The Rise of Bubble Tea in 2020
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The Rise of Bubble Tea in 2020

Seriously, this drink came out of right field!

The Rise of Bubble Tea in 2020
Marc Anthony Brown

With 2020 there has been a lot of death, destruction, and overall depression

The world literally on fire and there are very few things that bring joy to the people of Earth. What's the point of life if every day we inch closer and closer to death?! Well… Boba seems to be on the rise.

One thing I've noticing over the last year is the rise of Boba Tea. According to Wikipedia, Boba/Bubble Tea is: "A tea-based drink originating in Taichung, Taiwan in the early 1980s that includes chewy tapioca balls ("boba" or "pearls") or a wide range of other toppings."

I remember first hearing about this peculiar drink from TikTok, like everything this day new topics and ideas seem to always come from that platform

I was getting a lot of California skaters and twenty-year-olds on my For You Page and occasionally they would do those "Day in my life" vlogs. In their vlogs, they would talk about going to the Boba shop and that drink kept coming up and up to the point I brought up Boba to people who never heard of it. So, as I saw this drink more and more I obviously wanted to at least try it. I am not the biggest tea fan, and I didn't want to try some blend of milk and tea, it reminded me of a frappuccino or whatever it's called.

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However, the day came where I would try Boba! I was chilling with my friend Madison at Crocker Park up in Cleveland. We were just finishing up talking with one another when she suggested picking up some Boba; apparently, there was this new shop that just opened up that I didn't hear about at all. Once we walked in, she helped me go through their iPad menu to select a product. After placing my order and receiving my drink, I took my first sip and it was delicious! The tingling sensation with each sip made my taste buds dance, and the tea was not as strong which was another plus for me.

Ever since then, I've seen Boba pop up more and more

It's in T.V. shows and animated movies as well as right here in Athens with that new Boba Tea store on Court Street. If you haven't tried it yet, I defiantly recommend it, it's such a unique drink and I think with what 2020 has brought all of us, we need a little happiness in our lives.

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