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I need an explanation
Will someone please explain this bubbly tea thing to me?

What is it? Why is it So Cool? Do they have it in the chicago metro area?
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cider From: cider Date: September 3rd, 2002 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)

It's liquid form.

You can read more about what it is here. I'll see if I can track down some spots in Chicago that have it. I mean, shit, if I can find it in KC, you can certainly find it in your neck of the woods. :)
bizetsy From: bizetsy Date: September 3rd, 2002 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)

bubble tea, eh.

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea=a huge fad on the West coast, as were close to Asia, homes. Looks like you have a good link above. It's everywhere here. Honeydew is kinda good. Those bubbles are black tapioca balls. Gross. You can get the tea without them though. Some people LOVE it here and are so addicted.

Note: average bubble tea drink = 600 calories and lots of fat (cream is a big ingredient.)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: bubble tea, eh.

I'm thinking since the only place I can find it is in chinatown, which is not exactly close to my house, I may have to wait for trying bubble tea until I am somewhere where it is more prevalant.

P.S. -- Miss you! Hope everything is good with you, darling!
cider From: cider Date: September 3rd, 2002 10:26 am (UTC) (Link)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Thanks!

but it look slike I'd need to drive an hour for this tea. :( I do not think it tempts me that much, so I should save it for sometime when I am near a mecca of bubbletea. :)
summer_queen From: summer_queen Date: September 3rd, 2002 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmmmm. Pearl Tea. I haven't had any of the odd varieties, just plain ol' black tea with milk and "bubbles." Yummy. But then, I'm a tea freak (we'll drink a cup of regular tea for you at our next tea outing!).
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I wish I could come -- write all about your next outing, hm?
haberlach From: haberlach Date: September 3rd, 2002 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
It is yummy. I particularly like cold Lychee milk tea with pearls and hot buckwheat(?) tea with pearls.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
what's Lychee?
haberlach From: haberlach Date: September 3rd, 2002 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
http://www.savoirfaire.ca/episode_archive/4_recipe_2.3.html

Lychee nuts are sort of like little soft kiwi-type things, usually pickled in syrup. They are incredibly sweet and have a sort of melon-y flavor, I guess.
From: grapesoda Date: September 3rd, 2002 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'll explain...

gak!
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'll explain...

not exactly good cuisine? :)
bene From: bene Date: September 3rd, 2002 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
my friends call it snotballs out here (they're also addicts)
i call it kinda icky and if i'm going to consume that many carbs/fat/cals i'm going to have good pizza or cheesecake.
swoobysnacks From: swoobysnacks Date: September 3rd, 2002 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a very hip thing out here too. Japanese in origin, AFAIK. The tapioca balls are like little boogers of love in my milk tea. :)

maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I hadn't already had someone give me the boogers reference to the bubble tea, you might have grossed me out more.

But still. Ew. Are you and Susan coming back for the workweekend?
swoobysnacks From: swoobysnacks Date: September 3rd, 2002 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You betcha. I got the time off work already and we have our flights.

I worked for _many_ years on that Pioneer cabin project; this will be the first time I actually get to see it...
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 5th, 2002 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
eeeeeexcellent!

all the MORE reason to go!
c_vista From: c_vista Date: September 3rd, 2002 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

*wave*


Pearl tea. Yum. I first saw it a couple of years ago down on Irving St in the city. I thought 'Ew. That looks gross.' Much, much later, I got the opportunity to try one and, as others have said, they are addictive. I like the honeydew and thai tea the best.

BTW, I found your LJ in a majorly roundabout way. *wave*
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 3rd, 2002 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *wave*

HI!!!!!


Wow, how cool that you found me! I want to know everything that's going on with you -- no really. :) There's so much to catch up on. Are you still enjoying SF? how's the job, how's the social life, when are you getting to chicago, etc etc. :)
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