FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

These are the most common questions around boba, bubble tea, and milk tea. You asked, we answered.
For those that have never tried boba, this list of questions will help you understand why bubble tea or boba has become so popular. Fair warning, you might learn something new here 😅.
Let’s cut to the chase and begin, shall we? We’ll try to keep things as short as possible but provide you with the best answer on the internet for boba! Here are the most common questions about bubble tea and boba.

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Starting off with a tough one. Raw Boba or Tapioca Pearls (for those that don’t know what it is) aren’t healthy or unhealthy per se, it’s very subjective.

Here are the facts. Tapioca pearls are usually made with Tapioca Starch, which contains empty calories. What does that mean?

Tapioca pearls essentially have carbs for energy but lack any nutritional value. That’s what greens are for! In its purest form (without brown sugar or any sweetener), tapioca pearls are about 100 calories for every ¼ cup.

Ultimately boba pearls are used to add texture not necessarily nutritional value. It’s part of the novelty in boba or bubble tea.

Read our full article about tapioca pearls here.

Boba pearls are gluten free, yes.

Tapioca pearls like we mentioned before are made with  starch. Which is extracted from the cassava root plant. Cassava plants in its purest form do not contain gluten.

It’s a great alternative to gluten rich starches if you’re looking for a replacement. In fact, it’s found in many popular gluten-free recipes.

Read Talk Boba’s full article about why tapioca pearls are gluten free.

Popping boba is made with science! The technique behind making popping boba is called molecular gastronomy. Is that too scientific for you already? Because it is for us!

A flavored liquid, such as fruit juice, is mixed with powdered sodium alginate (extracted from brown seaweed) and is then dripped into calcium chloride. Upon interacting, small spheres form and develop thin skins, yielding popping boba.

Boba originated from beautiful Taiwan.

Simple! When you have powdered mixes for bubble tea, it’s no different than making a cup of coffee. The only extra step is the addition of boba or tapioca pearls. All you need is the correct portions of powdered flavoring, milk or creamer, and tapioca pearls, that’s it!

Cooking bubble tea pearls only requires you to boil them and wait. The time it takes to cook tapioca pearls depends on what kind of tapioca pearls you have. Whether you have freshly made tapioca pearls or ready-made tapioca pearls.

Feel free to read this article for a full-depth guide on how to cook bubble tea pearls. We talk about how you can flavor your bubble tea pearls too!

Bubble tea is a tea-based beverage (hot or cold) that originated from Taiwan. It has since been made more popular around the world. What makes bubble tea so different and unique are the toppings. Bubble tea generally includes toppings such as tapioca pearls (boba), grass jellies, or custard puddings.

There are many flavors available from different boba cafes around the world. These cafes have their own unique flavors sometimes but they include the classic flavors too. Flavors like black milk tea or taro milk tea.

Easy enough. Bubble tea originated from Taiwan. It started as just a black milk tea flavor without boba pearls. Eventually as time progressed bubble tea included toppings like boba pearls. It then became popularized across the world as more people enjoyed it.

It’s definitely come a long way from black milk tea to now famous flavors like brown sugar pearl milk tea or strawberry matcha milk teas.

Milk tea is the most traditional type of bubble tea. It varies on recipes from store to store, but can include non-dairy liquid or powdered creamers to whole milk, or alternative milks to condensed milks. Fruit tea also varies, as there are fruit teas that are milk-based. However, the fruit teas typically are infused with real fruit in it or has added fruit syrup added to it. Think of your typical passion fruit, or mango teas mixed with a black tea or green tea base.

The novelty of bubble tea is that everyone drinks it differently. Some drinkers ignore the tapioca pearls until they’ve finished the beverage, then eat the pearls last. Some drinkers eat the tapioca pearls first, then enjoy their tea. Others may prefer a happy medium, sipping their tea and chewing tapioca pearls along the way. There’s no right way to enjoy bubble tea, which makes it a fun interactive drink that’s entirely unique.

Unopened cans, keep in room temperature, and away from sunlight; opened ones, please refrigerate.
You could put them a stainless container with a lid, stir once in a while and consume in 4 hours at most.
What’s the difference between colorful pearls and regular pearls?
4 hours, not to serve overnight.
They are toppings for bubble tea, the taste and chewiness are quite different. Pearls are made by starch, black-colored, and require cooking before serving, the main tradition of bubble tea is to have pearls, very popular among Asian. Boba is a coated juice with seaweed made coating, once bitten, the juice will burst inside your mouth, with colorful appearances, no need to cook, besides the drinks, they are also good for frozen yogurt, snow ice and desserts.
 
Syrup is recommended, using syrup to make drinks could make them with the scent of fruits, and without a creamy taste in your mouth, it’s clean and refreshing. Thus, some flavors do not come in powder, you could choose powder instead.
We can teach you after you purchase Boba nd the Tea premixes on how to make the drink.


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