Health Benefits of Bubble Tea

 
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Bubble tea, native to Taiwan is a tea-based drink that has gained a lot of popularity in the past couple of decades. It was initially a favorite among Taiwanese kids, but it has become a popular choice among adults for its sweet taste, a vast array of flavor combinations, unique ingredients, and health benefits. 

Bubble tea is made up of a tea base (black, green or white), which is mixed with milk and tapioca balls or fruit jelly. Ice is usually blended into the mixture, thus creating a smooth or slushy drink. There are numerous types of fruits and syrups that can be added to bubble tea, but the most popular varieties are bubble milk green tea and bubble milk tea. Mixing the variety of fruit jelly, milk, and teas, means there are hundreds if not thousands of various combinations of bubble tea.

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So, what does it taste like? 

The taste of this type of tea is entirely dependent on the fruit syrups or flavors you decide to put into the drink, the fruit jellies as well as the base flavor of the drink. Flavors can range from sweet and saccharine to nutty and earthy, with some varieties even being sour and bitter. Some of the most popular flavors include passion fruit, mango, strawberry, banana, watermelon, ginger, chocolate, and kiwi. 

Is Bubble Tea good for your Health? 

Bubble tea may have a bad reputation due to cases where it poisoned some users. However, if you pick the right ingredients and avoid adding excess sugar, bubble tea can be good for you. In the typical tea shop, bubble tea usually includes condensed milk and sugar which increases the calories of the beverage, thus making it into the unhealthy range. However, there are healthy alternatives to prepare this drink, especially if you are making it at home. That means it’s possible to have a completely healthy version of bubble tea, which presents you with an array of substantial health benefits: 

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  • Strengthens the Immune System
    Green tea is one of the most popular flavors of bubble tea, and it’s known to contain numerous antioxidants like catechins which help the immune system through prevention of oxidative stress. Moreover, adding fresh fruit to the drink, like strawberry or mango also gives you a substantial dose of vitamin C, which further boosts the immune system. 
  • Energy Boost

    The sugar and caffeine found in green, black or white tea make this famous Taiwanese beverage an excellent source of energy. While you do not want to overdo this drink, a healthier version with less sugar can enhance your metabolism.

  • Energy Boost
    The sugar and caffeine found in green, black or white tea make this famous Taiwanese beverage an excellent source of energy. While you do not want to overdo this drink, a healthier version with less sugar can enhance your metabolism. 

  • Heart Health
    A sugar-rich and high-calorie diet aren’t always ideal for your cardiovascular well-being, but if you make a healthy version of bubble tea, the anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants in the drink can strengthen the blood vessel walls and prevent the arteries from forming plaque. 

 

Please keep in mind that these benefits are widely negated if you take a typical, calorie and sugar-rich bubble tea. The best way to enjoy the health benefits is by preparing your own healthier version of the beverage at home. 

If you don't have the time to prepare your boba tea or haven't tried it yet, please visit our bubble tea shop! We plan on opening more locations very soon.