Bubble Tea

I’m tea obsessed lately. I know! This is my last tea recipe for a bit (AKA a few days), I promise! But, ever since I’ve discovered Steeped Tea, I can’t stop drinking and cooking with tea!

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Bubble teas!

So there is a tea craze that is sweeping the nation, and its not Matcha like I’ve previously been doing! It’s called Bubble Tea, and it’s basically tea with milk and sugar and tapioca bubbles. Coby loves it, so I thought I’d try and make our own recipe! I’d never had it before I made it, but I thought it turned out ok! We chose to try 4 different flavors of tea: Pineapple Orange Cooler (fruit tea), Berry Mojito (Green Tea), Tropical Earl Grey (Black tea), and Toasted Almond (black tea). Coby’s favorite was the Toasted almond, but he really wants to try it with coffee next! My favorites were the Berry Mojito and Tropical Earl Grey, but the Pineapple Orange Cooler was the prettiest! Check out the recipe below the pics! If you can’t find the tapioca pearls, I found mine on Amazon then just followed the instructions on the back!

While the bubble teas turned out pretty good, we learned that we needed to make stronger tea, but remember to not steep it too much longer, just add more tea! ¬†We also learned we needed to cool our tea down before using it, so we didn’t water it down as much with ice. We ALSO learned to make the ice before hand, because the gas station lady judged us hardcore for getting a giant cup of ice!

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The tapioca bubbles soaking in sugar!
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See the bubbles on the bottom! So fun!
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The ManaTEA soaking in it’s tea sauna!
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Coby wins the Straw Bubble Stacking Champion!

Did you know: The term Bubble Tea is actually not derived from the tapioca pearls (even though they look like bubbles), but actually from the bubbles that form when you shake the tea mixture!

Do you like Bubble Tea? Have you had it? What kind of tea would YOU put in the bubble tea? I love to read your comments!

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Bubble Tea
Bubble Tea is a fun drink for you and the kids! Sweet and flavorful if steeped well. TrendyAndOrganized.com
Course Drinks
Cuisine tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
large glass
Ingredients
Tapioca "Bubbles"
The Tea
Course Drinks
Cuisine tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
large glass
Ingredients
Tapioca "Bubbles"
The Tea
Instructions
Tapioca Pearls
  1. Bring the 3.5 cups of water to a roaring boil, then pour in the tapioca pearls. The recipe on the back of my pearls said to boil for 3 minutes, then simmer for 3 minutes. Go ahead and follow the recipe on the back of the pearls you buy for this step!
  2. After the pearls are cooked, soak them in a simple syrup. The simple syrup I used was 3/4 cup water, and 1 cup sugar. I have this on hand, but to make it just bring the sugar and water to a boil then let cool to room temperature! Set the pearls aside, I recommend using them promptly.
The Tea
  1. While the bubbles are soaking, go ahead and brew your favorite tea. You want to brew it strong, but remember that means MORE TEA, not more steeping time! You don't want your tea to be bitter. I recommend steeping only about 2 minutes longer than the regular steeping time.
  2. Put the tea in the fridge or freezer to cool it down. You don't have to do this, but Coby and I found it easier and tastier to cool it down.
  3. Once the tea is cool(ish), get your shaker out! In the shaker, put in 3/4 cup of the tea, 2 Tbsp cream, and 1 Tbsp of simple syrup. Add some ice, cover the shaker and shake until the milk gets frothy!
  4. In your glass (its more fun if it's clear!), put appx 3 Tbsp of the tapioca pearls. Pour the tea mixture over the bubbles, then drink and have fun! Be sure to let me know if you made it and which tea you used!
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