Boba Tea - Enhance your tea experience with this delicious twist
If the term "log tea" is strange enough to you, perhaps "bubble tea" will ring a bell. Wondering if it can make you feel optimistic? Yes, it is the best thing that can happen to your tea. This fantastic tea is also named pearl tea, boba drink, milk tea or bubble drink. And it is suitable for any time of the day, any mood and any season of the year. You can choose hot or cold portions. Personally, I love cold weather.
In fact, log tea is an extreme level higher than the common tea with which you are familiar. It goes with an abundant variety of tastes and colors. Dare to taste your taste buds with melon, lychee, green apple, passion fruit and much more! In fact, you can have any fruit flavor you want. Some countries even offer them with rare and exotic flavors.
But the best part of a boba tea is not the colors or the flavors, it is the "boba" or, sometimes, the "pearls". These are large spherically cooked tapiocas that are comparable to the size of small marbles. It's a fun experience to grab a giant straw to catch a tapioca ball. Tapioca pearls are more like a softened rubber bear. It has a little flavor comparable to sticky rice but a little denser.
If you like exploring things in the kitchen, you can make your own boba tea at home. Ingredients and flavorings can be easily ordered online. But I must warn you that working with tapioca pearls is not so easy. If you cook them too much, they melt. But if it is not long enough, its core is raw.
There's an elegant outlet if you're not successful with tapioca pearls. You can use coconut cream, lychee jelly, rainbow jelly, or any variety of jellies that can be made in small cubes. These jellies are aesthetically appealing as they come in a variety of colors. As with tapioca pearls, you will enjoy eating between sips of tea. Some tea-goers actually opt for teas with half tapioca pearls and half gelatin cubes.
Bubble Tea Kit originated in Asia, particularly Taiwan. If you visit Asia, there are many variations of log tea from Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, China and Malaysia. In a decade or so, this tea fad migrated and is gaining popularity in North America, as well as Europe, Canada, and Australia. Now you can experience the goodness of boba tea anywhere in the world. Some say that locally made loggerhead tea ingredients are not as good as those made in the home country, Taiwan. Well, let your taste buds decide.
Typically, cafes and restaurants offering loggerhead tea use a bubble-like dome lid on top of a cup of tea. Others use sealing films that are easily punctured with straw.