Britons love their tea, don't they? Boba tea, also known as bobo or bubble tea, is a Taiwanese beverage that has gained worldwide appeal. Boba tea is known for its beneficial properties such as, reducing cholesterol or belly fat.
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We are here to unravel the several benefits of consuming two of the most famous Bobas- the matcha and the milk tea.
Boba matcha tea
Matcha has been increasingly popular in recent years, with matcha shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts popping up in health food stores and coffee shops alike.
Matcha tea is green tea, which is kept away from sunlight for a month before harvest. As a result, levels of chlorophyll are increased, which gives it its famous dark green colour. It is also known for its antioxidant properties.
Benefits of matcha boba tea:
- Helps reduce weight: 'Compounds in green tea increase levels of hormones that tell fat cells to break down fat,' says Healthline. But, while making your boba make sure is it sweetened only to a slight degree, otherwise it defeats the purpose.
- Effective antioxidant: Catechins, a family of plant chemicals found in tea that function as natural antioxidants, are abundant in matcha.
- Boosts brain function: Several of the components in matcha have been shown in studies to improve brain function.
The Insider said:
Green tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which has been found to help reduce stress and boost your mood. Research shows that the combination of caffeine and L-theanine improves brain function by strengthening working memory and attention, and reducing anxiety.
Boba Milk tea
Milk tea is a classic. But its Boba version is even better! As stated in Healthline:
Teas, especially green and black varieties, contain antioxidant compounds that may boost heart health and exert anticancer effects. Meanwhile, milk is rich in beneficial nutrients that contribute to growth and bone health.
The anti-inflammatory chemicals and antioxidants in a healthy variety of milk bubble tea can help strengthen blood vessel walls. Milk also helps strengthen bones due to the presence of calcium.
Tapioca pearls are very commonly added to boba, amongst other things. Tapioca in boba is also rich in calcium and contains no saturated fat.