Better than beer: bubble tea is a drink and a snack.
Bubble tea is representative of the “QQ” food texture that Taiwanese love. The cute-sounding phrase refers to something that is very chewy, just like the tapioca balls that are the “bubbles” in bubble tea.
It is said that this unique drink was invented out of boredom. Liu Han-Chieh threw some sweetened tapioca pudding into her iced Assam tea on a fateful day in 1988 and one of the greatest Taiwanese exports was born.
Huge variations on the theme have since emerged, including taro-flavored tea, jasmine tea or coffee, served cold or hot.
Pearl milk tea is not just a unique drink in Taiwan, but to become an internationally renowned beverage. Pearl milk tea in the 1980s after the invention in Taiwan, quickly became a very popular beaches in the streets, and now further extended to other countries, such as Germany’s McDonald’s 2012 will be selling pearl milk tea, respectively, mango, lychee and strawberry Fruit tastes. Britain also has pearl milk tea shop in particular to Taiwan master to ask, and has been expanding in the Middle East in Europe.