3 weeks ago
Boba or Bubble Tea? I have always called it “Bubble Tea” but my sister calls it “Boba.” So what is the difference?
They are both right!
The balls in the bottom of the cup are made out of tapioca pearls and look like bubbles so many people will call this bubble tea. In places of the country with more Taiwanese or Chinese immigrants, it is usually called Boba Tea. This is because the Chinese word for the tapioca pearls is bōbà
In the USA, on the west coast, everyone calls it Boba. On the East coast many people refer to it Bubble Tea.
So the lesson here is that is doesn’t matter. Call it bubble tea, call it boba, call it great, call it gross, whatever you want is fine by me.