Tapioca-filled Taiwanese drinks not your area of exper-teas? No problem. We’ve compiled a small glossary of bubble tea-related drinks, toppings.
by Lucy Wang
Chewy spheres with a faint, sugary aftertaste. They’re lumpy but smooth, springy but soft, gooey but sleek. Nevermind. There are no words that do tapioca justice.
Same as tapioca, but smaller and with a beadier texture.
Juice-filled spheres that burst when chewed. Think Fruit Gushers, but colder and not as valuable to trade and barter at recess.
Sweet, gelatinous cubes with the texture of Jell-O and the consistency of something artificially yet delectably chewy. Flavors include herbal, lychee and mango.