Tapioca Milk Tea
Tapioca milk tea is a world-famous drink that you can experience by drinking a combination of sweet tapioca and milk tea.
Where is it from?
Tapioca Milk Tea is a world famous tea derived from Taichung, Taiwan. In 1987, the manager of Yang-Xian Tea Shop (currently called Chun Shui Tang) mixed her favorite pearl tapioca with the best-selling milk tea and made it a dessert for herself. After a while, she decided to call it “Tapioca Milk Tea” and it soon became the most popular drink only in half a year’s time.
How do you prepare it?
Tapioca, also known as “Black Pearl,” is a kind of Taiwanese snack. People usually boil it until it turns into a transparent mix, chill it with cold water, stir it with a great amount of white sugar and then leave it for 30 minutes. After this process, the last step is to mix the tapioca with milk tea and then it will become a cup of delicious Tapioca Milk Tea.
Without a doubt, Tapioca milk tea is one of Taiwan’s most well-known cultural exports, enjoyed by people across the globe. It is not only the most missed drink for Taiwanese people who live abroad, but also ranked 25th on a list of the world’s top 50 drinks, according to the CNN travel website CNNGo.com.
Where do you buy it?
To taste this globally renowned drink, Chun Shui Tang, Han Ling Tea Shop, and Ten Ren Tea Shop would be our best recommendation.