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Posted 7/8/15
In my neighborhood is a new Quickly Store and its super popular with younger people do people like Bubble Tea kinda different pops in your mouth
My first glance at menu I thought maybe Japanese but owner say Vietnamese influence.
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Posted 7/8/15 , edited 7/8/15
Boba milk tea originated in Taiwan but has become super popular in the last two decades. The best stuff is still in Taiwan, though.

I used to like it but the stuff in the US can't compare and is much pricier. And I've stopped drinking sweetened stuff. I'll have it once in a while but not every other day anymore.

The best is when the boba is perfectly cooked and isn't pasty on the outside or powder/hard at the core. The tea should be neither too strong nor too sweet. I used to make boba milk tea at home and also helped my older cousin back when I was still in Taiwan. She now has her own cafe/restaurant in Taichung. Bug & Bee.

My favorites were matcha milk tea and royal milk tea. Chocolate or coffee milk tea can be decent as well, but I dislike adding tapioca or anything to it.
Posted 7/8/15
You mean bubble tea?
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Posted 7/8/15 , edited 7/8/15
There are lots of names for it. Boba, bubble, tapioca, pearl, etc. I call it boba because it's the closest thing to what most people called it in Taiwan. There's no translation that sounds like zhenzhu, so boba it is.
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Posted 7/8/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

There are lots of names for it. Boba, bubble, tapioca, pearl, etc. I call it boba because it's the closest thing to what most people called it in Taiwan. There's no translation that sounds like zhenzhu, so boba it is.


Making it yourself seems like good call the stuff they sell over counter is way tooo sweet for me
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Posted 7/8/15 , edited 7/8/15
Yeah, it's best with liquid creamer rather than powdered, too. I used liquid and could never go back to powdered. You could ask for reduced or half sugar. Most, if not all, places should honor the request.
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I know people who are obsessed with Quickly but I've never been that fond on them. Tbh I think the tapioca bubbles are disgusting and the milk tea aside (which I can get for cheaper at any other asian bakery), everything is too sugary.
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Posted 7/8/15
I prefer drinking my milk tea with grass jelly. Idk if its me or not but i find the pearls a bit too sweet. . . . Then again could be the drink itself.
Posted 7/8/15
My neighborhood has a Bubble Tea place but I've never drank it. Maybe one day.
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WAKEandBAKE420 wrote:

I know people who are obsessed with Quickly but I've never been that fond on them. Tbh I think the tapioca bubbles are disgusting and the milk tea aside (which I can get for cheaper at any other asian bakery), everything is too sugary.


I have family members who have neurotic childhood picky-eater fears of getting (ick!) pulp in their orange juice--
I've had bubble tea once, and how they would react to berries, lichi nuts or tapioca bubbles in their drink, I...really couldn't say.

(And even then, I only ordered it because every Asian restaurant in our college town was advertising "Bubble tea", and I thought "Sparkling peach green tea?--Yummy!"
Turned out not to be those kinds of bubbles.)
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Posted 7/8/15
Oh my gawd, I love Boba! It's like my drug.
Especially Taro...
Yumm!
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