October 12th, 2012
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(CNN)'Bubble tea' has become an unexpected international sensation, spreading from the shores of Taiwan as far as Berlin, London and Mumbai. CNN's Pauline Chiou takes to Taipei's streets to uncover its popularity.

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    October 12, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  2. kelly

    臺灣各地還有很多值得品嚐的特色小吃及飲料,歡迎來遊玩品嚐

    October 24, 2012 at 6:35 am |
  3. Daniel

    I like bubble tea!!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:04 am |
  4. Henry

    Welcom to Taiwan to try it.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:07 am |
  5. Alan ying

    bubble tea is one of the best drink in Taiwan and i with you can come and try another food here

    November 19, 2012 at 3:10 am |
  6. Samuel

    Taiwan has more tasty food, and I think you will be captivated by Taiwan's food.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:12 am |
  7. Neil

    so many food in taiwan are delicious

    November 19, 2012 at 3:14 am |
  8. john tsai

    The beverage in Taiwan are really Interesting. When you walk into the store you will find how hard to decide what to drink.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:14 am |
  9. Grace

    The bubble tea is really good to take and there are also lots of delicious food in Taiwan except it. Welcome to Taiwan!!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:15 am |
  10. peter

    Taiwan, where has so many other tasty foods. Welcome to have a try. Maybe some looks disgusting, but I promise that all of them are taste good.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:17 am |
  11. Kevin Huang

    If you come to Taiwan someday,you should try it !

    November 19, 2012 at 3:17 am |
  12. eric

    bubble tea is very delicious and there are many delicious food in Taiwan

    November 19, 2012 at 3:18 am |
  13. Daniel

    Bubble tea is the most popular beverage in Taiwan.If you have a trip to Taiwan you have to try it.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:21 am |
  14. Augus

    Bubble tea is the best kind of drinks which can really symbolize Taiwan,
    it flavor is great, if you never teste before you can try it .

    November 19, 2012 at 3:21 am |
  15. Elaine

    bubble tea tastes great!!!
    It's the best symbolic of Taiwanese drink~~~~~

    November 19, 2012 at 3:22 am |
  16. Jo

    'Bubble tea' is really Taiwaness' pride.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:27 am |
  17. Mia

    Bubble tea is so nice and I hope you like it.
    Also,welcome to Taiman and try more other awesome food and dessert!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:28 am |
  18. Jack

    Although bubble tea tastes great, I like milk tea better.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:29 am |
  19. decvinia

    bubble tea was very special drink ~ that taiwanese love it
    but I think it's too fat.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:32 am |
  20. Yeh

    I like bubble tea
    I think it is the best drink in Taiwan!
    I can drink it everyday because it is tasty

    November 19, 2012 at 3:33 am |
  21. Lewis

    Bubble tea consist of tapioca and milk tea is initially invented and produced by Chun Shui Tang, which is the well-known cultural teahouse in Taiwan.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:04 am |
  22. chang

    Bubble tea is so amazing!
    Once you drink, you will so love that you never drink anything but bubble tea.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:28 am |
  23. thent

    It is not expensive and more cheaper than other country.
    We can use a few money to get a good drink in Taiwan.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  24. Jonny

    Drinking too much of this has bad influence to the health.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:54 am |
  25. kimi

    Bubble tea is the best drink in Taiwan!!!!
    I love bubble tea!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 12:55 am |
  26. Hung

    how an unique and fantastic beverage it is,

    November 20, 2012 at 12:55 am |
  27. Dori

    I drank Bubble tea since I was a kid,
    I like it very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 12:58 am |
  28. vincent

    It tastes good!!
    Welcome to taiwan and enjoy the Bubble tea!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:00 am |
  29. Tim

    Not only the bubble tea.There are lots of amazing food in Taiwan.Welcome to Taiwan and enjoy them.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:00 am |
  30. Bruce

    I like Bubble Tea,but I seldom drink it because of high caliries .

    November 20, 2012 at 1:01 am |
  31. Joseph.H

    Taiwan has lots kind of tasty beverages,and the bubble tea is one of them.Once you have visit Taiwan you will be surprised at other fantastic beverages.Welcome to Taiwan and have some try!!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:03 am |
  32. Leo

    bubble tea is one of my favorite drink.
    try it once if you have the chance and i promise that you wont be disappointed with it!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  33. Tom

    I think Bubble tea have become one of the sign of Taiwan. It’s good to drink, isn’t it?

    November 20, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  34. chou

    Bubble tea is popular with people in the world,and I also like to drink it.
    Therefore,I think that as long as you come to Taiwan, you must try to
    tasty delicious drink.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  35. Betty

    I think bubble tea is the most delicious drink in the world.
    It really a special drink of Taiwan,and most people love it.
    I consider that every person should give a try,and you will love it.
    Welcome to everyone to taste it.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  36. Paul

    I think bubble tea is Taiwan's property . And it is the best beverage that I have drunk .

    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  37. Jimmy

    I love bubble tea very much,and I think it is the best drink which I have ever tasted.
    In addition,bubble tea is one of the wonder of Taiwan.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:13 am |
  38. Chou

    Bubble tea is Taiwan’s local food.
    It can symbolize Taiwan and is good to drink.
    Welcome everyone to try it.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:13 am |
  39. Vivian Huang

    Taiwan is a country of delicacies. The most tasty food might not in the extremly expensive restaurant but hiding in the poor alley that you seldom notice. All you need to do to find them is walk into the lanes, following by your heart and the fragrance of food.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  40. Kevin

    Bubble tea is the Taiwan's representative beverage. It is good to drink. You should go to Taiwan and try it personally.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:15 am |
  41. Howard

    Bubble tea is my favorite drink. It is really good to drink.
    Welcome to Taiwan and enjoy it. Taiwan is a beautiful island.
    You will love this place.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:08 am |
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