June 28 is National Tapioca Day!
I was never really a fan of tapioca pudding growing up, so about 12 years ago when I was introduced to boba and bubble tea, I really wasn't interested in trying it. Since boba was explained to me like a soft gummy bear that has a sweet taste, I gave it a try.
Tapioca pearls are make from the starch of the cassava root. When cooked, these pearls become a sweet chewy ball with a gummy bear texture. Tapioca pearls or boba are added to various drinks, such as tea, milk, juice, smoothies, and coffee.
Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea
So today, I'm enjoying National Tapioca Day with boba...
Can I Please get a Boba Straw?
Photos by Jay Terauchi