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Entrepreneurs Find Success in 'Bubble' Tea

Taiwanese immigrant entrepreneurs have found success in the United States selling a popular drink they brought with them from home. Known as bubble or pearl tea for the balls of tapioca at the bottom of the drink, it's poured over ice and usually blended with milk and sugar. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.