How to make the perfect
bubble tea for only $2.19
Written by Jenny and Pam
The bubble tea cravings kick in, but the bubble tea store you like to frequent is closed and your bank account is not looking too happy about your third boba purchase this week.
Say no more, we’ve gotchu! Here’s a simple recipe to make the perfect cup of bubble tea for just $2.19 a cup (fixing your bbt cravings AND not breaking the bank… #lifehack!)
Originating from Taiwan, bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea or boba tea) has taken over the beverage industry by storm! Typically made with a tea base mixed with creamy milk and chewy tapioca pearls (boba), bubble tea can be served either hot or cold with the ice/sugar levels customised to your own liking! The tapioca pearls are usually rather flavourless on their own, but once combined with the creamy goodness of the milk tea you’ve got the perfect beverage that sends happy tingles down the spine!
Although the classic bubble tea drink is simply milk tea and boba, you can always ✨spice✨ things up a little by opting for a flavoured milk tea, swapping out the boba for different toppings or adjusting your ice/sugar levels.
There is no doubt bubble tea has won the hearts of many around the globe as the go-to drink!
Tell me, tell me! What’s the recipe!
Ok, hold your horses! We understand all the excitement, so here’s the (not so secret) recipe to make the perfect classic original bubble milk tea…
To make things super simple, grab your Bubble Tea Club Milk Tea kit for all the ingredients you exactly need.
Let’s start with the boba
If you’re a bubble tea connoisseur, you’ll understand how important it is to get your pearls/boba to be “QQ” (what the locals refer to as the perfect chewy texture of the pearls).
First grab your pearls! We’re recommending 2 tbs of pearls per serve - but feel free to adjust the boba ratio to your own liking if you like more/less or if you’re making a big batch!
Prepare 360ml of water in a pot and bring to boil over the stove. Once you’ve got your water bubbling, let’s dump in the pearls and give it a good mix every few minutes to avoid having them stick together (this is so you can have the optimum drinking experience later - we don’t want a large blanket of boba pearls shooting through your straw… big hazard, not ideal… speaking from our own negative experiences). Let the boba dance and boil away for around 20 minutes (or until desired QQ-ness). Then, take them out of the pot to drain!
Moving on to the milk tea
If you’re making the original milk tea, you’ll simply need one Bubble Tea Club milk tea bag. If you’re feeling a lil bit fancy and making a flavoured milk tea, grab your Bubble Tea Club milk tea flavour powder (taro/honeydew/thai/strawberry/chocolate/coconut) , you’ll need around 3 tbs of flavour powder.
Place the milk tea bag or flavoured powder in 250ml of hot water and stir until dissolved (if using flavour powder; alternatively let the tea bag soak for 5-10 mins or until your desired tea strength by soaking for longer/shorter, then remove the tea bag).
Add in 3tbs of Bubble Tea Club creamer and add Bubble Tea Club fructose to your desired sweetness. Mix. 🌪
Assemble the drink!
Add your desired amount of ice into a cup (or if you’re on the go, pour it into your Bubble Tea Club Reusable Bubble Tea Cup). Add your cooked chewy tapioca pearls that we prepared before, then pour in the milk tea!
That’s it, you’re now a bobarista making your own DIY bubble milk tea! 👁👅👁
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It is so easy to prepare. So tasty and most of all, the quality is amazing.
So glad that the ingredients from Taiwan.
Great product, arrived quickly. Would buy again.
Easy to make/prepare...I reckon taro and honeydew taste just as good as the ones you can buy from the shop. Fast delivery and hassle free transaction. Would love to try other flavours and will definitely be ordering again soon.
Packaging was A+ & the taste was even better A+++! I will definitely be ordering more in the future and try out the others as well! Love it! Thank BBT! You guys should sell Merch as well!
Bought this as a present for my lil boba-crazy sis and she absolutely loved it! She’s hard to please so this is a huuuuge compliment!
The addiction is real ... my family loves these fruit teas. We haven't had store- bought BBT since we found BBT Club. Peach, passionfruit and lychee fruits are our favourites so far!
Never made bubble tea at home before but with the instructions online everything with super easy and tasted great
I got these for my kids to have in juice (as a treat) and they absolutely love them.
Absolutely love the quality and flavour of this Matcha! The Brown Sugar Syrup is luscious, thick and just amazing combined with milky matcha and pearls!
Order came quickly, and was very tasty!
I loved every sip. Easy to make and products are very good
Lovely tea! Not quite the same as instore but that is because I find myself over steeping the green tea which made it strong and a tad bitter. Experimenting with steeping times and sugar is fun and I love that the pearls are just like the ones in store!
Really great boba and really good value for money. It’s really easy to make and I’m so happy with it, I even like it more than the bubble tea from the shops. Delivery was super quick too, can’t wait to try more flavours! Very well done, it’s such a great idea!
Amazing. Having never tried bubble tea we really didn't know what to expect but my son had seen it on YouTube and was desperate to try it. I got it as a surprise and he loves it and is making his own every day. Now planning what flavours to try next 🙂. Customer service is also brilliant.
Tastes just like you’d get at a shop.