Making boba tea at home

Boba tea or bubble tea is a Taiwanese milk tea that is served cold with chew pearls of tapioca at the bottom of the glass. This drink is fairly simple to make at home and has a mild flavor that pairs well with a spicy meal.

How to use boba

Boba or tapioca pearls are at their best if soaked in sugar syrup until it’s time to use them. Refrigerate them in the syrup overnight until its time to drop them in your tea. If you need to make boba tea on short notice, boiling the pearls for 5 – 10 minutes in water will soften them up and then dropping them in sugar syrup for additional 15 minutes.

How to make the tea

Boba tea is easy to make with ready-to-make powders available online along with boba pearls themselves. All you have to do, is mix the soaked and sweetened pearls with pre-prepared tea of any kind at a strength you enjoy. Add milk, sweetened condensed milk, or fruit juice to get the drink some extra flavor and texture. Serve chilled in a glass with a wide straw to enjoy the boba pearls.

Another great way to enjoy boba tea is by ordering from Orange Wok at Velachery, or OMR-thuraipakkam, or dining in at these branches. Enjoy your boba tea at the end of a spicy Asian cuisine meal to truly enjoy the subtle flavors of the beverage.


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