Contemporary Bubble Tea traces its roots back to
Taiwan. Legend has it that a particular Tea
establishment attracted young customers by combining
fruit juices with chilled Tea. The concept proved to
be such a success that in a short time the drink
became ubiquitous throughout Taiwan.
So how did this amazing drink develop? First we must
travel back to
Taiwan into the early 1980's. Taiwan was, and still
is, known for its "Night Market." This hot spot for
cheap goods and snacks saw one very inventive man
come up with the idea of giving consumers a nice
soothing drink for the hot summer nights. He decided
to combine the popular shredded ice and tea. Tea was
chosen for a number of reasons. Tea is definitely
part of the Asian culture and goes back hundreds of
years. Tea also has a nice light taste and allows
fruit flavouring to mix into it to create a
refreshing drink. This turned into a big hit. Well,
why Bubble Tea? To create this tasty drink you must
shake it first in order to give an even taste. When
all was mixed it was poured into the famous cup, but
if you look closely small bubbles would form in the
Tea. Thus the original "Bubble Tea" was born.
Shrewd entrepreneurs took this new type of Tea to
the next level by introducing Tapioca Balls into the
beverage. The Tapioca Pearls also looked like
bubbles. Hence, the drink was reinforced as "Bubble
Tea". Bubbles at both sides of the drink! By this
point, Bubble Tea earned its signature straw, which
permitted the avant-garde Tea drinker to consume Tea
and "Bubbles" in a leisurely fashion. Today, Bubble
Tea is spreading quickly from Taiwan to other parts
of Asia and to North America. One man in the
Philippines was able to establish 100 locations in
two years. Areas of concentrated Asian populations
in North America are already cozy with their local
Bubble Tea establishments. However, "Bubble Tea"
history is still in the making as this outrageous
beverage is further introduced into mainstream North
America. Additional variations to Bubble Tea have
yet to hit the market.
are numerous names given to this diverse drink. Some
of the popular ones are: Pearl Tea, Pearl Ice Tea,
Black Pearl Ice Tea, QQ drinks, Nai Cha, Zhen Zhou
Nai Cha, Boba Nai Cha and of course "Bubble Tea".
Whatever you are inclined to call it, Bubble Tea
remains as one of the most refreshing and colourful
around. Bubble Tea is here to stay, and consumption
will continue to explode.
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