Bubble tea, which fuses Asian tea with milk or fruit syrups and sometimes contains balls of tapioca, originated in Taiwan and has most recently spread in popularity to North America and Europe, in addition to Malaysia.
Balls of tapioca lie at the bottom of a cup of mango-flavored bubble tea at a bubble tea cafe. In addition to tapioca, candies or jellies are sometimes part of the creation.
It looks like dessert, but it's actually tea.
The tea's popularity has surpassed that of large coffee chains in some South East Asian countries.
A young woman sips bubble tea.