How was Bubble Tea (a.k.a Boba Tea) made?
This is the original bubble tea.All of those little things you see there are tapioca pearls.
Tapioca pearls are what us originally in bubble tea.Tapioca pearls come from tapioca,which comes from the cassava root.Tapioca is sold as either flour or pearls.
Fruit poppers are made from fruit juice.You may have seen these at your local fro-yo shop.These are a substitute for the tapioca pearls.
Where did bubble tea originate?
How is bubble tea made?
Pre-soak the pearls for a few hours if you want them tender all the way through, rather than soft on the outside and chewy on the inside (which is how most people prefer them).Measure 7 parts water to 1 part tapioca pearls. Bring the water to a rolling boil.Add the pearls and stir them to make sure they don't stick to the bottom.When the pearls float to the top, cover the pot and keep the water at a rolling boil for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutesRemove from heat and let the pearls sit covered for 30 minutes.Rinse the pearls with lukewarm or cold water.Sweeten the pearls with honey or the following sugar syrup to taste (which can also be used to sweeten the drink).Mix one cup of white sugar, one cup of brown sugar, and two cups of water in a pot.Bring to a boil, then immediately remove from heat.(This is for the boba/tapioca pearls.)Later on you can make the tea part and simply add the boba.Enjoy!
What countries is bubble tea popular in?
Europe, South Korea, Canada, U.S.A, China, Japan and many other countries drink bubble tea.