What are Tapioca Pearls?

To make Tapioca Pearls, or boba, harvesters extract starch from cassava plants – roots that have been cultivated in South America for over 5,000 years. During the process, a starch ball of 0.5-1 centimeter in diameter is mixed with water, sugar, and spices. The color and taste of boba can vary depending on its ingredients.

While the original boba is white, today’s popular black boba acquire its color and flavor from brown sugar or honey. Our boba manufacturer adds a caramel filling to enhance the tapioca pearls’ flavor. This results in a sweet and chewy texture loved by everyone.

At Tapioca Express, we work closely with our manufacturer in Taiwan to meet our strict guidelines. The boba must satisfy our mass, density, moisture content, and sweetness requirements. Because we want our customers to experience the best quality, we discard any unserved cooked boba after four hours. So, relax and enjoy Tapioca Express’ unique flavors!