People in the US Are Drinking Pei Pa Koa Bubble Tea & There’s Already One in S’pore

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If you’re Singaporean and have a Singaporean mother, you’ll probably know this thing.

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa.

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It’s the one thing our mothers used to force us to drink whenever anything’s wrong with our throats.

It’s cooling, minty, and never solves your throat problems.

(At least that’s what we think lah)

Well, while it might not be super effective for solving your cough, some smart folks in the US decide that it tastes good enough to be sold.

As a bubble tea flavour.

Laboratory in California

In the territories of America, there exist an Asian teahouse selling what every Asian is going crazy over.

Bubble (Boba) tea.

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And for this holiday season, the Asian teahouse in the US is coming up with a flavour that every Singaporean would’ve drunk at least once.

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Can’t see clearly?

Here’s what they’re using.

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Yup.

Your all-time favourite, pi pa gao.

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Called the Cough Syrup Green Tea, it’s one of their holiday-special drinks sold in the shop this holiday season.

Imagine green tea infused with the herbal taste that we’re all too familiar with. Yo.

Their other holiday-themed drinks sound perfectly normal, though:

  • Chocolate peppermint milk tea
  • Milk tea with taro cheese foam
  • White chocolate strawberry milk tea
  • Spiced chocolate
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“We strive to create unique concoctions that blend premium traditional ingredients and modern twists on ingredients new and old.”

Netizens’ Reactions

As with every controversial drink on the internet, we have to take a look at the goldmine that is the netizens’ comments.

Embrace your roots

No, just no.

This shouldn’t happen.

It happened.

ThirstyAF

And People Started Suggesting New Flavours

Singaporeans are nothing if not creative. Especially when they’re out to get you.

So without further ado, here’s a couple of flavours people are suggesting on the net.

Po Chai Pill Soup

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Cod Liver Pearls

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Panadol Extra Bubble Tea with Milk

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It Might Already Exist in S’pore

Okay, so while searching through the labyrinth that is the comment section, here’s what we saw:

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Being the busybodies that we are, we couldn’t help but check it out.

And yes, guys, it exists in Singapore.

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So if you’re curious about what pi pa gao bubble tea tastes like, well, just make your way to Chinatown Point and check them out.

Like this person said correctly: it’s legit.

But seriously…seriously!?