Bubble Tea aka Boba Tea’s original origins come from the “Chun Shui Tang” Shop in Taiwan during the early 1980’s. The founder – Liu Han-Chieh was observing how Japanese folk would serve cold coffee and applied the same concept but to his iced tea. Liu Han-Chieh also, claimed that while dabbling with tea – using cold milk and adding an array of different flavored syrups, fruits and tapioca pearls, he created Bubble Tea.
In the 1990’s it became really popular across different areas in East and Southeast Asia…
It has many names. Some of the other names often used for this beverage include:
- Pearl Milk
- Bubble Milk
- Boba Juice
- Momi Milk
- Boba Nai Chai
- and a ton more!
In 2006 Bubble Tea in New York City and New Jersey was established by Gong Cha, which happens to be one of the most reputable brands worldwide. In fact, Gong Cha in New York City and New Jersey holds the highest prestige amongst other brands and shops internationally. Gong Cha is well known in the industry and by consumers for its quality teas and impeccable service.
Gong Cha Shops were first founded in 2006 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Gong Cha immersed immensely into the Bubble Tea market and conquered it with their premium, quality teas and other products and services offered by Gong Cha in New York City and in New Jersey shops.
Gong Cha in Taiwanese means “tribute tea for the emperor,” which is an ideal name for such a highly successful and regarded brand, which caters and takes pride in their products and the services they offer to their loyal customers.
The fact of the matter is that Bubble Tea has made its way into popular culture in the streets of New York City and New Jersey. It is considered to be a street food. However, one of the very cool things about Bubble Tea in New York City and in New Jersey is that it’s bridging cultures as Bubble Tea becomes more accessible to the public.