National Bubble Tea Day

National Bubble Tea DayNational Bubble Tea Day

Celebrate National Bubble Tea Day on April 30th. While the day itself is fairly new with the first National Bubble Tea Day taking place in 2018, the importance of bubble tea, or Boba as it is often called, as an item of cultural and generational significance cannot be overlooked. 

Spearheaded by New York’s Kung Fu Tea, National Bubble Tea Day celebrates the fun fruity drinks that originated in Taiwan’s night markets. In the 1980s, tapioca balls were added to popular shaken milk and teas. There are two tea shops that claim they were the first to add the bubbles to bubble tea: Chung Shui Tang tea room in Taichung and Hanlin Tea Room in Tainan. 

Whichever was the first, the bubble tea, or pearl tea, trend was off and running. The drink quickly became a favorite with Taiwanese youth and spread throughout Asia. Boba was eventually brought to the US by international students’ demand. While first only available at grocers and shops that cater specifically to Asian customers, the trend has now grown to the point that bubble tea is a common inclusion on cafe menus in most major cities. 

Celebrate National Bubble Tea Day by trying your hand at making your own Boba tea or just hit up your favorite local bubble tea shop to try a new flavor. Many places that serve bubble tea have deals and promotions to celebrate the day, so it’s the perfect time to try this tasty treat.

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