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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"

Taiwanese Top Desserts : Aiyu Pudding 0

Aiyu pudding/jelly is one of Taiwan's most popular dessert a unique topping for Bubble Tea, Frozen Yogurt and Snow Ice. The jelly is made from a different fig seeds that have been broken down. Aiyu is only found in Taiwan and Eastern Asia. 

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Top 5 Bubble Milk Tea Toppings 0

Bubble Milk Tea is growing in popularity here in the states. Bubble Tea is a refreshing drink from Taiwan, made up of many  ingredients such as Tea, Milk, Juice, Assorted Flavorings, Fresh Fruit, and much more. They can be shaken or blended, hot or cold, with our without toppings. Bubble Tea has an immense number of possibilities! 

Adding toppings to Bubble Tea is half the fun. Most people only have their bubble milk tea with only tapioca (pearls). It's time to give some variety to your bubble tea. Adding different toppings to your drink is a great way to explore new flavors and textures. This holiday try something new. We present our top 5 have to try bubble milk tea toppings:

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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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Taiwanese Shaved Snow Ice 0

 What is Taiwanese Shaved Snow Ice? And why is it so delicious?

Taiwanese Shaved Snow Ice, also known as snow cream, milk cream, snow fluff and shaved snow ice, has recently become a huge hit in Los Angeles with places like Blockheads, Class 302, and Kuma Snow. Before it became popular in Los Angeles it was popular in Hawai'i, but even before that, it originated sometime in the 1990s from a nightmarket stand in Taipei, Taiwan. Its original name in Chinese, xue hua bing, translates to "snowflake ice" due to its super fine crystal consistency. What makes snow ice so popular however, is its ability to balance the iciness with a creamy, almost gelato-like taste. The creator of Kuma Snow, Tira, said "it’s like eating snow and tasting ice cream".

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