I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but whenever I go to the mall, I have to buy one. I prefer the mocha with the boba, but thanks to amazon, I found all that I needed to make it myself.
WHAT TO DO:
Follow the directions of the package you buy. General directions are like this.
Measure 2 cups of water for every 1/4 cup of boba. (Ex: I made 1 cup of boba, requiring 8 cups of water). Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the boba and stir gently until they begin floating to the top of the water.
Turn the heat to medium and cook the boba for 12-15 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, cover, and let the pearls sit for another 12-15 minutes.Once the boba have finished cooking, drain them from the water and transfer them to a small bowl or container. Pour the sugar syrup (see below) over them until they are submerged. Allow the boba to reach RT (room temperature) or at least 15 minutes. Boba are best if used within a few hours of cooking, but can be refrigerated for several days. Please know, they will gradually harden the longer they sit.
Prepare Boba Syrup:
While the boba are cooking, make a simple sugar syrup. This is to sweeten and preserve them once they have been cooked. Make a 1:1 sugar:water solution by bringing 1/2 cup of water (for every 1/2 cup boba) to a boil over high heat on the stove or in the microwave. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup sugar until dissolved. Since I prepared 1 cup of boba, I made a sugar solution of 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Set aside to cool.
Prepare STRONG Tea:
The more in advance you make this the better it will taste. Boil one cup of water for every two tea bags. Loose leaf tea can be used as well. Chill the tea until you are prepared to fix your drink.
MAKE YOUR BUBBLE TEA:
Using a spoon add boba to the bottom of your glass, adding some of the syrup as well. Pour your prepared tea in next. Either leave it plain and add some water, make it creamy by adding milk (I used almond milk), or make it fruity by adding a fruit juice.