I was with my daughter at the Grand Asian Market in Cary when she ordered a Green Bubble Tea and insisted that I taste it. Um, I did, and um, it was good I guess but weird. In all fairness...I was leery from the getgo because this asian market was like a cultural shock the moment I walked in. Huge foreign fish are swimming live in a tank way too small for it's population
and dried shriveled whole animal carcasses hung upside down at the counter where you order food to eat there. The "aroma" in the whole place was just different. But I must say the plethora of choices for exotic produce, etc. was intriguing and kept me entertained while waiting for my daughter.
Oh, back to the tea, it tasted like cold milk, tea, and sugar (which is what it is) with 1/4" tapioca balls that slipped and slid while you were trying to bite into them and then had no flavor after all that. But it was fun to try one time. We also have a new restaurant called "Spring Rolls" at the North Hills Mall in Raleigh that serves Bubble Tea and another little restaurant at UNC Chapel Hill called "Chill Bubble Tea" which also sells a neon purple taro smoothie drink (no, i never tasted that one)