April 16 - Fact of the Day: Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, the delicious and popular Taiwanese drink consumed by almost every Asian American today, is a sweetened drink that contains powders of a specific fruit combined with milk and black or green tea. However, the “main” ingredient in bubble tea that gives it its fundamentally innovative and unique name are the black tapioca pearls. Made from tapioca starch, the pearls are small, soft, and chewy balls that are absolutely delicious when consumed together with the drink. Jelly can also be added as well. In fact, there are a countless number of different varieties of bubble tea, attributing to the excitement to try out all the different types and flavor!