Popular Asian tea drink.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 12-ounce servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Pour brewed tea, condensed milk, and sugar into a pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate tea mixture until chilled, about 1 hour.

  • Scoop tapioca pearls into 4 large glasses, about 2 tablespoons each. Fill each glass with tea mixture; top with ice.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 49.3g 16% DV; fat 1.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 6.5mg 2% DV; sodium 42.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2017
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 smoother taste/texture. I've also used other flavored teas (mango black tea is my favorite). Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2019
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 purchase. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2018
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 the boiling water; there was no draining the pearls. When I tried to drink the tea the tapioca clogged up the straw so I have to think I didn t use the right pearl tapioca. Next time I m near the Asian market I ll stop in and see what they have for pearl tapioca and perhaps try this again. In spite of that the taste was still pretty good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2017
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 smoother taste/texture. I've also used other flavored teas (mango black tea is my favorite). Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2019
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 purchase. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2019
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 with the tea. But over all the tea was good. If I were to make this again I would not add the pearls and instead of black tea I would try chi tea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2020
Perfect. Didn’t change a thing (except I used bergamot black tea) Read More