The Taiwanese tea is a blend of black tea ice cream, milk , fruit syrup and balls of tapioca ,  and since the 80’s one of the most typical drinks of the country that gave its name to drink. But in addition to being quite popular in Taiwan , the peculiar recipe has also become famous in Brazil, where there are already some franchises specializing in the sale of the product.

A company located in Belo Horizonte brought to Brazil the Taiwanese drink made with the herb and fruit bubbles. The “Bubble Mix” has more than ten Brazilian companies that are betting on the Taiwanese tea market .

The investment to open a company with this type of specialty costs around R$ 160,000, with fees, installation and working capital already included, according to the Novo Negócios website .

In an interview published in Gazeta do Povo , the tea specialist and owner of Caminho do Chá, Daniele Lieuthier, commented on the appreciation of the drink in Taiwan. “Bubble tea is as popular in Taiwan as brigadeiro is around here,” he reveals.

The tea recipe can also have adapted versions. There are some types of drink that contain ingredients such as condensed milk, green tea, coconut milk, cube gelatin, fruit syrup, among many others. “I’ve already tried a bubble tea in which the tapioca balls exploded in the mouth, releasing a different flavor”, said Daniele.

How to Make Taiwan Tea


-1 mature mango;
-200 ml of skimmed milk;
-100 ml of sago pearls (tapioca);
– Camellia sinensis leaf tea (or 1 green tea bag with jasmine);
-2 tablespoons of sugar;
-100 ml of water;
-Honey to taste.

Method of preparation

Cook the sago pearls and, when ready, place them in a container, leaving a few tablespoons of the cooking water to prevent them from sticking together. Add honey and sugar and mix with sago.

Prepare black tea as usual. Once ready, strain the drink and let it cool in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes.

Cut the mango into small pieces and place them in a blender along with skim milk, water and sugar to taste. Beat until it forms a homogeneous mixture. Add mango juice with iced tea and sago pearls. If you prefer, add ice cubes.

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Benefits and properties of Taiwanese tea

The main ingredients that make up Taiwanese tea are rich in proteins , amino acids , vitamins , carbohydrates , mineral substances , among several other nutrients.

The drink is considered an excellent natural antioxidant , helping to protect healthy cells from the damage that free radicals can do to them.

In addition, Taiwanese also contributes to lowering bad cholesterol , prevents high blood pressure , benefits the heart and blood vessels, and even helps control blood sugar levels .

Due to Camellia sinensis present in tea, the drink is a natural stimulant (contains caffeine), diuretic, slimming, has anti-cancer properties and delays aging.

The fruit in tea also helps improve digestion, improve skin health, strengthen the immune system and benefit the eyes.

The sago strengthens bones, promotes healthy weight gain and even prevents problems such as anemia.

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Taiwan tea contraindication

Taiwanese tea is a safe drink, but if consumed in excess it can cause some damage to health.

Excessive drinking can cause problems such as headaches and muscle pain, nervousness, anxiety crisis, stomach problems, tachycardia, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, urinary frequency, colitis, irritability and gas.