Boba tea is a great favorite at Taiwanese restaurants. With a few ingredients and some creativity, you can make your own. Boba pearls are a staple ingredient of Boba tea, and although they are somewhat time-consuming to make -- requiring a two-step process and several hours of steeping in syrup -- they are well worth the effort. Once you learn the basic recipe for both Boba pearls and tea, you can put your own unique spin on it.
Things You'll Need
- 1 cup tapioca pearls
- 6-8 cups water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups water
Make sugar syrup for your Boba pearls. Mix the white and brown sugar together, along with water. Boil them.
Remove the sugar syrup from heat, when it starts boiling. Place it in the refrigerator and allow it to cool.
Boil 6-8 cups of water in a large pot. Add the tapioca pearls. Cover, and allow the mixture to continue boiling for 25 minutes.
Turn off the heat, but leave the pearls and water in the pot for 25 minutes.
Drain the pearls, and cover them in sugar syrup for at least 1 hour before draining and serving them. You can leave them in the sugar syrup for up to 48 hours before they start to disintegrate.
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