Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bubble Tea/ Boba Tea

When my daughter went to high school she used to go out for lunch with friends occasionally. Their favorite haunt sold Bubble tea. My daughter insisted it was something I would like and so the two of use went out to get some. Bubble tea is very interesting, the large tapioca pearls add a nice texture to an otherwise boring drink. As you can tell I am not a fan of tea but I like to try new things.


A few days back my daughter and I were in the Asian store looking to stock up on sauces when we walked through the tea aisle. We were looking at the large selection of green tea and wondering why I had never thought to bring my father here to pick green tea; when I spotted the tapioca pearls. I had to buy a packet and try making bubble tea at home.


I used a basic bag of tea to brew the tea, added milk and sugar and the tapioca pearls. I was happy with the results. There are so many variations of the tea available now, I think I will try the pearls with fruit juice sometime. For now here is the recipe for the pearls with milk tea

You will need
2 tbsp. tapioca pearls (cooked as per package instructions)
1 bag tea
~ 3/4 cup water
~ 1/4 cup milk
sugar as needed (the tapioca pearls are stored in sugar or honey so adjust according to taste)

Prepare tea as you normally would. In my case the last 4 ingredients go in a cup and are heated in the microwave for 1:20 secs. In a cup place the tapioca pearls. Pour the tea over the top.


Enjoy!


Note:
In summer you can add ice cubes to the tea before pouring it over the tapioca pearls.


Enjoy!







This is my entry for week four, day one of BM #88 for the theme Bookmarked recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#88.

18 comments:

  1. I do not drink tea but like these pearls in drinks . Even I have a pack of it which I need to try .

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  2. I have used tapiaco pearls only in kheer recipes. The addition to tea is quite interesting. Need to try this to know how it tastes.

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  3. Even I don't drink tea and tapioca in tea sounds interesting

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  4. This bubble tea is getting much popular here especially in chinatown where i live. Can see the youngsters roaming aroung with these bubble tea. Interesting drink.

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  5. Varada try it with different fresh juices and milk shakes too. It makes the drink so much more fun. I go crazy with the fresh fruit bubble drinks whenever I go to Canada.

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  6. I have been seeing them around, but never tried them. Don't know if we get these big tapioca pearls in outlets here...whatever it is, sounds tempting... especially on a hot day.

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  7. Very interesting drink Varada. We mostly make payasam with the sago and I love chewing on the pearls. I am sure it tastes great in any drink!

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  8. Adding sago pearls in tea is interesting, never tried that before, will give a try soon. Sounds delicious.

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  9. These sago pearls look black in color, right? I am assuming they are not the Indian variety. I must explore this variety of tea.

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    1. You are right Harini, they are not of Indian origin. They are from East Asia.

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  10. This is interesting never heard about this...need to give a try...and yes those sago pearls look beautiful

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  11. That’s a nice apt name for this tea. I always use tapioca for payasam...making tea with it sounds interesting! Will give it a shot

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  12. I bought a bag of boba pearls a while back, but haven't made anything with it. Your bubble tea recipe sounds simple enough to make and should try it out some time.

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  13. iv always bought these bubble teas.........never thought to make them! loving it......

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  14. I think I will get one of my friends to bring these pearls from Hong Kong! Love it.

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  15. I love bubble teas but I usually opt for the fruit flavor ones - mango and lychee are my favorite :)

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  16. I have been planning to make this tea since forever but could not find those pearls. Shall try with tapioca petals then.

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  17. Wow.. interesting recipe and thanks for sharing.

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