Bubble Milk Tea With Pearls




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I love Bubble Tea with those chewy tapioca pearls. Often I'll find myself craving a smooth refreshing Mango or Melon milk tea at night. Since I don't always have the energy to jet out to an asian cafe, I now keep some tapioca pearls in my pantry, and can whip up some Bubble Tea myself, anytime!

For the tea: 1 cup boiling water & two tea bags (your choice - green or black)
For the Boba: 5 cups boiling water, 1/2 cup 5 minute tapioca pearls, 1 tbsp brown sugar (or more if you'd like)
1 cup Fruit Nectar/smoothie (I'm using Kern's Mango nectar; i recommend naked juice mango or odwalla as well)
1 cup whole milk
Optional: 1 tbsp of sugar during blending process
Tapioca Pearls on Amazon: http://goo.gl/rB5sM

Brew your tea - steep the tea bags in the 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Then let it chill in the refrigerador for another 10 minutes.
Cook the Boba - boil 5 cups to each 1/2 cup of pearls. Once the water is boiling, add the brown sugar and pearls, stir, cover the pot, and let it cook on Low Heat for 5 minutes until plump. Then drain the tapioca pearls.
To make tea frothy - add the milk, fruit puree, and tea and blend together in a blender for 30 seconds until frothy. Or you can simply mix these ingredients by hand.
Take a large glass, fill the bottom with a scoop of cooked tapioca pearls, add ice, then pour the milk tea on tip. Stir and enjoy!

*note - always make fresh pearls for your tea. They don't store overnight :)
**be sure to use a large diameter straw that can fit those pearls!

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    8 Discussions


    6 years ago

    You got that from the old tea house

    I've been wanting this tea for some time, but unfortunately there have been cases of PCB's found in the pearls from taiwan. Do you know of anywhere in the U.S. that makes them or how to make them? Arent they tapioca pearls?

    1 reply

    Hello! Yes there has been some controversy over chemicals in Bubble Tea/ tapioca pearls but it seems that perhaps further testing has proved otherwise - see wikipedia for "bubble tea." If you'd like to play it safe I found a good recipe here: http://bit.ly/13d3EFY
    Hope that helps!


    6 years ago



    6 years ago

    Looks great! I've discovered bubble tea recently and found it very tasty and fun