pearl tea

bubble tea

noun
a frothy E Asian beverage consisting of sweetened tea with milk or flavorings, usually served over black pellets, or pearls, of tapioca.
Also called boba tea, pearl tea.
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bubble tea
 
n
a cold drink, originally from Taiwan, of tea infused with fruit flavouring, shaken to produce bubbles, and served over tapioca pearls in a clear cup. It is usually drunk through a very wide straw

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Main Entry:  pearl tea
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a frothy Chinese drink of iced tea, milk, and flavorings and served over gummy black balls (pearls) of tapioca; also called bubble tea, pearl milk tea, black pearl tea, tapioca tea, Boba tea, [Boba milk tea]
Etymology:  1983-88
Main Entry:  pearl tea
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See bubble tea
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