It took me a while to perfect Bubble Tea at home. But I finally did it! Here’s what you need to do to have Bubble Tea any time you want. Our favorite flavors at home are orange, cocopandan and honeydew.
The first few steps will need to be done a few days in advance…
You will need to buy “bubbles” at a local Asian market. They are giant tapioca pearls and are sometimes called boba. You will also need giant straws so you can suck up the boba while you drink. These are also found at the Asian market, usually in the same place as the boba.
Step 1- Make strong black iced tea. I just put a few tea bags in a pitcher, cover them with cold water and put them in the fridge until it is done.
Step 3- Cook your boba. You must use them immediately, so don’t make more than you’ll need. You want about 20 – 25 for each drink.
Boil a bit of water in a small saucepan. Dump the boba into the boiling water. Return to boil. Stir softly. Reduce heat to medium and boil covered for 5 minutes.
Place about 10 ice cubes in a blender pitcher. Pour in about 1 1/2 cups cold milk. Add flavored syrup (like Torani) to taste.