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Discovering Boba Tea

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Discovering boba tea, also known as bubble tea, can be an exciting and delicious experience. It has become one of the most popular drinks in recent years. With a wide variety of flavors and textures to choose from, there’s always something new to try. Whether you prefer fruity, creamy, or classic tea flavors, there’s an option for everyone. Plus, the unique texture of the tapioca pearls adds an interesting twist to the drink, making it fun to sip and chew.


The history of boba tea can be traced back to Taiwan in the 1980s. It is believed that a tea house owner named Liu Han-Chieh was experimenting with new ways to serve iced tea and added tapioca pearls to his drink as a playful addition. The tapioca pearls, which are made from cassava or tapioca starch, quickly became a hit among the younger generation in Taiwan, and the drink was soon named “boba tea” or “bubble tea” because of the bubbles that form when the drink is shaken. As this tea gained popularity in Taiwan, it eventually spread to other countries in Asia, such as Japan, Korea, and China. From there, it made its way to the United States and other Western countries, where it has continued to grow in popularity.

Why is Boba Tea so Special?

Let’s take a closer look at what makes boba tea so special and why it’s worth trying.

Firstly, the unique texture of boba tea sets it apart from other beverages. The chewy tapioca pearls, also known as boba, give the drink a fun and interesting texture that keeps you coming back for more. The pearls are made from cassava starch and have a slight sweetness to them, adding to the overall flavor of the drink.

Secondly, the tea comes in a wide variety of flavors, making it a great option for those who love variety. From classic milk teas to fruit teas, there’s a flavor for everyone. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even customize your drink with different types of fruit purées like strawberry, raspberry, mango, and peach.

Healthy Boba Tea

But what about the health benefits? While boba tea is a sweet and indulgent treat, there are ways to make it healthier. For example, choosing a tea base instead of a milk base can reduce the amount of sugar and calories in your drink. Additionally, opting for fresh fruit flavors and natural sweeteners like honey can also make your drink healthier.

It’s also important to note that not all boba tea is created equal. Some shops may use artificial flavors and colors, low-quality tapioca pearls, and excessive amounts of sugar. At Dobrá Tea, we are proud to offer only healthy boba tea. We use high-quality loose leaf teas, pure milks and alternative milks, brown sugar or honey, and real fruit purées. We avoid all artificial flavors and colors which is why you will not find popping bubbles on our menu.

Boba tea is a fun and delicious beverage that’s worth trying. Its unique texture and wide variety of flavors make it a great option for those who love trying new things. So next time you’re in the mood for something healthy, sweet and refreshing, give it a try! You can also add boba to any iced tea on our menu.

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