By Claire Hou
We all have that one friend who is addicted to bubble tea (and if you don’t, it’s you). While this means that there are as many bubble tea stores as Starbucks around now, it also means that sometimes you have to wait up to 15 minutes or even an hour just to get a taste.
Luckily for us, it’s now possible to treat ourselves to a nice cup of bubble tea without even stepping outside. And I don’t mean ordering take-out– save yourself the calories, additives, and time by making some bubble tea at home!
Tapioca pearls can be store-bought and prepared at home, but can also be made from scratch. Here is a handy recipe for homemade pearls: https://thethingswellmake.com/how-to-make-boba-tapioca-pearls-from-scratch/
The tea itself is much more simple, it is as the name suggests, a mixture of milk and tea. Bubble tea is commonly made from black tea, but green tea is also a popular variant. Bubble tea really depends on personal taste, from the sweetness to the type of tea used to the toppings. If you feel so inclined, you can also add flavor with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or flavored syrups.
There is also no correct recipe for the amount of sugar and milk used, as taste varies from person to person. Here is a general recipe to follow: https://www.cupandleaf.com/blog/thai-iced-tea
Enjoy the rest of summer with an ice cold cup of homemade bubble tea!