I love the pearl milk tea at Fantasia Coffee & Tea. My favorite flavors are taro and red bean. However, a recent study may give pearl milk tea lovers some pause. While drinking tea can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, these benefits do not extend to drinkers of pearl milk tea, also known as tapioca milk tea or boba milk tea. As it turns out, when milk is added to tea, it cancels out the protective effect that tea drinking has against cardiovascular disease. Maybe next time I’ll ask them to hold the milk.