Boba, also known as bubble tea, is a tasty treat on a hot day, or any day for that matter. The sweet bubbly liquid and squishy tapioca balls combine to make a fun, delectable treat that’s perfect between meals or as dessert. But what really makes boba so good?
Originally, boba was made with black or green tea, but it’s expanded significantly since then. Today, boba comes in a variety of flavors and styles. Tea varieties include matcha and herbal tea flavors. For folks who aren’t fans of tea of any kind, you can also get boba in a variety of fruit juice flavors. Each one is added to and shaken to create the bubbles at the top, which is where the name bubble tea comes from.
The pearls, or balls, in boba should be chewy like gummy bears. They’re made in a variety of colors and each boba tea creator has his or her own special recipe that they expanded from the original. The balls are made in a variety of flavors to compliment the flavor of the liquid in your boba. They also come in a range of colors so they look cool in the bottom of your clear plastic boba cup.
As you might suspect, you need a special straw to drink boba. One that’s wide enough to suck the boba up without getting caught. And there’s a trick to putting the straw in your boba correctly! Instead of simply pushing the straw through the top of your boba cup, you need to cover the straw with your thumb and push the straw straight down. Why? Because that’s how the boba drinking pros do it! What more reason do you need?