fruit and milk tea is very popular in shops. Most of the milk tea contains powdered dairy or non dairy creams or some fresh milk as an alternative as well. Fruit tea on the other hand contains some fully crushed fruits like avocado, mango, guava, lemon, strawberry and many more also some sweetened substitutes like honey, agave and stevia along with some tapioca pearls and signature ice cream to give it a finishing touch. The other varieties of bubble tea are a combination of blended drinks sold in the various tea and coffee shops of Dallas in Texas. They provide a list of items allowing customers to choose from them. Although bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea based drink, bubble tea mashups are in demand in the market where the flavors of different cuisines like Persia and Mexico are incorporated to add to its taste.
Bubble tea is a cool refreshing drink mainly for the summer seasons. Most of the people are used to drinking several cups of hot tea regularly, which has an adverse impact on their health like a disturb in the sleep, restlessness and irritation, so it is better to switch on to some chilled creamy and fruity tea that would have a pleasant effect on mind and body every day. The sweetener like unrefined honey that is well added to the bubble tea also has a good impact on the skin. On the other hand bubble tea itself is not a very healthy drink for the individuals as it has high calories of sugar content so many people will refuse to consume it for the fear of growing fat. The solution to some these problems are:
- Drinking bubble tea with less or no sugar to make it a healthier drink.
- Again, by adding some low fat or skimmed fresh milk instead of dairy creamers can reduce the level of calories.
- Drinking plain bubble tea without the tapioca pearls or the milk to reduce the level of calories.
The Bubble tea in Dallas is among the best known bubble tea of the world that offers a quality taste and flavor at reasonable prices to the people making it a craze for the teenagers of the city.