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The Boba Pro Tip You Should Master
By Camryn Teder
The Taiwanese beverage boba tea is made of a combination of tea, milk, and sugar, which is topped with chewy tapioca pearls. However, the unique plastic seals on boba tea can confuse boba newbies, so here is a boba pro tip that can save you some spills so you can enjoy the refreshing drink stress-free.
If you put your thumb at the top of your straw before stabbing your boba tea’s lid, you will create an air-tight lock on the straw and prevent spills on the point of impact. However, don’t use too much force, as even the strongest boba cup has its limits.
Ordering boba can be intimidating because of all the choices, but luckily, most bubble tea stores have a "cheat sheet" on top of their menu that will help you determine a drink's size, temperature, texture, and/or sweetness level. Black tea with milk and boba is a classic choice, but you can also experiment with different syrups, bases, and toppings.