Updated: January 2022
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Making homemade Bubble Tea🥤 with fresh Boba Pearls. This guide will show how to make Boba Pearls complete with video, pictures and product links.

Bubble Tea Boba Pearls in 9 Steps

Estimated Quantity: 4-6 servings

  1. Premeasure Ingredients
  2. Boil Water & Dark Brown Sugar
  3. Stir Tapioca Flour Into Dark Brown Sugar Mix
  4. Form Boba Pearls
  5. Cook Boba Pearls
  6. Boil Water & Dark Brown Sugar, again
  7. Cool Cooked Boba In Ice Bath / Cold Water
  8. Soak & Simmer Boba in Dark Brown Sugar Mix
  9. Cool & Serve In Favorite Beverage

Ingredients

  • 100 Grams Tapicoa Flour
  • 90 Grams Muscovado Sugar or Dark Brown Sugar
  • 60 Milliliters

Recommended Equipment

  1. Step 1: Premeasure Ingredients
    • Using the food scale and 5 measuring cups, measure;
    • 100g of tapioca flour, 60ml of water, and 30g of dark brown sugar (for forming boba dough).
    • 60ml of water and 60g of dark brown sugar (for soaking boba dough).
    • Premeasure ingredients
  2. Step 2: Boil Water & Dark Brown Sugar
    • In small saucepan bring 60ml water to a boil and add 30g dark brown sugar or muscovado sugar. Mix thoroughly
    • Boil sugar mix
    • TIP - Dark brown sugar and Muscovado sugar are richer in flavor and make darker color Boba.
  3. Step 3: Stir Tapioca Flour Into Dark Brown Sugar Mix
    • TIP BEFORE ADDING FLOUR - Work quickly during this step, otherwise you’ll be left with Non-Newtonian Fluid.
    • Once sugar is well mixed, add half of the tapioca flour. Stir quickly (no more than 5 seconds). Then add remaining flour.
    • Stir in tapioca flour
    • Let dough cool for about 10 minutes before forming.
  4. Step 4: Form Boba Pearls
    • Dough shold still be slightly warm. This will make it easier to make the Boba pearls.
    • Knead dough for about 15 seconds.
    • Take roughly a third of the dough at a time and break tiny pieces and place in each molding.
    • Form boba pearls
  5. Step 5: Cook Boba Pearls
    • In large pot bring 8 cups of water to a boil. On medium/high flame cook Boba for 8 minutes and drain with slotted spoon.
    • On medium/high flame cook Boba for 8 minutes and drain with slotted spoon.
    • WHILE COOKING: Complete next step.
    • Cook boba pearls
  6. Step 6: Boil Water & Dark Brown Sugar, again
    • Bring 60 ml of water and 60 g of dark brown sugar to a boil.
    • Turn heat down to simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Step 7: Cool Cooked Boba In Ice Bath / Cold Water
    • In pyrex bowl add COLD water and add cooked Boba.
    • Let sit, stirring lightly, for 1 minute.
  8. Step 8: Soak & Simmer Boba in Dark Brown Sugar Mix
    • Add cooled Boba to sugar reduction and soak on low flame for 8 minutes.
    • This step should not produce a boil. This is solely to soak and provide richer flavor to Boba.
    • Soak boba pearls in sugar mix
  9. Step 9: Cool & Serve In Favorite Beverage
    • Place desired amount of Boba in serving cup and cool for 5 minutes.
    • Once cooled, add your favorite drink and enjoy.
    • Enjoy bubble tea

Watch each step in full detail in our YouTube video - How to Make Boba Pearls & Bubble Tea 🥤 At Home

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