Wu Fu Yuan Tapioca Pearls (Boba) - 8.8 oz

Tapioca pearls, also known as tapioca balls, are small, translucent spheres made from tapioca, a starch derived from the cassava root. These pearls originated as a cheaper substitute for sago in Southeast Asian cuisine. Typically measuring between 5-10 millimeters in diameter, tapioca pearls are available in various forms such as black, flavored, popping, mini, and clear.

The texture and color of tapioca pearls can be varied by adding different ingredients such as water, sugar, or honey. Tapioca pearls are commonly soaked in sugar syrup, which gives them their signature chewy texture and sweetness. When used as an ingredient in bubble tea, the pearls are often referred to as boba, bubbles, or pearls.

Tapioca pearls are popular in teas because of their unique texture, which adds a fun, chewy element to the drink. The flavor of the pearls is typically neutral, with the tea providing the primary flavor. In addition to bubble tea, tapioca pearls can also be used in desserts, soups, and other dishes to add texture and a touch of sweetness.