Anyone living in a city with any Chinese flavor at all will have noticed the arrival in recent years of Bubble Tea sellers, which are often also Internet cafés and latte joints. If you follow that link you’ll discover that Bubble Tea is a new thing in the world, barely twenty years old. Today we went on a family bike ride; at the random café where we stopped we were the only round-eyes and bubble tea was on the menu. I ordered one in green-apple flavor, and let me tell you, this is some seriously weird stuff. You drink it with an extra-wide straw for a reason, and the sensation is unique. I enjoyed giving Lauren and the kid a taste and watching their faces when they took that first pull. I don’t think I’m going to become a bubble-tea regular. But everyone really ought to try it once.