Bubble Tea Time


Bubble Tea Time is a discussion series that focuses on topics relevant to the Asian American community and provides an opportunity for informal conversation between students who are interested in issues related to identity, history, media, and other topics.

Past discussion topics include: 

  • Ally Development
  • Mental Health
  • Politics
  • Spirituality
  • Stereotypes
  • Family Expectations

For more information, please contact Aaron Parayno, Graduate Assistant, for more details.

What is bubble tea?

In 1983 Liu Han-Chieh introduced Taiwan to tapioca pearls. The new fad was to add tapioca pearls into a favorite drink. Most of the time tapioca pearls were served in cold infused tea. The tapioca pearls also looked like bubbles, thus also became to known as “bubble tea.” Bubble tea is generally split into two types: fruit-flavored teas, and milk teas.