Definition of boba
: bubble tea Usually when you find something solid and chewy in your drink, it's time to call for the waiter. But that's what boba drinks are all about. They're a concoction of either tea or juice combined with milk, fruit syrup, ice and—the surprise—small marbles of tapioca. More than one person has likened drinking boba to finding a Gummi Bear in your smoothie. But these drinks, in flavors like sour plum and kumquat-lemon and sipped through an extra-wide straw, are the latest fad beverage on the West Coast.— Jeffrey Ressner, Time, 5 Feb. 2001 The restaurant, which served boba, smoothies, frozen yogurt, desserts and vegan-friendly food, closed in late September … — Gary T. Mills, Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), 20 Oct. 2011
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