It is said that on January 29, 2020, Unicode Consortium officially included bubble milk tea originated in Taiwan into Emoji. To commemorate this day, Google launched a Bubble Milk Tea Doodle game yesterday in regions where bubble milk tea is popular, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas, so that everyone can try and cook a cup of three-star bubble tea.
According to Google, the pearl tea culture originated in Taiwan can be traced back to the 17th century, but the popular pearl milk tea was invented in the 1980s. Over the past few decades, as Taiwanese immigrants have brought them to the world, they have continued to innovate and develop.
In the game, the player plays the role of a Taiwanese Taishan dog, pulling a wooden cart to the forest to set up a stall to sell pearl milk tea. The gameplay of making pearl milk tea is very simple. You just need to pour pearl powder balls, tea and syrup into the white part of the cup, and you will get a star when you just pour it to the white line. If you get a star from all three ingredients, you can make three-star pearl milk tea. A total of 5 cups of bubble tea with different flavors need to be brewed in the game.
Google’s introduction page posted another video, introducing the early concept of this bubble tea game.