Bubble tea has taken the world by storm, but how good for you is the tapioca tea? Photo: Alamy Bubble tea has taken the world by storm, but how good for you is the tapioca tea? Photo: Alamy
Bubble tea has taken the world by storm, but how good for you is the tapioca tea? Photo: Alamy
Jason Hung
Opinion

Opinion

Jason Hung

Sugar overload or social media star: is Taiwanese bubble tea good or evil?

  • Taiwanese bubble tea has taken the world by storm, and has become an Instagram and Facebook hit
  • The tapioca tea, however, is far from healthy, with eight to 18 spoonfuls of sugar in each cup

Bubble tea has taken the world by storm, but how good for you is the tapioca tea? Photo: Alamy Bubble tea has taken the world by storm, but how good for you is the tapioca tea? Photo: Alamy
Bubble tea has taken the world by storm, but how good for you is the tapioca tea? Photo: Alamy
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Jason Hung

Jason Hung

Jason Hung is a visiting researcher at Stanford University, a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) fellow at Clinton Foundation and a freelance writer at The Diplomat. He worked as an intern at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNECAP).