Bubble Tea: All You Need To Know About This Taiwanese Tea


Bubble tea is a beverage that has gained popularity in Asia. The drink is a popular photogenic drink even on the internet. Read to know the benefits of this tea

Written By Kashmira Patil | Mumbai | Updated On:
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There are many tea lovers out there who like to experiment with their teas. It could be green tea, iced tea, black tea, or even tandoori tea, tea lovers have tried it all. There is a new tea that has taken the internet by storm, bubble tea. This tea has become a sensation in the Asian market. It not only gained popularity in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, but it is loved by Indians as well. Bubble tea is basically from Taiwan and is well-known for its sweetness and also its extensive range of flavours. Bubble tea is made by blending tapioca pearls, milk, and iced tea. Bubble tea is also popularly known as Boba milk tea. 

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Here are all the health benefits and side effects of Bubble tea:

Bubble tea is basically made using a scoop of tapioca pearls, fruits, fruit puree, and loads of sugar. The bubbles, also known as tapioca pearls, are found at the bottom of the glass of this photogenic beverage. These pearls are extracted from the starch from cassava roots, which is a vegetable found in South America.

The health benefits of bubble tea include its high calcium content. Researchers have concluded that the tapioca pearls that are used in bubble tea are loaded with several essential vitamins and minerals required by the body. The healthy bubble tea with less sugar contains iron, which is a mineral essential for the body to make hemoglobin and myoglobin which are two essential proteins present in the blood and muscle tissue. This drink also reportedly contains a small amount of zinc, copper, selenium, and manganese. 

As it is said that there are two sides of a coin. Bubble tea is not just healthy but also has certain side effects. The researches have suggested that the tapioca pearls found in this famous tea contain harmful chemicals that could affect your body. Excess amounts of anything could be harmful to the body. This is why bubble tea should be consumed moderately. One should switch to healthy flavour options instead of using sugar syrups. Bubble tea is also loaded with sugar, which is why it is not suitable for people with diabetes.

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