Another thing I have never had….
Is boba or bubble tea vegan? Well, it varies and if you enjoy bubble tea, it’s smart to ask the shop you purchase it from.
Bubble teas, a popular drink in Asian cities, are blended teas or fruit juices with tapioca balls floated in the cup. Generally served cold with a fat straw so that the boba (tapioca balls) can be sucked up. Tapioca is a plant based starch, so that is not the issue. However, most bubble tea is sold in a powder form that is meant to be blended into milk. Some of the powders contain “non-dairy creamer” which likely contain animal ingredients. Some mixes however are vegan and could be blended into soy or rice milk.
So in this instance, it pays to ask.