Bubble tea, pearl tea, or boba tea are a few of the names for a refreshing drink made with fruity tea or milk (tea made from real fruit, naturally, tastes a lot better than drinks made from flavored powders). A good boba shop offers lots of flavors.

The “bubbles” are big, slippery tapioca balls that sink to the bottom. A fat straw let’s you suck ‘em right up. It’s a beverage you both drink and chew!

Pei has discovered that you can buy vacuum packed tapioca that’s been partially cooked, so it requires only 5 minutes of boiling. Look for it in Asian markets.

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