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Bubble Tea (Boba)

Bubble Tea (aka Boba), needs no introduction. You've had it many times - though the thought of making it at home seems daunting. It's not. And it tastes delicious.

food

Bubble Tea (Boba)

Bubble Tea (aka Boba), needs no introduction. You've had it many times - though the thought of making it at home seems daunting. It's not. And it tastes delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • 1 cup black tapioca pearls (boba)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons black tea leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fructose (can substitute simple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy creamer (can substitute with 2/3 cup half & half)

Steps

  1. For boba: Place sugar and 24 ounces water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in honey. Set aside until mixture cools completely.
  2. Bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add tapioca pearls and stir. Boil pearls for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cover for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain pearls and stir into sugar-honey mixture and allow to soak until ready to use. (pearls will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days)
  4. For milk tea: In a small saucepan, bring 16 ounces of water to a boil and add tea leaves. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain tea.
  5. To assemble: Strain 2 heaping tablespoons of boba into a tall glass and fill with ice. Fill another glass with ice. Add tea, fructose and non-dairy creamer. Stir for 1 minute until well incorporated. Pour over, using a sieve or a strainer, into boba glass and then serve.