The History of Pearl Milk Tea

Although you may call it momi, boba, tapioca, or bubble tea

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The idea of putting tapioca into drinks has been around for many years.
The popularized form of the drink is from the island nation of Taiwan.
Pearl milk tea has four core ingredients:

  1. Milk
  2. Tea
  3. Sugar
  4. Tapioca Balls
Some of the most prominent milk tea spots in the South Bay area are:
  • Fantasia,which was first in the area, founded in 1997,
  • Ten Ren, a long-standing chain from Taiwan,
  • and Cafe LaTTea, a local, independently owned shop.

    If you would like more information on the subject,
    feel free to e-mail me at bboon@ucsc.edu