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  1. ShinkanPo Titanium Belt

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    I read the Wiki until I reached this part
    Now I am really getting scared buying local tea and other food products who knows what these cheap shits are putting into our food.
     
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    You drink tea without milk? WTF?

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    It isn't the same thing. I add milk to hot English tea, I always have. This isn't hot. There are loads of these shops here.
     
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    I had a pina cola milk tea (not actual alcohol) with boba and coffee jellies and it was heavenly.
     
  5. ICHEERTHEBULL Brown Belt

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    from the look of it no. I drink tea with milk, this looks like milk with a dash of tea
     
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    Milk is for plebs... So probably?
     
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    Yeah. It really is lovely though, just not something you'd go and drink with as high tea at The Ritz with your girl friends.

    Okay, but what even is it?
    The word “boba” can refer to either a broad category of chunky drinks — including everything from iced tea with tapioca pearls to fresh juice loaded with fruity bits — or black tapioca pearls themselves. Boba tea, bubble tea, and pearl milk tea — in Taiwan, zhenzhu naicha (珍珠奶茶) — are essentially different names for the same thing; the monikers differ by location, but also personal preference. (In the U.S., the East Coast favors bubble tea, while the West prefers boba.) Whatever you call it, in its most basic form, the drink consists of black tea, milk, ice, and chewy tapioca pearls, all shaken together like a martini and served with that famously fat straw to accommodate the marbles of tapioca that cluster at the bottom of the cup.
     
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  8. Kjeewb Banned Banned

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    I’ve never seen it only heard of it
     
  9. Rand M Arthur Purple Belt

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    It's a British thing, I believe. And it is disgusting. I like my tea black, like my soul.

    It's a latte, but with tea
     
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    There's a stall at the Asian food court close to where I live, but I never tried it, as I'm cheap and it tends to be twice the price of a regular drink.

    It's also why I don't drink alcohol...
     
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    It's not a British thing, it's Asian.
     
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    Someone told me it's been around the M62 highway for years.
     
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    I was in Taiwan for work about 7 years ago, a work colleague brought me a milk tea for afternoon break. So awful, and I like drinking black/green/oolong tea, never again. And what is up with those fucking jellies as well, disgusting.
     
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    The jellies and tapioca are the best bit! I guess it depends on the flavours, I haven't triied the taro.
     
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    Boba? It’s always been a thing here in LA. But it’s gotten huge over the last 10-15 years.
     
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    That whole deal was disgusting to me, but the lemon iced teas are epic (though you need to make sure they don't put too much sweetness into it)
     
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    So this is Bubble Tea?

    I've seen a few shops and wondered what they were.
     
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    It's not a fad here, it's been a thing in Thailand for a very long time.
     

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