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Simple Bubble Tea

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"Popular Asian tea drink."
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1 h 10 m servings 217
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 12-ounce servings)


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add tapioca pearls, and cover pot. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain pearls and set aside.
  2. Pour brewed tea, condensed milk, and sugar into a pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate tea mixture until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Scoop tapioca pearls into 4 large glasses, about 2 tablespoons each. Fill each glass with tea mixture; top with ice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 217 calories; 1.7 49.3 1.6 7 44 Full nutrition

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bubble tea is made with much larger tapioca, it can be purchased online, in Asian markets, or made yourself. the tapioca called for in this recipe will not produce bubble tea like you would purc...

Besides the tapioca pearls, the tea is pretty good. I’m pretty sure I got the wrong kind of pearls because they took over a half hour to cook, they were sticky and slimy and just didn’t go well ...

1.19.17 I’ve never had bubble tea before, so I Googled Quick Cooking Pearl Tapioca, and Minute Maid® (which I had on hand) came up, so that’s what I used. The tapioca congealed into clumps in ...

I make a simple syrup (boiling 1 to 1 cup of white sugar and water) to put the pearls in as they cool. You add the soaked pearls and some of the syrup to the tea and condensed milk for a smoothe...