You might call it bubble tea, boba tea, or something else entirely. Whatever it goes by, our Strawberry Cheese Foam Boba Tea recipe is both refreshing and entertaining, thanks to those little tapioca balls floating around inside, not to mention a luscious layer of cheese on top.
This cheese foam boba, created by Alyssa Wang, combines two Taiwanese beverage innovations into one bright and creamy drink.
Bubble tea originated in 1980s Taiwan, where Liu Han-Chieh, a tea shop owner, added tapioca balls, or boba, to give his refreshments extra appeal. It was a hit! The trend spread to other parts of Asia, and in the 1990s it gained a following in the United States.
Cheese tea is also traced to Taiwan, but in the 2010s it quickly gained global attention thanks to social media. People love the thick and creamy texture as well as the flavor versatility—taste it for yourself with this cheese foam boba that makes the most of strawberry green tea.