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The History of Tastea’s Green Boba Pearls

By now, you’ve probably heard of green eggs and ham. But green boba? That’s right!

California boba staple, Tastea Fresh Smoothies & Tea, has been serving up their signature green boba pearls or tapioca pearls since hitting the food and beverage scene in the early 2000s. Since then, their bubble tea shop has gained its fame to the boba-loving masses! Included us at Talk Boba.

One of the most frequently asked questions Tastea receives almost daily is “why is your boba green?”

And of course, like all questions, this is a great question! Well, we are here to answer that for you! But first, let’s learn the fundamentals a bit, just in case. It won’t take long.

What is boba or tapioca pearls anyway?

What is Boba or Tapioca Pearls?

Originated in Taiwan, boba is essentially a gluten-free starch ball made from cassava roots. Also known as tapioca pearls, it contains a chewy-like texture, most commonly produced in a brown-tinted color. Its versatility makes it a great add-on to almost any drink. Which is why it is added into milk tea very often.

So… why green boba pearls though?

Tastea’s bubble tea shop was formed and founded on creativity. With their fun boba, bubble tea and milk tea names and colorful spin on them, they tried to think of a way where they can we set themselves apart from the rest of the pack even more.

Then it hit…what about green boba?

Quickly, the green theme caught on and took the tea industry by storm. From their logo, to uniforms, and name tags, green became the company’s signature color. Today, Tastea’s green boba pearls has been a staple for the past 19 years and almost immediately recognizable among boba connoisseurs everywhere.

By the way, if you’re interested, we’ve written a longer more in-depth article about what exactly is boba or tapioca pearls that you can read here.

What Drinks Go Best with Green Boba Pearls?

Anything! This versatile add-on is designed to complement any drink to please your palate. From the traditional milk teas to the creamy blended beverages, their signature boba is guaranteed to take your experience to the next level.

Our personal favorite? We definitely suggest trying a Classic Milk Tea with honey boba. This drink is the perfect combination of sweet, creamy, and chewy all in one sip.

Making Green the Theme of Tastea

Within the past few years, Tastea has taken the “go green” theme even further by applying it to their business model. By moving away from styrofoam cups, minimizing plastic usage, and using food boxes made from recyclable material, green has since implemented itself to becoming their company’s culture. Their latest green effort is producing a set metal recyclable straws and reusable tumblers made available at all locations. 

Since opening, green has become a fundamental part of Tastea’s identity. So the next you visit a Tastea, add-in our signature boba to your favorite drink. We promise it’s worthwhile!

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