Friday, August 29, 2008

Bubble Tea.

Originally posted on 8/20/08

Lately, I am completely loving bubble tea. Wikipedia defines bubble tea as, "Bubble tea, also called "Boba" is a tea beverage that originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and migrated to Canada before spreading to Chinatown in New York, then trendy spots throughout the West Coast[1]. The literal translation from Chinese would be pearl milk tea (traditional Chinese: 珍珠奶茶; Hanyu Pinyin: zhēnzhū nǎichá; Tongyong Pinyin: jhenjhu nǎichá). The word bubble refers to "bubbling", the process by which certain types of bubble tea are made, and not the actual tapioca balls)".


I absolutely adore bubble tea. My favorite is jasmine milk tea with little ice and extra tapioca. It is so yummy! I think I need calm my addiction to the wonderful tea though because as of late, I am visiting my favorite tea house, Tapioca Express, nearly every day. At $4.87 or whatever the cost, that is starting to add up. I guess I don't really buy anything else so if I spend that much everyday or every other day, that's okay.

Tapioca Express is a franchised tea house. They have locations in Canada, Washington, California, Nevada and lastly, Texas. The location I visit is owned and operated by David. He's a very friendly fellow and always remembers my drink, which makes me happy and also one of the reasons why I continue to return. You can find out additional information about Tapioca Express by clicking the photo below.


I basically started drinking decaf tea to replace my daily latte. I no longer drink caffeinated drinks due to my anxiety and panic disorder (I honestly think panic attacks are caused my our diets-things we consume on a daily basis. This can range from different types of foods to drinks). Since I've cut caffeine out of my diet, my panic has been so much better. Yea!

If you are ever in Houston and want to try a great bubble tea, I recommend visiting David at Tapioca Exress. Their address is:

3311 West Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77005
TEL: (713) 668-7778

They have all different types of teas and you don't have to get tapioca in your tea. They can also blend your drink like a smoothie. They also serve a small amount of Asian food as well.

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