How to Make Bubble (Boba) Milk Tea





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Published on Mar 27, 2014

Save yourself some cash and make bubble or boba milk tea at home. With a few ingredients and a little time you can have a boba party on the cheap, cheap. Watch this Emmymade How-to to see how it's done. New videos every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday!
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Pearl Soybean Drink - Thirsty? #13

Bubble/Boba Milk Tea

3 C. water
4 t. loose leaf black tea or a few tea bags of your favorite tea
1 C. boba, 5-minute instant type
1/4 C. turbinado sugar (you can substitute brown or white sugar)
1/4 C. water
condensed milk, to your liking
whole milk, again as much as you like

Begin with making your tea concentrate. Bring 3 C. of water to a boil & add your tea. Reduce heat and allow tea to steep for 2 min. Strain tea and allow to cool.

Bring 4 C. of water to a rapid boil. Add 1. C of uncooked boba to the water. Boil for 5 minutes or until the pearls are chewy and not firm in the middle. Drain and rinse with cold water. Make the simple syrup by dissolving 1/4 C. of sugar to 1/4 C. of boiling water. Place the drained boba in the syrup and allow to soak at least 15 min. The pearls can also be stored in the syrup in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat them in microwave for 30 seconds (for 1 serving) to soften them up before adding milk & tea.

To assemble add the soaked boba to the bottom of a glass, top with condensed milk, whole milk, ice, and tea. Stir well and adjust flavors to your liking. Make 4-6 servings.

8-bit Disco music courtesy of audionetwork.com and royalty-free Sprightly from iMovie. If you're reading this you should fix yourself some boba bubble pearl milk tea. Now say that ten times fast. Comment "Boba bubble, boba bubble, boba bubble." below. :)


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