Growing up I would call this pearl milk tea because that's what it literally translates to in Chinese - 珍珠奶茶. When I went to college, everyone started calling it boba, and when I worked in Taiwan (where boba originates from) they called it bubble tea when they translated it to English. Now I think everyone in California pretty much calls it boba. I always get jasmine milk tea with tapioca and egg pudding, light ice and 30% sugar. What's your favorite flavor? Do you call this drink boba too?