Sam Levenson once said,
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.”
And sharing the magic behind bubble tea is exactly what they did at the Chun Shui Tang Teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan, the home of the first ever, original, bubble tea. The video below, which I happened to curiously stumble upon whilst Googling about the birth of boba, unravels the secrets or the essential ingredients for the ultimate boba experience.
Places to try:
- Tea n More — Here, I usually get the Rose Milk Green Tea, which is about $3.25, and a lot cheaper than Tea Station’s. Located in Clairemont, San Diego, CA.
- Bobalicious — I have not been here enough to experience other flavors, but I really enjoyed their Green Milk Tea. Extra points for their reasonable pricing. Located in Mira Mesa, CA.
- Bambu — It was my first time coming here, and I had the Grass Jelly Milk Tea. But, this was actually my second time having Grass Jelly Milk Tea, and the first time was at Tea Lane in Rowland Heights, CA. To this day, I’m still clueless about the chemistry of the drink itself–whether or not it contains a secret grass ingredient, but other than that, THUMBS UP. Bambu is located in San Jose, CA.
- Tapioca Express — My pleasant experiences with Tapioca Express are limited, but hope is instilled in me once again, after having their Earl Grey Milk Tea. The place was a hit with a customized menu and happy customers. Located next to Boiling Crab in San Jose, CA.