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Soft drink in Taiwan

Let's take a look the culture of milk tea.
Milk tea
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Speaking of Taiwan, many people may think of bubble tea (or pearl milk tea, tapioca).

The beverage originated in the mid-1980s at Chun Shui Tang, a teahouse in central Taiwan’s Taichung City, when manager Liu Hsiu-hui added milk and her favorite dessert, fenyuan or tapioca balls, into some of the tea drinks. The rich and ice-cold sweetened tea with frothy foam “bubbles” on the top and the little black tapioca “pearls” at the bottom received a surprisingly good response from customers.

Retrieve from Bubbling Up Around the World

In 2017, The first “Taiwan Pearl Milk Tea Festival” was recently held in Times Square in New York. What was the reaction of foreigners to milk tea? Let’s take a look.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

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