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Popping Boba vs Tapioca Boba - What's the Difference? 1

What's the difference between these two very popular items and when do you use them? An inside look at the qualities of both Popping Boba & Tapioca Boba so you can make the best decision.

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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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What's Popping Boba and Why is it so Popular? 0

Popping Juice Boba

Popping Juice Boba is a little juice ball that has become increasingly popular along with the frozen yogurt craze. It is also known as Bursting Boba, Popping Boba, and Bursting Fruit Bubbles. A little smaller than the regular tapioca boba, the Popping Juice Boba is filled with fruit juice and and "pop"s when bitten into.

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What is Taro, and What Makes It so Popular? 2

Is taro a root or a fruit? Where did it come from, and is it good for me? How do you eat Taro? Read up on its history and nutrition here, plus some delicious recipes!

Taro Bubble Tea, Taro Flavoring Powder, Honey Taro, and Taro Pudding mix available for purchase here at Fanale. (Taro Bubble Milk Tea available at Ice Husky locations!)

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 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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