Tapioca-Pearl. A small edible ball made primarily from tapioca starch; used in bubble tea and dessert.
Tapioca balls are translucent spheres produced from tapioca, a starch extracted from the cassava root. They originated as a cheaper alternative to pearl sago in Southeast Asian cuisine. ... The tapioca pearls are simply there to provide texture, the flavor really comes from the drink itself.
Made From Thailand.