Bubble tea has developed into a major fad in the Seattle area. Certain neighborhoods have multiple bubble tea shops, all serving hundreds of sweetened fruit and tea drink lovers. It’s good stuff, though if you’re not a tea-drinker, don’t worry — many flavors have no tea at all. (I just drank a strawberry bubble tea that was essentially strawberry milk. But who doesn’t like that?) And if the tapioca pearls scare you don’t worry about that, either. You can get the drinks sans tapioca.
My favorite bubble tea shop is Honey Moon Milk Tea in the Uwajimaya food court, followed by Yunnie Bubble Tea on the Ave. But if I’m looking for another place to try, there is always BobaFind.com, a site with a database of tea shops. Type in your zip code and you’ll find where this delicious drink can be found in your area.