I'm a massive bubble tea fan, both home made and shop bought. I recently read an article about bubble tea shop introducing White Rabbit as one of the flavours. Unfortunately, it's not available where I live, so I decided to make my own version.
Step 1: Ingredients
For two servings:
1/2 cup black tapioca pearls (this one cooks in under 5 min) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pack-of-Wufuyuan-Blac...
6-8 White Rabbit candies https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHINESE-WHITE-RABBIT-CR...
Black tea bags
Bubble tea straws
Step 2: Dissolve the Candy
If it's your first time using White Rabbit candy you will probably find that each candy is covered in a thin, paper-like wrapper within an actual wrapper. It's an edible rice paper wrapper and you don't have to remove it prior to melting.
Unwrap 6-8 pieces of candy and pop them in the sauce pan. Add about 1/4 cup of water and heat up. Let it dissolve gently while stirring every so often. Once melted and smooth, transfer to another dish to cool down.
Step 3: Black Tea
Brew black tea (or your choice of tea). I used two tea bags for 300ml of boiling water. I also added sugar at this point- 1 teaspoon per serving (optional). Leave it cool.
Step 4: Boil Tapioca Pearls
Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and drop tapioca pearls in. Watch closely and wait for pearls to rise to the surface [about 1min]. Once they do, turn a timer on for 3 minutes and let them cook. Drain the pearls in a strainer and run them under cold water for 30-90 seconds.
Step 5: Assembly
I opted for a room temperature tea, so I didn't add any ice, but you can do so if you like.
Grab a tall, transparent glass, add half the tapioca pears and half the candy mixture. Pour tea into the glass, be gentle and don't disturb the layers. Put a thick straw in each glass and serve.