Here I describe my first encounter with bubble tea and observations in Japan, Austria and Thailand while exploring the roots and various developments of this beverage.
Since I read about tea plantations in the northern part of Chiang Rai prefecture, Thailand, I decided to visit one of the plantations. This May, I finally took the chance.
When I first visited the Iruma City Museum (入間市博物館), I learned about different local tea cultures around Japan. In this blog entry, I want to talk about one of them: bukubuku-cha, which is a local way of enjoying tea in Okinawa.