Boba, Oh Boba!

If you haven’t heard of Boba Tea (or Bubble Tea) as some refer to it then prepare to be smitten. This Taiwanese delight, previously unknown in the United States mass market is being warmly welcomed by a brand new customer base. is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung in the 1980s. Consisting of a tea base shaken with fruit or milk. Tapioca balls or fruit jellies are often added. The “bubble” refers to the foam created by shaking the tea, which itself is called “pàomò. Different flavorings can be added to bubble tea. Some widely available fruit flavors include strawberry, green apple, passion fruit, mango, lemon, watermelon, grape, lychee, chocolate, coffee, mocha, barley, sesame, almond, ginger, lavender, rose, caramel, violet, and Thai tea. A favorite location for our (sometimes daily) Boba is Coco Fresh Tea & Juice, located at 11301 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (Btwn Corinth Ave & Sawtelle Blvd.)

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