Don’t you just love a refreshing sweet drink with a little munch?
Boba tea, otherwise known as bubble tea, typically contains a tea base that is blended with milk or fruit juices and layered with chewy tapioca pearls (aka boba or popping bubbles) at the bottom. Although invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, the drink has seen a surge in popularity over the last decade, prompting many boba shops to open up and offer customers unique blends and flavors of tea and chewy pearls or fruit jellies.
The newest passenger on the boba bandwagon is Dunkin’ Donuts. The doughnut chain is now serving Popping Bubble Iced Tea, a drink that consists of iced green tea paired with strawberry tapioca pearls. Also new to the menu is Bubble Iced Coffee, a blend of rich iced coffee and yummy boba pearls.
Dunkin’s signature beverages are “sweetened with brown sugar syrup and new brown sugar-flavored bubbles for delicious sweetness” and are also served with a “special, extra-wide Bubble paper straw,” according to the chain’s official description.
Only certain locations in the Northeast have been testing out the Bubble Iced Tea and Bubble Iced Coffee— five storefronts in New York and five in Massachusetts.
Dunkin’s signature drinks, as well as Dunkin’ Refreshers, Sparkling Dunkin’ Refreshers, Summer Shandies, and Layered Iced Tea will only be available until August 18.