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Does anyone know if you can get bubble tea, aka "boba milk tea" and "tapioca (ball) milk tea" in Dubai? I got hooked on this stuff while living in the US and would love to endulge in it here during hot summer days.
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Never heard of it so had to google it. Sounds interesting, but sweet. I've never heard of it in Dubai, but there are recipes for making it yourself. One recipe called for black tapioca, which I'm sure you can find at Dragon Mart as there are several stores that sell Chinese products.

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Does anyone know if you can get bubble tea, aka "boba milk tea" and "tapioca (ball) milk tea" in Dubai? I got hooked on this stuff while living in the US and would love to endulge in it here during hot summer days.
Thank you.
There is a new shop selling Bubble Tea drinks opening in Dubai Mall in the next month or so. It's called Bubbles and Boba.

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Yes, indeed! Love the stuff, I got hooked on it in Hong Kong!

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There is a new shop selling Bubble Tea drinks opening in Dubai Mall in the next month or so. It's called Bubbles and Boba.
What the heck is this drinks after all, is it a hot beverage or cold one, how does it tastes. I was wondering if someone can tell me what exactly it is.

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Bubble tea I think is Chinese. Although I'm not Chinese, I grew up in a Chinese neighborhood just north of Toronto and got addicted to this stuff years ago. My wife being Asian also loves this stuff. It's a cold drink with or without tapioca balls, made with various types of tea's or fruit. And you drink it with a big straw.

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What the heck is this drinks after all, is it a hot beverage or cold one, how does it tastes. I was wondering if someone can tell me what exactly it is.

Bubble tea is the name for pearl milk tea and other similar tea and juice beverages which contain a tea base mixed with fruit and/or milk. Ice-blended versions of the drinks, similar to slushies, are also available, usually in fruit flavors. which contains small chewy balls made of tapioca starch, called "Pearls" or Boba!

The boba is sucked through a wide straw, which is kind of an event in it self. So you end up eating your drink. Its massive in the US and Asia. Try it
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Being from the US I'm also very addicted to this stuff. I actually found a place in the Mall of Emirates food court that sells bubble tea. It's just the regular flavor though - better than nothing. I forgot the name of the restaurant - I think it's the Mongolian BBQ or one of the Chinese restaurants.

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Thank you guys for the info. Will try the MOE one until the place in Dubai Mall opens up. Can't wait!

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