Bubble tea is an Asian milk tea beverage that has been enhanced by the addition of tapioca pearls that has been popular around the world especially in the Philippines and it’s also popular as a summer drink. Because of its popularity, you might need to spend almost 30 minutes at the store queuing to get your bubble tea. If you are tired of queuing to get your favorite drink every time you crave it then you might consider making one on your own. Making your own is a lot easier and much more customizable. If you are staying in the Philippines, you might be familiar with the Okinawa Milk Tea Powder where you can use to make your bubble tea at home.
In this recipe, we will show you how to make your bubble tea with the help of Okinawa milk tea powder and tapioca pearls. For the tapioca pearl, you can easily buy it at your nearest supermarket. The tea is made with a combination of Okinawa milk tea powder, sugar, and a half or a non-dairy replacement. Simply add ice and a broad straw, and you may enjoy your favorite dessert at any time!
Milk tea base
- 3 tablespoons of Okinawa Milk Tea Powder
- 2 tablespoons of top creamer
- 15ml of brown sugar syrup
- Ice cubes
- ½ cup medium black tapioca pearls (50 g)
- 2 cups brown sugar (440 g)
- 1 cup of hot water (240 mL)
- For the milk tea dissolve completely 3 scoops tablespoon of Okinawa Milk Tea Powder and 2 scoops tablespoon of top creamer and 15ml of brown sugar syrup in 200ml of hot brewed tea in a cocktail shaker. When the milk is dissolved completely, put it in the refrigerator to let it cool.
- For the tapioca pearl, on high heat, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. When the water begins to boil, add the tapioca pearls and cook for about 20 minutes, or until softened.
- Through a strainer, drain the pearls.
- Place the strainer over a medium bowl and sift the pearls through it. Fill the strainer halfway with boiling water, then add the brown sugar.
- To dissolve the brown sugar, stir it in. Soak the pearls in brown sugar syrup for 30 minutes before separating the bubbles and syrup until ready to serve.
- When it’s ready to be served, pick up your favorite glasses and then tilt the glass and pour your brown sugar syrup in a circle way around your glass.
- After that, place the tapioca pearls close to the lip of the glass, letting them slide down to the base. Repeat this on all sides to get a trippy, tiger stripe-like ripple effect on your glass to make it look the same as the one you purchase at your favorite bubble tea store.
- When it is done, add the ice cubes as much as you want or depend on your preference then add the milk tea that you have made before.
- Stir using a straw with a wide aperture and enjoy! It’s best to drink it with a straw so you can get at the pearls as you drink the tea.