The Original Boba: Traditional Taiwan Fen Yuan Handmade and Sold Out the Back of a Bicycle

Jun 08, 2021

Before boba became an essential ingredient in milk tea, it used to be transparent and served in ice sugar water— a natural remedy for the hot summers in Taiwan. We found a traditional boba-making family in southern Taiwan, who makes their tapioca pearls entirely from scratch.



Producer: Clarissa Wei
Videographer: Pan Chung-yi
Editor: César del Giudice
Narration: Clarissa Wei
Mastering: Victor Peña