How To Make Boba Tea (the Easy Way)
It’s time we talk about bubble tea, popularly known as boba. Why? Because it’s a drink I personally think should be talked about more, especially since it’s so easy to make! If you’ve ever wanted a drink that would satisfy your sweet craving and looked Instagram-worthy without any filter, then you’re in the right place.
The origin of bubble tea is actually quite fascinating, too! There are two competing teahouses in Taiwan that claim the discovery of boba. The Hanlin Tea Room of Tainan states their teahouse owner was inspired by tapioca balls he saw in the local market. Meanwhile, the Chun Shui Tang tearoom owner claims he started serving cold tea after he experienced Japan’s cold coffee in the 1980s, and it was his company’s product development manager, Lin Hsiu Hui, who created the first bubble tea in 1988 during a staff meeting.
Regardless of its true origin, boba tea is incredibly popular. While you could make it by scratch, the internet makes it a lot easier to create it in your own home!
For this recipe in particular, I’ll be following the directions of a specific tapioca pearl bag, mixed with my own experience. Depending on the type of tea powder or tapioca pearls you choose, your instructions may vary.
|1 ea||Sauce Pan|
|1 ea||Dry Measuring Cups|
|1 ea||Liquid Measuring Cups|
|1 ea||Measuring Spoons|
|2 ea||Reusable Boba Cups|
|1 cup||Wufuyuan Colorful Tapioca Pearls|
|1 cup||E-Fa Black Tapioca Pearls|
|2 tbps||Qbubble Taro Tea Powder|
|2 tbps||Sweet Matcha Green Tea Powder|
|1 handful||Ice Cubes|
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