Wednesday, February 27, 2008

This isn't my usual teatime experience, but it was quite enjoyable just the same. Instead of my favorite hot black tea, I'm drinking bubble tea. You can see the large tapioca pearls in the bottom of the cup. It is great fun to coax them up the extra large straws that have slant cut bottoms designed for this purpose. I've heard that bubble tea or boba originated in Taiwan in the early 1980's. It comes in many delicious fruit flavours and can be made with black or green tea.

There are no dainty sandwiches or scones with lemon curd, but there is a hearty and delicious noodle bowl. Mine came with a large piece of chicken, but it is also available with beef. It is served with bean sprouts, lemongrass, fresh basil and chilies. I had this great combination of food and drink at "Pho Mimi" Vietnamese Noodle House in Duluth, GA.

11 comments:

Steph said...

Hello, there! I wanted to say "thank you" for visiting my blog! I have had bubble tea - isn't it an interesting beverage? The one I had was a little sweet for my preference, but I did enjoy it. There is such a following of bubble tea in certain demographics! I find it fascinating to watch its spread across the US. Here in sheltered Midwest, we now have bubble tea!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog home and the precious comments you left. I have never had bubble tea but it sounds interesting, I think children would love it :).

Frivolitea said...

Hello! The bubble tea and the noodle bowl sound delicious. I have never tried bubble tea but would like to some day. Best to you!

Totallyscrappy said...

Thanks for visiting me! You'll have to come again and we can have some tea with my flopped cake. :)
I'm not sure about that bubble tea...

justabeachkat said...

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome.

It looks like you're new to blogging. Welcome. It's been a blessing to me.

Hugs!
Kat

parTea lady said...

Thank you ladies for leaving comments. Someday I hope to actually get this blog up and running. In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy all your wonderful blogs.

Dr. John Kim said...

Hello,

This is Dr. Kim. I wanted to invite you to a time of sharing tea. You can call 678.814.1333 x 1 and let them know that you have been invited by me.

John Kim, MD MPH

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for visiting Delights of the Heart today. I do enjoy bubble tea.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have yet to try this type of tea. Yesterday my family and I were at a Thai restaurant and they had thai tea on the menu and it looked quite interesting as well.

Tanya said...

You're making me hungry! Of course it doesn't take much but the tea and noodles look delicious. Thanks for stopping by Cottage Glamour. Keep plugging away at your blog. I still have so much to learn but the blogging community is very generous with their help and comments!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello~ I'm new to your charming blog.
I've not been brave enough to try bubble tea. Even though there's a tea shop 3 mins from my house. I do love the traditional teas and cafes with the bitty sandwiches. We only have one thats by appointment only. I prefer to walk in when the mood for a cup hits me.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

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