Types of Boba Tea

Boba tea or bubble tea in Malaysia has succeeded in snatching the hearts, or rather the tummies, of the people due to them being such a tasty drink to have on any day and any time. Boba tea is originally a type of tea or simply milk with a form of sweetener, accompanied by tapioca pearls. Those tapioca pearls are the reason it is called boba or bubble tea because they appear to seem like bubbles in the drink. They are typically made with dark brown sugar, thus, the dark brown colour that is commonly seen. 

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to bubble tea, however, one of the famous best-sellers anywhere in Malaysia would be the classic Pearl Milk Tea. This drink is basically just a milky tea drink with the tapioca pearls. At times, they will add brown sugar syrup to make the brown sugar taste more prominent, and the taste is amazing! Usually, people will get it with the brown sugar syrup added, but there are a lot of people who enjoy the subtle taste of it instead and order the classic. There are also different types of tea to choose from. Varying from black tea to oolong tea and each different tea will, of course, provide a different taste for your tastebuds. Black tea and oolong tea seem to have a deeper tea flavour as per the ones offered in Gongcha, a famous bubble tea joint in Malaysia. Quite suitable for people who enjoy the rich flavours of tea. You can even customize the kind of milk you want in your drink. So, if you’re vegan and you want to try boba tea, don’t worry because you can order your drink with almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk to satisfy your boba milk tea craving.

Other types of boba tea include fruity flavoured teas. These types of boba drinks can make you feel rather refreshed due to the fruity taste. Sometimes fruity flavourings are added into cold milk tea to form the flavours but there are other times where it is made as simply a fruity tea like passionfruit tea or mango tea with no milk and this type of drink will usually be paired with different types of jelly instead of tapioca pearls. These jellies include grass jelly, which is made from brewing fresh leaves from a Chinese mesona. Grass jelly is also known to have medicinal properties in terms of sooting a stomach ache or treat high blood pressure. Other jellies include coconut jelly or even aloe vera jelly, which is very satisfying to bite into. Rather than jellies, you can also include types of pudding in your drinks like mango pudding or custard pudding.

is also known to have medicinal properties in terms of sooting a stomach ache or treat high blood pressure. Other jellies include coconut jelly or even aloe vera jelly, which is very satisfying to bite into. Rather than jellies, you can also include types of pudding in your drinks like mango pudding or custard pudding.

There are so many boba joints in Malaysia from Tealive to Daboba, from Sungai Petani in Kedah to Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur. All these boba places have their pros and cons but the best thing about them is anyone all over Malaysia can enjoy them at a reasonable price too. Boba tea has come a long way to become one of Malaysia’s best comfort drinks.

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