bubble tea

[ buhb-uhl tee ]

  1. a frothy East Asian beverage consisting of sweetened tea with milk or flavorings, usually served over black pellets, or pearls, of tapioca.

Origin of bubble tea

First recorded in 1990–95
  • Also called boba, bo·ba tea [boh-buh-tee], /ˈboʊ bə ˌti/, pearl tea [purl-tee] /ˈpɜrl ˌti/ .

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bubble tea

  1. a cold drink, originally from Taiwan, of tea infused with fruit flavouring, shaken to produce bubbles, and served over tapioca pearls in a clear cup. It is usually drunk through a very wide straw

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