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Information on Bubble Tea

Bubble tea is a specific type of beverage which involves green tea or black tea, enhanced with some milk, sugar, additional flavoring and ice, all mixed together and poured over a cup half filled with tapioca pearls. It is also sometimes referred to as pearl milk tea, boba tea tapioca ball drink, pearl shake, pearl tea and pearl ice tea. Bubble tea originates from Taiwan where it is traditionally used as refreshment for kids or workers. The ball started rolling when one of the tea stall owners started adding fruit flavors to the beverage. The kids liked the new invention very much so the bubble tea became very popular, and all the others in the business had to emulate the strategy. One needs to shake the tea very vigorously in order to blend the flavors properly. This part of the preparation is what gives the bubble tea its name. As soon as the tapioca pearls got introduced in Taiwan, people realized that they could be an excellent addition to our beloved beverage. The pearls settle down at the bottom of the cup and then slowly float up. Bubble tea is known as one of the best cooling drinks for those long hot summer days. It comes in a variety of different flavors and the most popular ones include lychee, strawberry, mango, watermelon, red bean and green tea, coconut and avocado.

Calories in Bubble Tea

One should always check the amount of calories before consuming bubble tea, because it provides a fairly heavy amount of calories which should not be consumed on a regular basis. A cup of regular bubble tea contains 270 calories, a cup of coconut bubble tea contains 271 calories, a cup of green tea bubble tea contains somewhere around 280 calories, while a cup of avocado bubble tea may contain up to 342 calories. The tapioca pearls only increase the amount of calories, and to make things worse, those are not the healthy types of calories. Brewed tea is a very potent antioxidant but due to the caffeine content some persons may experience slight side effects such as irritability and sleeplessness. Milk can be added, but sugar should be avoided because it carries even more unhealthy calories. Fruit pulp and fruit flavored syrups can sometimes be added to the bubble tea, but unfortunately they are high in sugar and have no nutritional value at all. 

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