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boba milk tea

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Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

Boba milk tea (also known as bubble or tapioca tea) is a type of drink that originates from Taiwan. The chewy tapioca balls are typically made of cassava and add a fun element to a sweetened milk tea. Our version utilizes a black tea, but you can use other teas to your liking, including jasmine, oolong, chai, and Thai tea. This recipe lets the tapioca pearls sit in a sweet syrup, adding a subtle honey taste. To make a sweeter drink, you can add more of this syrup into your drink.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For boba milk tea

  • 6 c
  • 1/2 c
    tapioca pearls
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    loose leaf black tea or 4 tea bags
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c

How To Make boba milk tea

  • boiling boba pearls
    In a small pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Cook tapioca for 30 minutes on medium heat. Stir occasionally to prevent tapioca from sticking to the bottom.
  • Removing pearls with slotted spoon
    Using a slotted spoon, take the tapioca out of the pot and place in a medium bowl.
  • mix brown sugar and honey into pearls
    Add honey and brown sugar to the cooked pearls, mix well, and leave to marinate about 25 minutes.
  • Strain tea
    Steep tea into 2 cups of freshly boiled water for 4-5 minutes. If using fresh leaves, strain leaves into cups.
  • completed boba tea
    Use another slotted spoon to remove tapioca from the syrup mixture and add to a glass. Add ice to the glass with the pearls; pour tea and milk on top. Stir and enjoy.