The world has received a lot of gifts from INDIA which includes a Zero (0), Ayurvedva, Yoga , Spices, the well known MASALA TEA (Spiced tea) and many more.
I just discovered one more thing that has become a rage in many countries – BUBBLE TEA. Its TEA, a dessert, a drink and lots of fun. The bubbles are actually Tapioca Pearls which are well known as ‘Sabudana‘ in India.
The Bubble Tea is hitting many tea houses and coffee shops where people are loving the feel of this bizzare drink.The bubbles by themselves have very little flavor; their main purpose is to provide texture.
It will give you a tough time in selection between its wild variety of different colors and flavors along with traditional flavors of Green tea and Black tea. A palate full of peach, almond, mango, passion-fruit and many more flavors is made available to tickle your taste buds. It said to be an acquired taste for many as some people like the feeling of squishy tapioca balls in their mouth while some people cant get past the idea if drinking squishy tapioca balls.
Big, black, balls of chewy tapioca are what make bubble tea such an interesting experience. These pearls are about the size of small marbles and they sink to the bottom of your cup. This tea is usually served with a gigantic straw just the right size for slurping up these gummy treats. If you are a TEA LOVER and want to try this at home, it can be a bit tricky as the starchy tapioca pearls can be hard to work with. If you boil them too long, they dissolve. Not long enough, and they are hard in the middle. But this combination of food and beverage is definitely a must try.
If your idea of a strong drink is a single-malt Scotch or a dark lager, try the drink that really has balls: bubble tea.