Just substitute cubes of dry ice for tapioca pearls and you’re in bidness, you’ll be staying au courant.
As seen in the West Bay:
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Honestly, I forget which part of the Avenues I was in* when I saw these stores. Anyway, it looks like they’re talking about each other, non?
Now, Sweet Delite is claiming to be original…
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But so is the Quickly. See?
Can we call this one a tie and then move on?
“Bubble tea, also known as foam tea, is a sweetly flavored tea beverage invented in Taiwan in the 1980s. Drink recipes may vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. Ice blended versions of the drink are also available, usually in fruit flavors.
One of famous categories of bubble teas is “pearl milk tea” (also known as “boba milk tea” and “tapioca (ball) milk tea”) contains small chewy balls made of starch like tapioca (cassava), potato or sweet potato called “pearls”, “fenyuan” or “boba”. Pearls made of jelly are also available in many places. These teas are shaken to mix the ingredients, creating a foam on the top of some varieties, hence the name.
Bubble tea originated in Taiwan in the 1980s, first spread to nearby East Asian countries, migrated to Canada before spreading to Chinatowns throughout the United States, and then to various college towns along the West Coast.”
*So they might not actually be in West Bay Proper, which is anything west of 19th Avenue / Park Presidio…
I’ll tell you, the easy ones, they’re easy to predict. You know, your BART cop homicide, your Michela Alioto-Pier second-term-as-a-Supervisor case, your Bicycle Plan injunction lawsuit - you can easily see how those legal disputes are going to end up months and years before final resolution. But how about this one, how about the brouhaha over the recent “Pension Tsunami – The Billion Dollar Bubble” report from our Civil Grand Jury?
Take a look at this one and see what you think. You Make The Call:
Anyway, that’s what just got posted at the City Attorney’s website this AM. Check it:
“In accordance with state law governing Civil Grand Juries, the City Attorney’s Office has responded to jury members’ findings and recommendations about City employee pension and health care benefits.”
This one is beyond my ken, obliviously.
But, you’re smart, check it out.
Just a taste, after the jump.