By Claire Hou
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!
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