FAQ - GOLDEN BOBA - Bubble Tea Expert - Gibraltar


What is a bubble tea?

Bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, or boba) is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s. Recipes contain tea of some kind, flavors of milk, and sugar (optional). Toppings, known as "pearls", such as chewy tapioca balls (also known as pearls or boba), popping boba, fruit jelly, grass jelly, agar jelly, alovera jelly, sago and puddings are often added. Ice-blended versions are frozen and put into a blender, resulting in a slushy consistency. There are many varieties of the drink with a wide range of flavors. The two most popular varieties are black pearl milk tea and green pearl milk tea.

What is Tapioca?

Tapioca is a starch extracted from the storage roots of the cassava plant. This species is native to the north region and central-west region of Brazil, but its use spread throughout South America. The plant was carried by Portuguese and Spanish colonisers to most of the West Indies and Africa and Asia. It is a perennial shrub adapted to the hot conditions of tropical lowlands. Cassava copes better with poor soils than many other food plants.

Are all forms of gold edible?

No. Most wedding rings are made of 14K or 18K gold, which has been combined with metal alloys for added strength. Edible gold must be pure, ranging from 23-24K and free of other metals that could be toxic. Some edible metals may contain a small amount of another safe metal, such as silver, which is also acceptable to digest.

What are the chewy balls in bubble tea?

The chewy balls in bubble tea are called boba, which are tapioca pearls. These tapioca pearls are made from starch that is extracted from the cassava root and are similar to those used in tapioca pudding. The boba grow in size and develop a chewy texture that is much like that of gummy bears when they are cooked. Boba are usually clear or black in color, and they sometimes come in a variety of different flavors, as well.

What type of tea is used in bubble tea?

We use black and green tea to create the tea bases of our bubble tea. When ordering your bubble tea, ask what types of tea are available so you can be sure to order a bubble tea flavor that you will love.

Which bubble tea flavor should I try?

There is a wide range of bubble tea options available, and some flavors tend to be more popular than others. If you are going to try bubble tea for the first time, then consider starting with one of the more popular varieties, such as Peach, Mango, Passion fruit, Lychee, or Strawberry.


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