Every time I visit Chicago, I head to Argo Tea for an earl grey latte and always ask for “bubbles”. It’s one of my favorite things to enjoy. When you take a big sip, the little boba bubbles pop into your mouth and they’re a chewy sweet surprise.
It’s like nothing else and you really can’t explain it until you try it. I never thought to try making it myself at home, as I always assumed it was super difficult to do. But after a quick Google search on how to make boba tea at home, I was convinced I can do it.
How To Make Homemade Bubble Tea
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How To Make Milk Bubble Tea
Another name for Boba tea, is milk bubble tea. Many bubble teas are made with milk. But you can really get creative! Here’s how I make my milk bubble tea which is considered the more classic and traditional way to have boba tea.
- 5 Minute Boba Tea Pearls
- 1/2 cup of strongly brewed tea of choice (earl grey or any black tea will work)
- 1 cup almond milk or any milk of choice
- 2 pumps of French Vanilla Sweetener (you can sub vanilla extract, honey etc, this is where you can play around with flavors)
- Honey or simple syrup of choice to soak boba in
- Cook your boba pearls according to the package directions – mine cooked for 5 minutes and then I coated them in honey to keep them from sticking together once drained. You can let them soak in the honey/simple syrup so they absorb more flavor too.
- Brew your tea – I did two tea bags to 1/2 cup of hot water and let it sit while my boba was cooking
- Pour everything together once cooled and enjoy.
TIP: You’ll also want to invest in some thicker straws that can suck up the Boba pearls.
What Is Boba?
Boba pearls are delicious little chewy round things that have the best texture. They’re quite flavorless, which is why it’s important to soak them in a sweet syrup to give them some flavor. Boba pearls are made from tapioca starch. The tapioca starch comes from the cassava root.
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