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Bubble tea's Taiwan origin story: economic boom, national identity and betrayal

Mar 14, 2024
The self-governing island consumes a billion cups a year of the milk tea with the chewy tapioca pearls. Globally, it's a $3 billion industry.
Bubble tea at Chun Shui Tang. Each glass follows a strict tea-to ice-to tapioca-ball ratio.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

Your favorite see-through Pepsi is returning

Jun 10, 2015
The '90s are coming, the '90s are coming!

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent on water, obesity

Sep 27, 2013
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, sits down with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss water, obesity and unemployment.