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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Love these popping pearls. The flavour is yummy and tastes like strawberry and I love that they burst in your mouth. :)
Not only are they easy to make but stores well also. Now I just need a BTC cup with my next order and all will be right with the world. If you ignore 2020 altogether that is.
Brown Sugar Milk Tea 10 Pack
After making my own home made boba and trying these I'll definitely order these again. They keep well and are of good quality, also a huge time saver!
Taste The Rainbow
Absolutely obsessed with everything this brand has to offer, the coconut and brown sugar milk teas are an addiction at this point theyre just so good! Quality far surpasses chain boba tea shops (you know the ones) and pricing works out so cheap!! If you haven’t tried yet you’re missing out
The product is delicious, and such a delight to have while in lockdown!
I ordered this to mix up my usual fruit tea with strawberry popping pearls. I've been mixing these in with the strawberry pearls and these taste amazing! They're a nice surprise of flavour when mixed in with the strawberry. I think this might be a new favourite?!
Was referred by a friend and did not disappoint!
Will be buying again !!
my 2 daughters and I live bible tea but there isn't a place near us that sells it. Some years ago I looked into trying to get the pearls bit out seemed too hard as we're only overseas sites i could find at the time.
Skip ahead a lot of years and i find an ad for bubble tea via FB and decide to give it a go... is it a scam? Is it any good??
Well... I've made 2 lots so far, last night for my girls and me, under sufferance I might add, but OMG am I glad that I did! It was the best I have ever tried!! Being able to adapt the flavours and sweetness... just amazing! I will be getting more of these i can tell you!!! YUM!!!!!
I love it. It’s so refreshing and definitely will be ordering more in the future.
The milk tea is delicious and so easy to prepare. The products arrived quickly and are packaged well. Will definitely be making another purchase
I love it so much! I am saving so much money on bubble tea now and it allows me to have a treat during lockdown 2.0 without breaking any rules. I would definitely repurchase.
I've tried store bought taro milk tea powders in the past and found that they were very sweet. I decided to try the taro flavour from BBT and am very impressed with the flavour. I will totally be buying more when I run out :)
I'm so impressed with this homemade bubble tea! I can't get bubble tea where I live and have been missing it so much, but this is just as good as the store bought stuff! Great company, friendly and responsive staff, quick delivery and amazing product.
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Great taste and even better to add to cocktails.
very quick delivery and helpful customer service, great quality aswell
Brown Sugar Milk Tea 10 Pack
Just delicious. Its so fun amd more affordable to make bubble tea at home just like the takeaway ones
I have been searching for the original coconut jelly for ages and have finally found it. So delicious!!!!!
Simple to make, cheaper to buy than always getting it from shops, definitely will be keeping this stuff stocked!
Definitely would recommend with how easy and yummy it is! Bubble tea made in the comfort of your own home ☺️
It tastes soooo good and is so incredibly easy to make. Would 100% recomend and will get again.
If you dont feel like tapioca balls that these are a nice change or you can put them with the tapioca they are still really good
Love this DIY kit, so many flavours to choose from
Love the flavours and eagerly awaiting future ones. Green Apple with coconut jelly is my current favorite. Lovely taste - not sour and not overly sweet
Amazing, I loved being able to make it at home, especially now that I can’t go out and get one! However, I think that the order should have its own instructions/recipe rather than having to go on the website.
Brown Sugar Milk Tea 10 Pack
Absolutely loved them. I added about 1/2 cup more water just cause I like mine really soft and chewy
Very nice tea and great to make at home during these times! I've liked all the flavors of fruit tea I've tried and all the toppings are great too! Highly recommend!
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Great idea, great product, highly recommend
Delicious stuff! Will be buying again soon
They are pretty simple to make (the longest part is re-hydrating the pearls). And they are delicious. I got the Taro milk tea and the taste and consistency is better than some stores that I have bought from.
My only concern is that the ingredients don't seem to be listed anywhere
Just as good as the ones you buy at any tea shop! :)
Love how easy it is to make good quality bubble tea at home and now I can have it whenever I want 🤩🙌🏼
Love making our soda drinks with the yummy mango popping balls and look forward to trying other flavours