Best of the Maldives: Bubble Tea – Amingiri

Aminigiri - bubble tea

You can’t turn a corner in London without seeing a bubble tea outlet, and yet this Taiwanese drink craze has yet to hit the Maldives. There are a few establishments in downtown Male, but only Amingiri offers it (“a modern take on bubble tea” no less) at its Sip Tea Lounge. Bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, tapioca milk tea, boba tea, or boba) most commonly consists of tea accompanied by chewy tapioca balls (“boba” or “pearls”), but it can be made with other toppings as well, such as grass jelly, aloe vera, red bean, and popping boba. It has many varieties and flavors, but the two most popular varieties are pearl black milk tea and pearl green milk tea.