National Bubble Tea Day

National Bubble Tea Day is observed next on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 (66 days from today).

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National Bubble Tea Day on April 30 every year celebrates the best of milk teas, including signature cream milk tea, refreshing green tea, and fruit jelly.

National Bubble Tea Day on April 30 has only been around for a short while, but we're already boiling with excitement at the thought of celebrating this quirky beverage. Effervescent tea aficionados can't get enough of the sweet creamy tea drink garnished with tapioca balls that look like pearl bubbles floating on top. The addition of National Bubble Tea Day to the calendar gives credence to both the Taiwanese-origin drink and its later trendy pop culture.

History of National Bubble Tea Day

Tea shakes and milky drinks became popular in Taiwan's night markets in the 1980s when teahouses started selling drinks covered with black and white tapioca with balloon-like decorations. “Bubble tea,” also known as “boba” or “bubble tea,” attracted a cult following, quickly becoming a part of Taiwan's youth pop culture and spreading rapidly from Taiwan throughout Asia.

Which tearoom first added tapioca flour, called "pearl" to the bubbly tea and milky drink popular with night market crowds, is disputed, although two teahouses in the Taiwan diocese claim to tea. Pearl.

The founder of teahouse Chun Shui Tang in Taichung, Taiwan first started serving cold Chinese tea after noticing the popularity of cold served coffee while traveling to Japan in the 1980s. Owner Liu Han-Chieh credits its tea room product development manager, Lin Hsiu Hui, for inventing bubble tea. While playing with her at a meeting in 1988, she accidentally dropped some pudding with tapioca flour into her cold tea. As a result, the drinks impressed the other attendees so much that the drink recipe was added to the tearoom's menu, much to the delight of the guests.

Another famous tea is made by Tu Tsong, the owner of Hanlin Tea Room in Tainan, Taiwan, who says he invented "bubble tea" in 1986. His inspiration comes from white tapioca balls that look like pearls in the Ya Mu Liao day market. He added some "pearls" to cold tea, creating the first "bubble tea". When he mixes brown sugar into his tapioca recipe, the pearl color turns black. He started serving his bubble tea with both black and white pearls, much to the delight of customers.

Regardless of who created the first delicious sweet milk tea drink with tapioca "pearls" floating playfully on top of the foam, some say bubble tea has become an iconic export. Taiwan's best in the 21st century. Bubble tea finally appeared in cafes belonging to college and university campus on the West Coast of the United States in the 1990s, reaching Taiwanese students. The drink was first offered only as a menu item in local Asian restaurants. But Asian-American youth in those regions quickly recognized “boba” as they were called, and it became an iconic symbol for Asian students seeking familiarity with distant cultures. Boba stores opened in response to the beverage's growing popularity, becoming the Asian-American coffee shop's equivalent of the American coffee shop as a community gathering place.

Why celebrate National Bubble Tea Day?

National Bubble Tea Day is a remarkable occasion to celebrate with friends and loved ones. It urges every bubble tea enthusiast to pick up a boba straw to enjoy a wonderful beverage tailored with various toppings, different sugar levels to taste, and most importantly, ice!

National Bubble Tea Day dates back to the 1980s when was the period that Taiwanese people designed or released a drink that featured a rare combination of natural fresh tea, creamy milk and the excitement of the delicious bubbles.

The characteristic froth of bubble tea is called boba or tapioca and is made from tapioca, which is known to be able to complement various drinks when fortified. Therefore, National Bubble Tea Day is celebrated to give enthusiasts an enjoyable enjoyment regardless of whether they are a milk tea lover or non-dairy tea lover, integrating a mixture of ice, sugar and a variety of flavors to create a wonderful beverage.

National Bubble Tea Day is for everyone, that's why many ingredients have been integrated to diversify the recipe, which gives your boba crafting an extra sense of exclusivity to your taste. This day therefore demands your creativity, inspiring you to personalize your bubble tea to achieve a particularly fun sweet, rich and bubbly taste in your drink.

Some reasons for National Bubble Tea Day being loved

  • It brings us a taste of Asian pop culture

Sometimes we forget that our country is a melting pot of many wonderful cultures whose flavors are blended together while preserving the unique characteristics of each culture. The energy that surrounds the bubble tea industry is a way for Americans to experience and enjoy another country's youthful culture.

  • It reminds us to be creative

It is so easy to focus on problems that we forget to look at the world around us and see the possibilities. Bubble tea reminds us that inspiration is everywhere if we take the time to scrutinize it.

  • It makes us like kids once more time

We are all children when it comes to bubbles. Sipping on a frozen sweet boba with a “bubble” floating at the top that sink down to the bottom of the glass just to be taken out and eaten is child’s play for adults. No one can resist the attraction when playing with this drink.

How to celebrate National Bubble Tea Day

  • Post on social media

Among the ways you can observe National Bubble Tea Day is by posting it on social media using #NationalBubbleTeaDay. This will go a long way in ensuring that more people know and actually acknowledge the day this amazing dessert was developed.

  • Take part in the bubble tea making contest

You can also hold a bubble tea making contest and then reward the most creative preparation, which is one of the most effective ways to make sure that the National Bubble Tea Day is never forgotten by time.

  • Learn a new bubble tea recipe

You can also learn a new way to make bubble tea, by using different ingredients or by mixing a variety. The idea behind this auspicious day is to ensure that the meaning of National Bubble Tea Day is maintained and appreciated.

  • Treat yourself or your friends to a cup of milk tea

Another way to celebrate National Bubble Tea Day is to go for dessert alone or with friends and loved ones. This will be important as it will be a very engaging way to observe this day while at the same time making sure that the people around you appreciate it as well.


National Bubble Tea Day has been observed annually on April 30th.


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Kung Fu Tea on February 8th, 2018

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