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!
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!
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!