Make Boba Milk Tea At Home

Milk Tea DIY: Make Boba Milk Tea At Home

Boba is a category of chunky drinks. Boba milk tea is the classic version, with black tea, milk, ice, and chewy tapioca pearls, served with a fat straw. Tapioca pearls are a starch extract of the cassava plant. When they're raw, they're white, hard, and don't taste like anything. However, after boiling in caramelized syrup, they become the black, springy tapioca pearls that we love in our milk tea.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to DIY milk tea boba anytime? The good news is that you can pick up prepared tapioca pearls online at My Bubble Tea. You'll need to cook them, but don't worry—we'll tell you how here, and you can also check our videos if you want to learn how to make boba milk tea at home like a pro.

To get started, use this how-to milk tea DIY to make DIY milk tea boba. If you order one at a coffee shop, you'll pay three to five dollars a drink. Why spend the extra money when you can make boba milk tea at home, anytime? You can DIY milk tea boba with various flavors, but first, let's start with a classic milk tea DIY.

You'll need black tea bags, creamer, and ice. Additionally, you'll want to make sure that you have fructose on hand. Fructose is a fruit juice extract and an excellent way to sweeten boba naturally.

The first thing you need to do for a great milk tea DIY is prepare the tapioca pearls. It takes two cups of water for every 1/4 cup of tapioca pearls. Once the water is boiling, stir the boba in gently. When they start to float, turn the heat down to low and let them simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or to taste. The best thing about when you make boba milk tea at home is that you can adjust how long you cook the tapioca pearls and find your perfect chewiness. All you have to do is experiment with how long you let them boil. Also, make sure to stir them occasionally while they simmer gently.

Next, drain the boba and put it in a bowl of sugar syrup to cool. You'll want to use the tapioca pearls immediately, so they taste their best. While the boba cools, go ahead and do the milk tea DIY. Steep the black tea bag in boiled water for three to five minutes (depending on how strong you like your tea). Once the tea is ready, dispose of the teabag. Now, add cream and stir in fructose to your desired sweetness.

The final steps for DIY milk tea boba are as follows. Fill a pint glass half full with ice cubes. Add the tapioca pearls. Then pour in the milk tea and add a fat straw. There you have it. DIY milk tea boba. Enjoy!