Most Boba / Bubble tea recipes contain a tea base mixed with fruit or milk. Some popular flavors are: Honeydew Melon, Taro and Matcha Green Tea Latte. The Boba is served most often cold, sometimes hot, and blended like a smoothie or shaken like a cocktail.
One of the first written records of adding milk to tea in the West was in 1698 in a letter a Lady Russell sent to her daughter with some "milk bottles" for tea (1). In a later letter she wrote, "excellent green tea is good with milk". Black tea was not invented until some 30 years later (2).
For every classy, cosmopolitan college student, tea is a must. Not just any tea, though. Quali-tea (couldn’t help myself). Nowadays, college students in large metropolitan areas can often be found at bubble tea hubs, playing board games and pool with their friends.
Lychee Bubble Tea July 12, 2013 / Morgan Have you ever had bubble tea? It's a super fun drink that you can find at some Thai restaurants, speciality shops and tea houses. I, personally, love it! It's a flavored tea with yummy squishy tapioca balls in it. You suck them up through a big fat straw and chew on them. I KNOW, if you haven't had it ...
#SpoonTip: Alternatively, you can buy powdered matcha green tea and just mix with hot water. GIF by Hui Lin Step 3. In a tall cup, add a generous scoop of the cooked tapioca pearls. Add honey or syrup to taste. GIF by Hui Lin Step 4. Fill the cup halfway with the tea, and fill the rest with almond milk. Top it off with a large straw and enjoy.
The passion fruit adds a surprising brightness to the tea, slightly tart with a tropical tang that is offset perfectly by the creamy sweet tea. This was my first time making boba at home, and I simply followed the package instructions, covering the pearls with a sugar syrup once they were tender, and you can definitely do the same (they are ready in about 10 minutes).
The term "bubble tea" is actually a reference to the milk froth that forms when the drink is shaken, not the chewy pearls in the drink that resemble bubbles, Quartz noted. The name "boba," on the other hand, originates from a Taiwanese slang term for the pearls.
From now until April 17th, they are offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal where you choose the bubble tea of your choice, then get to decide whether you want a Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea or Pearl Milk Tea as the free drink. Between April 18th – 24th(?), you can upsize the bubble tea for free.
Bossen Strawberry Syrup gives you so many possibilities to create desserts and drinks that people enjoy. Try to make strawberry iced tea, or lemonade, or strawberry frozen yogurt. Or just top it off shaved snow ice, ice cream or a custard pie.