My Bubble Tea Obsession Continues in San Francisco
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My Bubble Tea Obsession Continues in San Francisco, San Francisco, California (B)

My latest and greatest obsession is bubble tea. Strangely enough, I love English Breakfast tea with almond milk and Stevia, but I’ve never been a fan of iced tea of any kind. Then why bubble tea? Because it’s like nothing else I’ve ever had before, it’s fun, and I can find almond milk or non-dairy options. Combine that with my love of travel and naturally, I was going to search for bubble tea while in San Francisco.

TSG Tip: Bubble tea doesn’t refer to the bubbles or tapioca pearls, but to the bubbles that form while prepared. The process involves shaking the tea, thus producing bubbles.

But first, what is bubble tea as they call it on the East coast or boba tea on the West coast? It’s a hot or cold beverage served with boba or these tapioca pearls or balls. The tea-based drink was invented in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980’s.

TSG Tip: Did you know that the word boba is slang for “big boobs” in Taiwan? So you might not want to casually call out that you want some boba. Know what I mean?  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Bubble Tea Obsession Continues in San Francisco
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marian Krueger
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plentea
  • Boba Guys
  • ShareTea

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