National Bubble Tea Day

Bubble tea drink (Janet Ortiz-Macias)

Some of you may ask what bubble tea is, and why it is so popular. Bubble tea is a sweet, Taiwanese drink famous for its dark tapioca balls, and wide colorful straws.

The National Bubble Tea day is celebrated on April 20th every year. Bubble day was established in 2018 by the company Kung Fu Tea on their 8th anniversary, after reaching their popularity in the United States on April 30th, 2010. 

The drink is also known as bubble milk tea, bubble juice, Boba tea and Boba. Over the years Boba has been expanding all over the world, after its invention in the 80’s by Chun Shui Tang teahouse. When one person was eating a sweetened tapioca pudding, then they poured tapioca balls into the ice tea, everyone ended up loving it. 

The flavors have been expanding, making new creations, and offering new options for that taro balls with alternatives such as strawberry, mango, passion fruit and green tea. The flavor options may vary depending on the location of the world you are in. According to the website, Mexico has hibiscus flowers in their menu, India has condensed milk and Persian rosewater flavored tea. 

All you can do to celebrate this day is enjoy your favorite Boba drink, trying a new flavor or maybe trying Boba for the first time.