Tapioca pearls are gummy-like spheres made from starch and casava root, a plant native to South America. The drink originated in Taiwan in the 1980s when a tea stand added the “boba” to its frothy tea drinks to create imaginative, new beverages. Because the drinks had tapioca pearl “bubbles” at the top and bottom, the drink became known as “bubble tea.”
Smoochies also serves fruit shakes, milk teas, fruit teas paired with our sweet and savory crepes.” Variations of the creamy-texture drink come in classic and island flavors and are made from mangoes, avocado, coconut, corn and other fruits.
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