Every time Kinza and I go to any city, one of the first things we do is look up the nearest bubble tea shop! Some of you may agree with me, and some of you might be like, “Seriously? Tapioca in tea?” Please try it, just once, it’s so worth it!
Tea- black or green
First of all, brew your tea- whatever kind you like, and then sweeten it and add any flavored syrups you want. Put it in the fridge until it’s good and cold. I made 2 quarts of green tea, one with peach syrup that I had made and another with some strawberry syrup.
Then make a sugar syrup that you will later put the tapioca pearls into. Boil equal parts of sugar and water together for 3 minutes and then let it cool. For the amount of tea I made I did 2/3 c. each of sugar and water. You can also replace some of the sugar with honey.
Now is the fun part- making the boba! Again, for the amount of tea I have, I boiled 1 cup of boba. Keep in mind that the tapioca will double in size when you boil it, so basically you’ll have 2 cups when you’re finished. In 8 cups of water, boil for 8-10 minutes after the boba have floated to the top or until the pearls are soft, then strain the water off and let them cool as long as they cooked. Then put them into the sugar syrup.
Now pour your cold tea into glasses or jars, and then put whatever amount of boba into the tea. I put about 1/3 c. for 12 oz. of tea. Grab a big straw and enjoy this refreshing drink. When I drink bubble tea and taste the combination of sweet tea and chewy boba, it just makes me happy! I hope you enjoy it as well!
Recipe by Ginger
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Wait… what’s the boba? Is that the sugar syrup… or something else?
Sorry for the confusion! It’s the tapioca pearls.