Google is celebrating bubble tea’s rise in global popularity – also known as pearl milk tea – with an interactive doodle game on its homepage featuring Taiwan’s indigenous Formosan Mountain Dog and other familiar doodle characters!
The minigame of this doodle allows players to run their boba tea shop. As soothing melodies play, they must fill cups with appropriate ingredients until they reach a line.
What is boba tea?
Bubble tea has quickly become one of the most beloved drinks around. This fun beverage offers a refreshing and enjoyable sip in various flavors to satisfy every palette. Composed of a liquid base flavored with tapioca or jelly edible pearls for texture, the beverage features black or green tea as its primary beverage, but other drinks like slushies, fruit juice, coffee, or even oat milk may also be used as bases – its name itself being known by different aliases including pearl milk tea, Boba tea or tapioca tea.
Google Doodle was created to honor the growing popularity of boba tea, an ancient Taiwanese drink typically served cold and either sweet or savory, that has quickly spread throughout the United States and many cities and towns alike. The Doodle depicts a Formosan Mountain Dog operating a tea cart where players must click buttons to serve customers different types of boba tea. Each customer can order different flavors; your goal should be to fill each customer’s cup until it reaches a dotted line and achieve three stars on every round if possible! While it can be simple and fun, it is frustrating when you are unsuccessful at getting all three stars.
Boba tea first gained popularity during the 1980s in Taiwan before it spread to America via Asian immigrants. Soon after its introduction, it quickly became part of American culture and is now enjoyed globally. Beyond simply being an enjoyable beverage, boba tea symbolizes Asian-American identity and expresses pride in one’s heritage.
Boba tea has quickly become an American cultural phenomenon and can now be found at almost every Starbucks nationwide. Other restaurants and Asian markets also sell this beverage, making it popular with people of all ages and backgrounds – it has even inspired an award-winning board game!
Not only can stores sell traditional boba tea, but many also provide iced boba smoothies and lattes with added boba for those seeking an added sugar kick. As these beverages may contain high quantities of sugar, it is wise to read labels carefully before purchasing and buying eco-friendly cups and straws, as these will reduce waste.
How to play
Boba Story is a game that challenges players to manage a Boba tea cafe and attract customers while serving drinks with delicious toppings. Any profits earned can then be used to unlock new rooms or ingredients.
The game starts with a short tutorial to provide players with an introduction to its basic gameplay, and players then must construct flooring and waiting areas to begin serving customers. As customers arrive, they request drinks; tap the Boba tea picture above them to prepare one, then wipe your counter – your drink will automatically be made and served to them! When customers have completed their order, they drop leaves displayed on the top-left corner of your screen as leaves earned.
Optimizing drinking counters and wait area capacity is critical to maximize and expand earnings. Players may add decorations to draw customers in. It is wise not to spend too much money initially on decor; instead, they should focus on building as many drinking counters as possible and serving more customers – this will allow for maximum earnings potential!
Once a player has earned enough leaves, they may purchase an Ingredient Card from the draw pile during their purchase phase and exchange it for stamps on their Boba stamp card – the first player who completes their stamp card wins the game!
Ingredient Cards and the Magic Den are not the only components of this game; other cards offer additional gameplay possibilities and possibilities. In the Magic Den, players can experiment with various combinations of ingredients to craft new drinks – an activity that may prove highly profitable with patience and hard work!
Players can hire employees to speed up their work and attract more customers. Currently, three employees exist – Mizu, Lily, and Joji – each with unique abilities that help serve more customers while earning faster rewards.
What are the ingredients in boba tea?
Boba tea involves tapioca pearls being cooked and then dipped in a sweet, sugary syrup before being added to hot or cold tea, sometimes mixed with milk and fruit flavorings, to provide texture and a unique flavor profile. You may even include other ingredients like fruit jelly or candies such as jellybeans. Many people enjoy drinking boba tea among friends and family; its popularity also extends into Asian restaurants and coffee shops, where its refreshing qualities create enjoyable dining experiences.
Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to bubble tea, an iconic Taiwanese dish that has since spread around the globe. Even its popularity was highlighted when emojis were created in 2020 to symbolize it! Today’s Google doodle features an animated Formosan mountain dog indigenous to Taiwan that owns its bubble tea stand and serves various animal customers, rewarding players when successful orders are completed successfully.
The mechanics of The Doodle are relatively basic, yet its gameplay can be highly engaging. A click-release mechanism offers players a small window of time to add each ingredient correctly; they’re then rewarded with a rainbow chime when their recipe comes together perfectly! Plus, new recipes are introduced, offering players new combinations and flavors!
While boba tea can be an indulgence, it should be remembered that its sugar content can be pretty high; some beverages contain up to 30-60g per drink and have many more calories than expected. Therefore, its consumption should only be considered an occasional treat rather than something to consume every day.
Boba tea can be found throughout various retail establishments, from specialty tea shops, coffee/smoothie cafes, and smoothie bars to some Asian grocery stores. Making homemade boba tea at home is even easier using one of several DIY kits available online or from specialty Asian grocery stores that include all the necessary ingredients and molds; it is an enjoyable way to experience this delectable beverage!
What are the flavors of boba tea?
As anyone who enjoys bubble tea knows, there is an endless variety of flavors to explore! One trend in bubble tea involves using flavored boba pearls. These traditional tapioca pearls coated in other flavorings offer sweeter textures than regular ones for even more refreshing drinks – you could even turn them into smoothies!
Today’s Google homepage includes an interactive doodle that allows people to run their bubble tea shop. This game is easy and entertaining, with cute cartoon dogs and an enjoyable soundtrack – players fill five cups with the appropriate mixture of boba, juice, and syrup and serve them up to their customers!
This interactive doodle celebrates Taiwanese bubble tea’s incredible rise to global popularity, even earning itself its emoji in 2020! Although there are numerous bubble tea flavors to choose from, all include some chewy bubble – often made of fruit jelly or tapioca pearls of various shades mixed in!
Bubble tea has many different ways of being enjoyed, making it an accessible treat for people worldwide. This doodle highlights more popular bubble tea flavors, including honeydew, matcha, raspberry, and mocha, all served with chewy boba!
There are now bubble tea shops in almost every major city, providing these refreshing beverages at virtually every turn. Some offer full menu service, while others specialize in certain beverages or regions.
Taro boba tea is currently one of the highest-selling flavors in the US. Other top-selling varieties include mango green tea, milk tea with boba balls, and Okinawa milk tea. While these may be some of the more popular types available today, there are hundreds of other unique tastes worth trying – it all boils down to finding what appeals most.