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.
What a wonderful set of finds, Lyndsey! Love your DIY boba drink idea too :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sheri, I have a few more to share, I love vintage!Delete
I've been intrigued by bubble tea for a few years now but have yet the opportunity to try it. Didn't realize you can make it at home. Where are the best places to try to find it where they make it naturally?ReplyDelete
Denise @ Creative Kitchen
Not sure of where they make it without the powder mix. It's pretty easy to find the tapioca pearls and so easy to make yourself really. I found the straws at Big Lots and was thrilled.Delete
I wonder if I can get tapioca here, and I wonder what it is called in French!! Aha my dictionary say it is the same in French so I must see what I can find. Keep well DianeReplyDelete
I know tapioca has other names such as yucca, cassava, and sago too. The French use tapioca pearls in desserts. Hope you can find it, it's fun to try.Delete
Lyndsey I was horrified to read your comment. I had a lot of problems with google+ because (I think) our slow connection. I went back to normal, and it now means that I now have problems following people who are on it. I missed your post and am only now catching up with your news. I can only say how very sorry I am and I am glad the guy has been dealt with. My Godmother was murdered a number of years ago in the UK. They knew who it was but could never prove it, he got off scott free! Please know, that even now I am a bit late in the day, my thoughts are with you and I can imagine just how difficult it must be for you. Take care DianeReplyDelete
Thank you for your condolences it is never too late. I know that I think about it every day and it is still so fresh in my mind. They might of charged the guy but it's a long way to get him to trial and prove it. Sorry to hear about your Godmother's murder I can't imagine have the murderer still out there. Take care yourself Diane, I know how frustrating computer issues are :).Delete
Hi Lyndsey, so nice to see you blogging again since the last time about a month ago~ Love your vintage thrift finds! I also have the pink pyrex, dish, different shape, and solid color...not a thrift find; something that I've had for years, along with the turquoise color bowls, with the designs. So seldom do I find these kind of vintage great stuff. You are so fortunate to find these treasures.ReplyDelete
Your creative and refreshing drink would be a welcome change for me right now!
Thanks Elisabeth, I have some of the turquoise dishes with designs too. I have a lot of refrigerator ware that I've had for years in the turquoise and some yellow. I have some lusterware too, such fun! the gold ones above are not so much the colors I keep. I like the aqua and pink. I will be sure to show more as we go! I love seeing your thrift finds too.Delete
I too love your vintage finds!ReplyDelete
The bubble tea...it reminds me of the old good time living with mom.
Thanks Angie it is fun to bring things back that have good memories for sure!Delete
I had never heard of bubble tea until two or three years ago. I can't remember where I read about it, but ended up making it for the blog. It was such fun! I had to order the tapioca back then AND the oversize straws. Imagine it's more readily available now.ReplyDelete
I'm in shock to have gone back over your posts and read what's happened to you and your family. I'm so sorry....please accept my deepest sympathy.
That's so funny you had to order everything, I was lucky to find the oversized straws at Big Lots, they are good for thick milkshakes. I have two great Asian stores near me that I can get most anything. I am friends with the Korean store's owner and she will order something if I want her to. Her daughter goes to the school I work at and is a frequent flyer to the health room (where I work) so I know her well :)Delete
Thank you for your condolences, it is still a shock to us all.
Hi Lyndsey! This bubble tea was a craze many years ago and I think it is still popular. I do agree it is a fun drink. Your mum's crockery collection is lovely. I love collecting nice bowls and stuff too but then there's the problem of where to keep them. My house is so full of stuff already :)ReplyDelete
Hi Lyndsey! It was so good to see you pop in over at my place. I still can't believe what you've been through. I can only imagine how difficult it must all be on you and your family.ReplyDelete
The bubble tea looks delicious and I love all your beautiful treasures. We definitely have to get together again soon!
hi lyndsey, hope you are doing well. Good that you made your own bubble tea, even the ones selling here at the cafe are also made from powdered ones, i seldom take that too but enjoy eating the chewy tapioca pearls! pyrex at only $3? wow! very cheap!ReplyDelete
We have many bubble tea shops here, but I seldom take them..ReplyDelete
Hi Lyndsey, yes...best to make your own bubbles tea. Those sell in cafe, they add lots of colouring which it's bad for our health. Love your vintage collection, they care beautiful.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend.
Dear Lyndsey - what treasures. I've been meaning to try bubble tea....alas, I haven't yet but thanks for the boost! And the pyrex dishes are gorgeous. I hope you're well. Lots of loveReplyDelete
I love Mika's look at that tea. She's just waiting to slurp it up! :)ReplyDelete
I love those old dishes. Beautiful. We have been visiting antique stores in Washington when we visit friends there and I often see bowls like the ones my mom has and think about getting some for me. One of these days I will.