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So what is bubble tea, exactly? Everything you need to know about the drink and boba balls

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By Khushbu Shah  September 01, 2016 GET MIC DAILY:   Contrary to its name, there are no bubbles in bubble tea. There isn't always tea, either. Even so, people are obsessed with the drink that features a base made from tea, fruit, coffee or milk and chewy "pearls" at the bottom of the cup.  Bubble tea can be found nationwide, from mall food courts to the drink menusof high-end restaurants But its origins are in Taiwan. And while the drink is wildly popular, bubble tea — or boba tea as it is also frequently called — still remains a bit of a mystery.  So why the name bubble...

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New bubble tea cafe stirs up freshness and convenience

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Christina Varvis Image: Christina Varvisbubble tea, students' union, sub, UASU 0 CommentsSep 1, 2015 Students love bubble tea, which is why brothers Shawn and Ivan Wang decided to bring this Taiwanese treasure to the heart of the University of Alberta campus with their popular Teapsy Café. “It’s just different compared to Booster Juice (and) Orange Julius. The products we have and the ingredients we use, it’s all brand new here and something I don’t see anywhere else,” Shawn said. “It’s something that’s actually accepted by a lot of people. It’s not something that’s only for certain people. I think it suits every nationality.” After running...

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Taste of Singapore comes to Colchester as bubble tea bar opens up

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By: Jamie Milleare A TASTE of Asia has come to Colchester after a tea bar with a twist opened in the town centre. Bubble T Bar has opened in the former Levi’s Denim City shop, in Eld Lane, selling fruit and milk tea with flavoured bubbles and chewy tapioca balls. The venture is the brainchild of Jamie Milleare, who also owns Darcy’s Sweet Shop just four doors away, after he went on holiday to Singapore. He said: “It’s something nobody else is doing in the town. “Last year I visited Singapore and I was going through the shops and wondering why...

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America is a coffee country—does bubble tea stand a chance?

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A nation's new drink craze... (Fanqiao Wang) Meeting up at a coffee shop is a cornerstone of modern American life. Business meetings, book clubs, and first dates all pair well with a coffee. But some fast-growing Taiwanese chains and American entrepreneurs are hoping you’ll switch allegiances to a younger rival: bubble tea. Invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, the hugely popular drink involves milk tea (usually iced) mixed with fillings such as tapioca pearls or grass jelly, all sipped through a fat straw. Variously known as bubble tea, boba tea, or pearl milk tea, the words “bubble” and “boba” are...

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