Google Doodle celebrates bubble tea with a design that allows you to make your own ‘digital' cup of tea
Google is known to come up with creative doodles. Today, Google Doodle has decided to celebrate bubble tea and as usual, the tech platform has managed to nail it.
The doodle for January 29 features an interactive design that will help you make your own bubble tea. Well, your bubble tea is just a click away. Click on the Google Doodle and the animation that follows will surely shock you. As it starts playing, press and hold the ingredients such as milk and boba balls. This will help you design your perfect cup of bubble tea.
Wondering why Google is celebrating bubble tea today?
Though bubble tea is not a newly found drink, it gained widespread popularity during the pandemic. The drink had become such a favourite around the globe that an emoji of the tea was released on January 29, 2020. Commemorating the latter, Google came up with the interactive doodle today.
Explaining the roots of bubble tea, Google wrote on its doodle page, "This Taiwanese drink started as a local treat and has exploded in popularity over the last few decades. Bubble tea has its roots in traditional Taiwanese tea culture which dates back as early as the 17th century. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that the bubble tea as we know it today was invented.”
Further, it added, "As waves of Taiwanese immigrants over the past few decades brought this drink overseas, innovation on the original bubble tea continues. Shops around the world are still experimenting with new flavors, additions, and mixtures. Traditional tearooms across Asia have also joined in on the boba craze, and the trend has reached countries like Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and more!”