Have you ever tried bubble tea? I have a recipe for a creamy and delicious Matcha Green Tea with tapioca pearls at the bottom!
So have you ever had bubble tea? There’s a few local tea lounges in Syracuse that I have gone to for years now, and I ALWAYS order bubble tea! I know some people out there can’t stand the texture of the boba, but I’m just so in love with it!
I mean, look at that close up of them below, they just look so awesome!
So for those of you how have never had bubble tea before, the “bubbles” at the bottom are cooked tapioca pearls, which are also referred to as boba. They have a texture like none other, and can be just plain fun!
You’ll also need to purchase special bubble tea straws that are wide enough to suck up the boba. You can find these straws here, or at your local Asian grocery store (you can also find the tapioca pearls there too!)
- 1/2 cup dried black tapioca pearls (I used this brand)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup matcha green tea (I used this powder)
- 1 cup milk (I used whole milk)
- Several ice cubes
- Bring a large pot of water (about 5 cups) to a boil, then add in the tapioca pearls and boil for 5 minutes, covered with a lid, gently stirring once every minute. Turn off heat and let the tapioca pearls sit in the pot, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- While you're letting the pearls sit, bring both sugars and 1 cup of water to a boil in a small pot, stirring consistently, and let boil for 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
- Using a slotted spoon, scoop the cooked tapioca pearls into the sugar water and let sit for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, make the tea mixture. Make 1 cup of matcha green tea, according to the directions of which brand you purchase. In a tall glass, pour half of the matcha green tea and half of the milk (1/2 cup). Repeat with another tall glass.
- Evenly add the boba into the two glasses, and top the drinks off with a few ice cubes each. Serve with boba straws, enjoy!
*Boba is best when served within a few hours after cooking. I would not recommend to keep them overnight, as they harden up.
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