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The New Chapter of Boba, Right Here in California

The New Chapter of Boba, Right Here in California 1

According to The New York Times, boba tea or bubble tea “was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, is internationally beloved, with many millions of drinkers worldwide, and an essential part of social life for many Americans”. While boba is highly demanded in America, boba has always been imported from overseas.


Our CEO, David Fan, who has been drinking bubble tea since he was 10, said he hoped boba could one day follow the route of pizza — an immigrant food that, over time, became distinctly American. “That’s why we want to make the whole process transparent,” he said. “People are only afraid of things they don’t know.”


It’s been a long journey for our team to learn the technique of boba-making with months of R&D and testing until we landed. Fanale Drinks and Boba Guys are partnered up and excited to introduce our sister company US Boba Co. and the new factory in Hayward, California.


We would like to express our excitement by sharing today’s article on The New York Times. Thanks for connecting us to the community with a nice introduction of our passions and mission. We are looking forward to maintain this upward momentum with quality products and hard work.

The New York Times: "They've Made Lots of Bubble Tea. Now They'll Make the Pearls Too"

What are the Key Components to Bubble Tea? 0

What are the key components to bubble tea? 

Bubble tea is a unique drink with different layers of taste. You first start with a powder and syrups for flavoring. Powders contain a non-dairy creamer so when mixed with tea or water and/or ice a creamier slush will be produced.

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You Can't Have Bubble Tea Without Fresh Tapioca 0

Fresh Tapioca

Fresh tapioca is key to any bubble drink. The tapioca is often referred to “pearls” and must be soaked well before cooking. While cooking they rehydrate by, absorbing water up to twice their volume. After rehydration, tapioca products become leathery and swollen. Processed tapioca is usually white, but sticks and pearls may be colored.

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Jelly Toppings for Bubble Tea and Snow Ice Explained 0

What is jelly?

Contrary to popular belief these are not made out of gelatin.  They are actually made from coconut meat, or konjar, a vegetable by product. They have been around for a long time within many Asian desserts and snacks. Recently they have been used as an alternative to tapioca for bubble tea.  

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What is Oolong Tea and What are the Benefits? 0

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. This traditional tea is created using a unique process that gives that tea it’s special quality. The tea has a unique tasting flavor that differs from green and black teas. Oolong falls between a green and black tea and is considered the most beneficial.

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