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Boba Tea

The beauty of Bubble Tea is the versatility of this drink. You can substitute milk, cream, half n half, sweetened and condensed milk, and the like instead of non dairy creamer. This way you can see how creamy, thick or strong the differences are and what you prefer. You can use tea or water for the powder drinks. You can blend your drink with ice and make a smoothie. Play with the sugar syrup recipe or use a pre-made syrup like fructose or simple Hawaiian cane sugar. The only limit to this drink is our own imaginations.

How to cook Tapioca Pearls for Bubble Tea


  • 1 cup Tapioca Pearls (Bubble Tea Supply of course) 
  • 6-8 cups water 
Makes approximately 6-10 servings


  1. The ratio should be a minimum of 6:1, water to tapioca pearls. Boil water in a large pot. Add in the tapioca pearls to boiling water. The tapioca pearls should float in the water. 
  2. Boil for about 25 minutes depending on the tapioca pearl with the cover on. 
  3. Turn the heat off and let the tapioca sit in the water for 25 minutes. 
  4. Rinse the cooked tapioca pearls in warm water and drain out the water. 
  5. Cover with bubble tea sugar syrup or brown sugar and serve. 
Note: This is for those that want to make Bubble Tea at home and don't want to wait an hour. What I do is boil the tapioca pearls for 20 minutes and let it sit for 15 minutes. I rinse the tapioca pearls and then place in a container in the refrigerator. When I get the urge, I boil a cup of water and put some refrigerated tapioca pearls in for about 3-5 minutes. Rinse, cover in sugar syrup and serve. It usually lasts a few days before it gets too mushy. Enjoy!

How to cook Bubble Tea Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 cups water 
Approximately 32-35 sixteen ounce servings


  1. Mix sugar and water in a large pot. Cook at medium to high heat. 
  2. Once the mixture boils remove from stove immediately. 
  3. Let cool and serve. 
*Refrigerate any excess 

How to make a Pearl Milk Tea

This can be made with black, green, oolong, chai, or yerba mate. The most popular are black tea and green jasmine tea.


  1. 3/4 cup tea 
  2. 1 Scoop non-dairy powder creamer 
  3. 1 Scoop bubble tea sugar syrup 
  4. 1 cup ice 
  5. 2 fl. oz. of cooked Bubble Tea Tapioca Pearls


  1. Put hot tea, creamer and bubble tea sugar syrup in shaker and mix well. 
  2. Add in ice, cover shaker and shake for a nice froth. 
  3. Add tapioca pearls to a cup, and pour your drink over. 
  4. Put in your big fat bubble tea straw and enjoy.