Bubble Tea
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
Slightly sweet, with more tea than milk, this recipe is based on tea that's already been brewed. Use your favorite tea - I particularly like jasmine green or Earl grey.
  • ¼ cup dried black boba pearls
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¾ cup brewed tea
  • ½ cup whole milk
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add boba and continue to boil, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 to 15 more minutes.
  2. Combine ¾ cup of water with honey in a saucepan and heat gently over low heat, stirring. Remove it from heat when the honey is dissolved. Set it aside until the pearls are ready.
  3. When the pearls are ready, drain them, place them in a narrow container (such as a small mason jar) and then gently stir in enough syrup to cover the pearls. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the pearls to a drinking glass and then combine the tea, the milk, and 2 T of the honey syrup in a cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice.
  5. Shake the tea vigorously and then pour it into a glass. Pour over the pearls. Add additional honey syrup to taste, and reserve any leftover syrup for another use.
Original recipe by Molly Yeh/Food 52.
Recipe by Pork Cracklins at http://www.porkcracklins.com/2016/10/bubble-tea/