FAQs about the trendy drink Bubble Tea
BfR FAQs, 10 October 2012
Bubble Tea is a trendy drink which is popular especially among children and adolescents. The colourful beverage consists of green or black tea which is mixed with milk and fruit syrup. As a special feature, the drink contains little balls made of starch some of which are filled with a sweet liquid. Bubble Tea is served with a wide straw through which the Bubbles are sucked up.
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is often asked whether the consumption of Bubble Tea poses any health risks. Below, the BfR has answered questions on the trendy drink Bubble Tea.