Chai latte is so five minutes ago compared with this drink. Trendy Southern California is drinking in the latest Asian fad: bubble tea. A popular import from Taiwan, the frothy beverage is a mix of tea, milk, sugar and giant black tapioca balls, served hot or cold. The gummy rounds are the size of small marbles, and are sucked up, with a little effort, through an extra wide straw.
Trend starts with a tea
December 13, 2000