Bubble tea or Boba tea? How to make it?

What is Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea is a popular Taiwanese beverage that originated in the 1980s. It typically consists of a flavored tea base, often a black or green tea, combined with milk or non-dairy creamer. 

Bubble Tea Ingredients

For the Tapioca Pearls (Boba): . 1/2 cup dried black tapioca pearl . Water for boiling . 1/4 cup brown sugar (for sweetening)

Bubble Tea Ingredients

For the Tea Base: . 1-2 tea bags (black, green, or flavored tea) . 1 cup hot water For the Milk: . 1/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

Bubble Tea Ingredients

Sweetener (optional): . Honey, sugar, or simple syrup, to taste Ice (optional): . Ice cube

How to make Boba Tea Step 1

Cooking Tapioca Pearls (Boba): 1. Boil water in a pot and add the tapioca pearls. 2. Stir gently to prevent sticking. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the pearls are soft and chewy. 3. Drain the pearls and rinse them under cold water to remove excess starch.

Step 2

Cooking Tapioca Pearls (Boba): 4. Mix the cooked pearls with brown sugar to sweeten them. Let them sit for about 15 minutes to absorb the flavor. 

Step 3

Making the Tea Base: 1. Brew the tea bags in 1 cup of hot water for the specified time according to the tea type. 2. Remove the tea bags and let the tea cool down.

Step 4

Assembling the Boba Tea: 1. In a glass, add the cooked and sweetened tapioca pearls. 2. Add ice cubes if desired. 3. Pour the cooled tea over the pearls and ice.