Ah, is there nothing more refreshing in summer (and any time of year) than a cold cup of bubble tea? The silky jasmine (or taro, or peach, or lychee, or almond) flavors sliding over your tongue and the sweet chewiness of tapioca bubbles… Bubble tea has been the centerfold of many a late night gossip session. It is the drink of choice when I’m sitting in a park and pondering over far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells and a prince in disguise (god I do love that movie!).

Some taro bubble tea: