I Love Bubble Tea will be at Taste of Edmonton 2022! Here’s three fun facts to reflect on the next time you sip on the sweet Taiwanese drink.
Three Things You Might Not Know About Bubble Tea
- 1. In one origin story, the “bubble” in the drink’s name actually refers to the layer of foam that forms on top of the drink after it is shaken. Supposedly, Liu Han-chieh, the owner of a Taiwanese tea shop, was inspired by the Japanese habit of serving coffee cold. Naturally, she returned to Taiwan in the early 1980’s and tried this tactic on milk tea, complete with ice and a cocktail shaker. Then, later that year, she added tapioca balls into her iced tea during a staff meeting. Not only was the newly created drink a hit among the tea shop staff, it was also a huge commercial success.
- 2. The popularity of bubble tea has led to boba appearing in unexpected places…Tapioca pearls are no longer confined to plastic cups. Now they are appearing in ice cream bars, in ramen, and even on pizza!
3. Normally, the drink is served in a large plastic cup with a sealed lid. But new shops have adopted unconventional cup styles. Now, you might find bubble tea in glass bottles, plastic bags, or even lightbulbs! Edmontonians can find the latter at this year’s Taste of Edmonton thanks to I Love Bubble Tea!
Make sure to pick up a Mango, Strawberry, Taro, or Lychee flavoured bubble tea from one of Edmonton’s best boba spots at this year’s Taste of Edmonton!