No, darling, it’s NOT caviar, it’s boba and it’s FABULOUS! And La Diva has NEVER seen it in Miami! La Diva and her sidekick, DJ Nevah L8 were enjoying a leisurely (but hot!) bike ride bayside when I noticed a tiki stand selling bubble tea! I had to stop, as La Diva frequently indulged in the odd bevvie while living in Sydney and Los Angeles.
La Diva always sat with the groovy Asian girls at the colorful boba shops at the mall and in Chinatown in Sydney but was never quite sure where the exotic drink actually came from. After a bit of research, I found it actually originated in Tawain but is popular throughout Asia! Boba is a tea drink that has tapioca balls or “pearls” on the bottom. The pearls come in two sizes and many colors, please don’t ask La Diva what else is in them! She just knows they are weird and wonderful. And…whoever invented this was thinking as boba drinks are provided with an extra wide straw to suck the gelatinous delights up!
Want to try one? Go on, darling, be brave! Check the tiki hut outside Bayside in downtown Miami in front of the carousel and you’ll find the bubble tea vendor. A fiver will get you one large boba in mango or green tea latte (made without dairy) Not too sweet and very refreshing until suddenly you are hit in the back of the mouth with a tapioca pearl! FUN & DELIGHTFUL!
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Originally posted 2009-01-11 21:41:00.