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Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, is a beloved Taiwanese beverage that has taken the world by storm. This delightful drink combines sweet, chewy tapioca pearls with a variety of flavored teas or creamy milk teas, creating a unique and refreshing experience. If you're a fan of bubble tea and want to recreate this beloved drink at home, follow our step-by-step authentic bubble tea recipe.
1/2 cup of black tapioca pearls
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of water
2 black tea bags (or tea of your choice)
1/4 cup of hot water 2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of ice cubes
1/2 cup of milk (or non-dairy milk for a vegan option)
Preparing the Tapioca Pearls:
In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring it to a boil, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sugar syrup cool for a few minutes.
Pour the tapioca pearls into the saucepan with the sugar syrup. Let them soak for about 15 minutes.
After soaking, cook the tapioca pearls on medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until they become soft and chewy. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Once they are cooked, remove the tapioca pearls from the heat and let them sit in the sugar syrup until ready to use.
Brewing the Tea:
Steep the black tea bags in 1/4 cup of hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let the tea cool to room temperature.
Assembling the Bubble Tea:
In a blender, combine the brewed tea, honey, ice cubes, and milk. Blend until smooth and frothy.
Take a glass and spoon in some of the cooked tapioca pearls.
Pour the tea mixture from the blender into the glass over the tapioca pearls.
Add a large straw and give it a good stir before enjoying your homemade bubble tea.
Now you can savor the authentic taste of bubble tea in the comfort of your own home. Customize it with different teas and milk options to suit your preferences, and don't forget to adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less sugar syrup. Enjoy your delicious homemade bubble tea!
Whether you're a bubble tea enthusiast or trying it for the first time, our authentic bubble tea recipe will satisfy your cravings for this delightful Taiwanese beverage. Say goodbye to store-bought bubble tea and hello to the joy of making it yourself.