Bubble tea or boba is such a fun drink. We bought some at a Vietnamese store next to my husband's shop, it was good but they made it with the powder flavors and it just tasted so artificial. So time to make it at home with fresh ...or frozen fruit.
I found some of the large tapioca pearls at the same Asian store, I have some black ones too. I couldn't find anything but the quick-ready in 5 minutes ones.
Cook them in boiling water and then pour honey or sprinkle with brown sugar, stir and let them cool. I cooked 1/2 cup in 2-3 cups water. Let the water boil first then add the tapioca pearls, cook according to the directions or for 15 minutes then turn off the heat and let set for 15 minutes, then drain, sprinkle and cool until ready to use.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1-2 tea bags (green or black tea)
- 3 pieces or peeled and cut ginger
- honey or sugar to taste
- 1 cup milk (coconut, almond, sweetened condensed, any milk you like) to taste
- 1/2 cup mango puree, or any fruit nectar that you like ( I should of used more)
- 2-3 tablespoons of cooked cooled tapioca pearls
In a sauce pan heat up the water and add the ginger and let it cook for about 10 minutes...add the tea bags and if using sugar add it now so it will dissolve...let steep until tea is nice and strong and sugar dissolved, if using honey add it after the tea is strong and turn off the heat so honey is not cooked just dissolved. If using sweetened condensed milk add it to the warm tea mix so it will melt a little. Remove the tea bags and ginger pieces and let cool some before combining.