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Enjoy watermelon-flavored frozen tapioca this summer

By Connie Sceaphierde, grape Japan

Summer. The sound of cicadas filling the air, the heat pounding down from the sun, and the food – so fresh, so sweet...but what do you wash it down with?

Frozen tapioca of course.

Shinjuku’s Pearl Lady, a tapioca bar to the northeast of Shinjuku Station has perfected their tapioca drinks for the summer, introducing a range of mouthwatering flavors and the option to make your drink frozen.

Introducing the Frozen Tapioca Tea drink, watermelon flavored. The first installment in the store’s summer special drinks, this refreshment is perfect for keeping you cool in the heat and humidity.

Colorful as much as it is flavorful, the drink is completed with rose scented tea, tapioca, watermelon flavored nata de coco and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

The drink is available for 480 yen.


Following the frozen watermelon drink, two other flavors will join the iced menu from Aug 4 – Muscat Grape and Pink Grapefruit.

Both drinks will be made using oolong tea, and will have tapioca, fresh fruit puree and konjac jelly. The perfect addition for humid summer days, both drinks will be available for 470 yen.

If you’re looking for something sweet, but not something so cold, the cafe’s full menu can be found here. Specialising in tapioca drinks and crepes, Pearl Lady Tapioca bar can be found at a one-minute walk from Shinjuku Station East Exit (next to Zara).

If the heat isn’t enough to convince you to pick up a frozen drink from Pearl Lady, then you will almost certainly want one after working through the maze that is Shinjuku station – so go ahead, treat yourself.

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Looks oishii . . . .

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All three look, and no doubt are, totally oishii. Man, as soon as this pandemic is over, I'm headed back to Japan, where food and desserts can be enjoyed, unlike here in the States, where it's mostly boring and unchanging.

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And, is that azuki I see on the bottom? (drool . . . )

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