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Tapioca & Its Impact on Bubble Tea!

Many of you who have tried Tapioca pudding in the past, know that Tapioca are chewy, pearl like looking, tiny balls, which are typically sweet in taste. However, people who've never heard of Tapioca and are now just hearing about the trending Bubble Tea from Gong Cha USA Franchise want to know all about Tapioca and the impact it has had on the delicious beverage - Bubble Tea, which is also, known as Boba Tea. With that said, we are here to answer a bunch of questions that you may be asking yourself about Tapioca and Bubble Tea and/or Boba Tea. For starters, Bubble Tea originates from Taiwan. Bubble Tea became really popular amongst school kids in Taiwan. Gong Cha USA Franchise tea shops have played a great role in spreading Bubble Tea worldwide including in The United States with Gong Cha tea shops in New York City and in New Jersey. What makes Bubble Tea really unique and delicious is the Tapioca pearls that are used in these drinks. Typically, the Tapioca pearls used in Boba Tea are much bigger than the ones found in Tapioca pudding and the chewy Tapioca pearls float around this popular beverage. Here are some cool facts you may want to know about Tapioca, especially if you haven't had your first Bubble Tea and/or Boba Tea beverage, which we highly recommend: Before Tapioca pearls are added to Bubble Tea and/or Boba Tea they look like perfectly, small round balls. However, before Tapioca is turned into adorable little balls, they look like a root. Tapioca comes from Cassava Root, which is also, known as "Yuca" in many parts of the world. Cassava Root is typically cultivated and consumed in tropical regions, such as Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic and other Caribbean regions and countries in South America. Although, Cassava Root started off in Northern Brazil as time passed - it made its way across Africa, Asia, and South America. Cassava Root is primarily valued for its capabilities to cultivate in soils that are low in nutrients. Despite this disadvantage, they harvest rather rapidly, which is pretty great to say the least… Furthermore, Cassava Root is very much loved for its culinary versatility. There's an array of ways that Cassava Root can be utilized. For example, it can be used in soups, it can be mashed up (like mash potatoes) and it can be fried, much like French fries. Last, but certainly not least - Cassava Root is used to make Tapioca! Basically, Tapioca is a starch, which is extracted out of the Cassava Root. It's often used as a thickening element in many types of foods. For instance, it can be made into flour. It is extremely similar to the consistency of cornstarch. In addition, it can be beamed into Tapioca pearls that vary in size. However, we like it best when it's in Gong Cha's Bubble Tea. Needless to say, with the recent frenzy of Bubble Tea in New York and New Jersey - it is safe to say that, Tapioca has had an immense impact on Bubble Tea and/or Boba Tea, as Bubble Tea just wouldn't be what it is if it wasn't for Tapioca pearls. For the best Bubble Tea - we highly recommend that you visit one of Gong Cha tea shops in New York City and New Jersey. Gong Cha Bubble Tea is highly reputable, as Gong Cha USA Franchise believes in only using quality ingredients and they refresh all their teas every four hours. Certainly, when you have a Bubble Tea at a Gong Cha tea shop, you'll be having a freshly brew beverage with the very best ingredients available. We guarantee that you won't be disappointed with all the flavors of tea available at Gong Cha tea shops and the array of variations that you can customize your Bubble Tea/Boba Tea. Best of all Gong Cha's Bubble Tea in New York City and in New Jersey is perhaps, the funniest beverage that you will ever have the pleasure of enjoying!  


By Gong Cha USA

Posted on April 20, 2018