National Bubble Tea Day is celebrated every year on April 30. For those unfamiliar, bubble tea is a delicious and refreshing drink that originated in Taiwan and has since spread worldwide.
It’s made with tea, milk, and tapioca pearls and comes in various flavors. Whether you like your bubble tea sweet or savory, there’s a flavor for everyone. These days, bubble tea can be found in cafes worldwide.
In honor of this day, why not try making your bubble tea at home? All you need is some good quality tea, milk, sugar, tapioca pearls, and a little bit of time!
The Origins of Bubble Tea
Bubble tea originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and has since spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world. While there are many different interpretations of how bubble tea was born, the most common story is that it was created by accident by a Taiwanese tea shop owner named Lin Hsiu Hui.
One day, while Lin was making her usual cup of tea, she accidentally dropped some tapioca balls into her cup. Her curious customers loved the new drink and started asking for it by name – “bubble tea” – and the rest is history!
When Taiwanese Americans sought to recreate Taiwan’s unique boba store experience in their hometowns in the United States in the late 1990s, boba made its debut in this country. Bubble tea has become a mainly Asian American cultural phenomenon in the United States during the past 20 years.
But the more important question is, when is national bubble tea day? Let’s find it out!
National Bubble Tea Day
In the US, National Bubble Tea Day is on April 30 and has been celebrated since 2018. To honor a growing bubble tea community, Kung Fu Tea started to celebrate National Bubble Tea Day in the USA on April 30. Also, Taiwan officially declared April 30 as National Bubble Tea Day.
The date isn’t random; there is a reason behind it. So, on April 30, 2010, Kung Fu Tea was founded, and to celebrate their’s 8th birthday, they created National Bubble Tea Day (National Boba Day).
Kung Fu Tea has 403 stores in the United States. They can be found in other countries as well: Canada (3 stores), Cambodia (2 stores), and Taiwan (13 stores). Soon, Japan should be on that list too, because they’ll open a store there.
A few years ago, I visited one of the stores in New York and was pleasantly surprised. They offer authentic flavors and try to bring the best possible experience for the clients. I recommend you visit them as well, and why not do that on National Boba Day? They usually have some special offers on that day as well.
Celebrating National Bubble Tea Day
Now that you know more about bubble tea, it’s time to celebrate National Boba Day! There are many different ways to celebrate this special day. Here are a few ideas:
- Buy your favorite bubble tea from a local shop or restaurant.
- Make your own bubble tea at home using our recipes.
- Share photos and memories on social media using #NationalBubbleTeaDay.
- Try out a new flavor or ingredient combination. Be adventurous!
- Check out this list of the best bubble teas in America and plan a road trip to try them.
Wrapping It Up
National Bubble Tea Day is a day to celebrate the deliciousness of bubble tea! This refreshing beverage originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and has become popular worldwide. Since 2018, National Boba Day has been celebrated on April 30.
There are many ways to enjoy bubble tea on National Bubble Tea Day. You could try making your bubble tea at home or head to your local bubble tea shop for a tasty treat. You could even experiment with different flavors and toppings if you’re feeling adventurous.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and celebrate National Boba Day!