Today’s interactive game Doodle celebrates bubble tea, also known as boba tea and pearl milk tea. Honeydew, matcha, raspberry, mocha – no matter the flavor, don’t forget to mix in some bubbly balls made with fruit jelly or tapioca. Bubble Tea gained such popularity globally that it was officially announced as a new emoji on this day in 2020.

History and Significance

The origins of bubble tea can be traced back to a small tea shop in Taichung, Taiwan, called Chun Shui Tang. In the 1980s, the shop’s owner, Liu Han-Chieh, began experimenting with new ways to serve tea, and eventually came up with the idea to add tapioca pearls to the drink. The new drink, which he called “pearl milk tea,” became a hit with customers and quickly spread to other shops in Taiwan.

Bubble tea quickly gained popularity in Taiwan and other parts of Asia, and eventually spread to other parts of the world. Today, bubble tea shops can be found in many cities around the globe, and the drink has become a popular and iconic part of Taiwanese culture.

International Tea Day and its Significance

The significance of bubble tea lies in its popularity and cultural impact. The drink has become a symbol of Taiwanese culture and has played a role in introducing Taiwan to the world. Additionally, the drink’s unique texture and flavor, along with its ability to be customized to individual preferences, has made it appealing to a wide range of people.

Bubble tea is also significant for its role in the global tea industry, as it has helped to introduce a new generation of consumers to tea and has also led to the creation of many new tea-based products and innovations.

In recent years, bubble tea has also become a significant trend in the global food and beverage industry, leading to the opening of many bubble tea shops and the incorporation of bubble tea flavours in other food and beverage items.

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