Google is marking the popularity of Bubble Tea with a fun and interactive Doodle! Today, the Google homepage has been transformed into a virtual Bubble Tea shop, where users can mix and match different ingredients to create their perfect cup. The Doodle is a nod to the global phenomenon of Bubble Tea, which has taken the world by storm in recent years.
Google is celebrating the global popularity of Bubble Tea, also known as Boba Tea and Pearl Milk Tea, with a fun and interactive Doodle. On this day in 2020, it was announced that the iconic drink would be given its own emoji, and Google has selected January 29 to mark this special occasion.
To celebrate the milky and tangy beverage, Google has come up with an adorable and interactive Bubble Tea Doodle that allows users to create their own milk tea concoctions and run their own shop. Users can play as a Formosan Mountain Dog who operates a bubble tea stand in the midst of a rainy forest and make five drinks, each progressively harder than the last, before closing shop for the day.
The origins of the beverage can be traced back to traditional Taiwanese tea culture, dating back to the 17th century. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that the bubble tea as we know it today was invented. Over the past few decades, the drink has exploded in popularity and continues to evolve as shops around the world experiment with new flavors and additions.
In the Google Bubble Tea Doodle, players can fill the cup with each ingredient, including milk and boba balls, and reach a certain line to make the perfect cup of bubble tea. After each drink is completed, customers line up their straws and poke through the lid in a satisfying way.
Google wrote on its Doodle page, “As waves of Taiwanese immigrants over the past few decades brought this drink overseas, innovation on the original bubble tea continues. Shops around the world are still experimenting with new flavors, additions, and mixtures. Traditional tearooms across Asia have also joined in on the boba craze, and the trend has reached countries like Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and more!”
Whether you’re a fan of classic Bubble Tea flavors like honeydew or taro, or you prefer to experiment with unique combinations like matcha and mango, the Google Doodle is the perfect way to celebrate this delicious and versatile drink. So take a break, join the interactive game, and celebrate the love of bubble tea today!
In its long form, Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink that originated in the 1980s. It has become famous for its unique combination of sweet flavors, chewy tapioca pearls, and creamy milk. Bubble Tea can be made with a variety of teas, including green tea, black tea, and oolong tea, and can be flavored with syrups, fruits, and even coffee.
Here’s how to make Bubble Tea at home
Bubble Tea Ingredients:
1 tea bag of your choice (black, green, oolong)
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup tapioca pearls
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Steep the tea bag in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
Cook tapioca pearls in boiling water with sugar for 8-10 minutes until they become translucent.
In a glass, combine steeped tea, cooked tapioca, and milk.
Add ice and mix well.
Enjoy your homemade Bubble Tea!
Whether you’re a fan of classic Bubble Tea flavors like honeydew or taro, or you prefer to experiment with unique combinations like matcha and mango, the Google Doodle is the perfect way to celebrate this delicious and versatile drink. So take a break, make yourself a cup, and join the global Bubble Tea craze today!”