Very Popular Bubble Tea

Very Popular Bubble Tea


"Bubble tea is very popular, especially to Asians, but now, more and more people from different backgrounds like the taste of it. I'm no expert at this, but I do know how to make it. It's simple but some of the ingredients may be a little tough to find. Just be patient and look for them in Chinese grocery stores. It is worth the trouble!"


1 h 30 m servings 280 cals
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Original recipe yields 1 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.9g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in 1 teaspoon sugar until it dissolves. Toss in the pearl tapioca. Cook for about 20 minutes. Rinse, drain, and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Pour tea, milk, and 4 teaspoons sugar into a cocktail shaker. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the milk is well mixed in. Add the ice cubes, and shake so the whole drink can get cold. Pour into a glass, and add tapioca.


  • Notes
  • This drink can be turned into Bubble Green Tea if you use green tea instead.
  • If you can find it, use Chinese rock sugar, or bing tong, to cook the tapioca with.
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  1. 28 Ratings


This recipe works fairly well. However, I would recommend cooking your tapioca pearls for longer... 30 minutes or more. After the said 20 minutes, just watch the pearls until they are cooked to ...

The general problem of US bubble tea is the pearls do not have the chewness we have in Taiwan. When I make it at home, I would cook the pearls then move the pearls into rice cooker and cook for...

Definitely cook the tapioca at least 35-40 minutes. I run a bubble tea shop in Corpus Christi, TX 7314 SPID, and we use Choobees because you don't have to cook them...much easier! No cooking req...

You cannot use American pearl tapioca for this recipe as it will fall apart and be nothing but a bunch of starch. You must use Pearl Tapioca that is made just for Bubble Tea. I recommend cooking...

As others have suggested, I cooked the tapioca for about 30 minutes. The thing was, I should have stirred more, because a layer of tapioca pearls got stuck to the bottom of the pot, and could ea...

Good attempt at it. Following the advice of the first review, these are my insights. - You will probably have to cook the tapioca longer than 20 minutes. I cooked for about ~30 minutes. Cook ...

I have tried this recipe several times. I found I had to cook my tapioca for much longer. Cook it until the tapioca is clear. Also after the ice is added the tea is a bit watered down. I used...

Try this using spiced chai for a unique flavor.

Thanks skybabay.I had one bubble tea & I was hooked.Unfortunately where I live it's totally unavailble.However anyone can get supplies over the internet now.