Doctors Discover Hundreds of Undigested Bubble Tea Balls in Girl’s Stomach

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Bubble tea is one of God’s gifts to mankind. Delicious tea. Sweet tapioca bubbles. So many flavors. There’s literally nothing that could ruin bubble tea.

Of course, now that I’ve written that I’m obligated to share something with you all that will ruin bubble tea. I’m so sorry. Read no further if you want to continue enjoying your delicious tapioca balls in peace. But if you want to know the truth about bubble tea, it’s time to keep reading.

A fourteen-year-old girl in China was hospitalized last week after she suffered from constipation for five days. Can you guess the reason? Yeah, it has something to do with bubble tea and you’re not going to like what they found when they scanned her stomach. Spoiler alert: it was not digested food. And it is going to make you question your choices the next time you order bubble tea. Are you ready to face the tea truth?

It’s a hot day out and you just want a refreshing beverage.

And you see one of your favorites on the menu: bubble tea.

Flavorful tea, creamy milk, and the best part: the sweet tapioca pearls at the bottom.

You’re just about to chomp down on one of those sweet, sweet pearls when you remember:

That girl in China.

She couldn’t eat and was in major pain…

Bubble tea.

Yeah, that’s right. When doctors scanned her stomach they found an absurd amount of bubble tea pearls.

But one doctor suspects that there might be more to the story.

She’d have to have drunk a lot of bubble tea for the problems to become this bad.

Well, maybe, but probably not.

Tapioca is made of cassava root, a starchy vegetable that is surprisingly tough to digest.

But if you’re going buckwild on the boba tea, you might want to cool it.

Those little pearls are basically small sugar balls. Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Not so much.

Which can drive their calorie count up quickly.

And you’ve got a drink that’s a little more like a dessert.

Let’s take a quick look into its history, shall we?

They found something called polychlorinated biphenyls. These are associated with cancer, damage to the nervous system, reproductive system, immune system, and endocrine system. Yikes.

Her story runs a little differently though; further investigation found that the pearls contained bits of old tires and the soles of leather shoes… ew.

But it’s not enough for everyone to back off.

Sure, it will kill me, but it tastes good.

This kind of starch apparently shouldn’t cause problems like this.

Or possibly additives.

Apparently, it’s not even a stomach…

I love it when medical professionals get sassy.

But some people are convinced.

And it looks like they might be laying off the bubble tea.

Or would you rather play it safe than sorry?

It seems like we should definitely recommend drinking it in moderation.

It’s too perfect.

Just make sure you stay hydrated; those sugars can screw with your digestion.