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!

Print Recipe
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!

Trending- Why Drink Tea?

Hey all! With all the health crazes on Pinterest, I’m sure you have seen all the amazing health benefits of Loose Leaf Tea! I’ve decided to start selling tea, because I drink SO much of it! Check out Copper City Tea, I’d love to help you de-stress, de-toxify, and be healthier and feel better with tea! Check out the information and health benefits of the types of teas 🙂

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Black Tea

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  • Black tea is best enjoyed while watching the sun rise. These savory, bold blends are the untimate burst of energy to step up your game. If you like coffee, you’ll love our black tea blends!
  • Black teas promote mental alertness, show a reduced risk of heart attacks, and have shown lower risks of kidney stones and ovarian cancer.

Green Tea

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  • Green reflects a oneness with nature. Green is a sense of well-being, peace, and serenity meant to be shared with family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Green teas have been shown to aid in weight loss, freshen breath, reduce cholesterol, promote healthy skin and hair, manage diabetes, reduce stress, and increase immunity. With all these amazing health benefits, why WOULDN’T you want to try some green tea?

Matcha

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  • Matcha is a special type of green tea. Matcha is special dried green tea leaves, that are then ground into a fine powder. Because the powder is then put into a tea (instead of discarded leaves like a regular tea), your body absorbs all the antioxidants green tea has to offer.
  • Because of all these antioxidants, Matcha has been shown to increase energy, boost the metabolism, enhance your mood, detoxify, boost concentration, and improve skin.
  • You can also bake with it!

Rooibos Tea

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  • Rooibos teas are naturally caffeine-free and filled with antioxidants, with a deliciously sweet flavor. They have no calories too!
  • Rooibos teas usually possess some cancer fighting properties, help to lower cholesterol and high-blood pressure, and help to reduce cramps and gastrointestinal distress.

Fruit Tea

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  • Fruit teas burst with flavors that are soothing when hot and crisp on ice. They are perfect steeped in alcohol, steeped in sparkling water for a healthy drink for kids, or make it as a regular tea! They have no added sugar and are caffeine-free.

Herbal Tea

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  • Herbal teas are crafted with herbs, fruits, and spices that compliment anyone’s journey to wellness. Filled with good ingredients, they’re blended to sooth your soul.
  • Each blend of herbal tea has it’s own benefits to help with whatever ails you.

White Tea

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  • White tea is the purest and least processed of all teas. It brews a light aroma and delicate flavor.
  • White tea has more potent anti-cancer properties, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and help strengthen the immune system.

Oolong tea

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  • Oolong teas are a traditional Chinese tea made through a unique process. They range in profile of a green tea to black tea. These teas are complex, diverse, and perfectly balanced.
  • Oolong teas lower cholesterol, can be used as a weight loss suppliment, and lower blood sugar.

Pu’erh Tea

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  • Pu’erh teas are aged like a fine wine. They have a rich, earthy flavor that is incredibly satisfying.
  • Pu’erh teas improve circulation, help digest food, and remove toxins from the blood stream.

So now you know the health benefits of tea! Now the real question though, Tea vs. Coffee? Really, it’s up to you! Coffee has more caffeine, but tea is generally healthier for you. Tea aids in weight loss, but coffee has been shown to help gain muscle. It depends on your situation, drink what you’d like!

Disclaimer: I can’t guarantee that you experience all the health benefits listed above, but I hope you do! However, I CAN guarantee you will have fun and love trying all the tea there is to offer!

I hope this was informational! What is YOUR favorite kind of tea? I’d love to hear it! Remember to check out the Copper City Tea site too!