June 19, 2021

Bubble tea: A sweet treat that went global

Bubble tea – also called pearl tea or boba tea – is a sweet drink that combines milk, flavoured tea and tapioca pearls that are sucked up through an extra-large straw and chewed.

Invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, it has now become popular worldwide. The BBC’s Sarah Toms went to a recent exhibition in Singapore to find out more.

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