Admittedly, not everyone finds the idea of sipping deliciously sweet tea filled with edible gelatinous balls appetizing. But the signature Bubble Tea at Iza gives us a smile. The balls/bubbles are actually “tapioca pearls” made in-house at this new Asian restaurant on the Hip Strip. Those pearls are dropped into a glass filled with iced jasmine, Thai or green tea, and served by the pint with a thick, McDonald’s-like straw capable of vacuuming up the pearls. The traditional Thai drink—we first heard about bubble tea from a friend who visited Jakarta—beats the pants off of a boring Frappuccino. Once you get used to the idea of chewing parts of your tea—think of the balls as little tapioca gummy bears—the whole experience proves to be pure fun.