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Best New Boba Trend 

Mitsu Teahouse

The hottest current thing in the world of tapioca drinks, a.k.a. boba tea (or, as Hillary Clinton recently called them when she tried one in New York, "chewy tea") isn't a crazy new flavor or new way to marinate the root starch balls — it's cotton candy! Yes, just like the kind you get at the fair, only more delicate and with more exotic flavors than those indeterminate blue and pink ones you're used to scarfing down with guilt-ridden haste. They fashion the cotton candy cloud over the plastic lid of the cup, but there's nothing except maybe common decency to prevent you from taking the lid off and dunking or dissolving it right in the drink for an insanely accelerated sugar rush. Pair it with a sophisticated tea flavor such as yuzu, hazelnut, or blood orange for the ultimate in high-low sipping/snacking.

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