Blueberry Ginseng Bubble Tea

Beautiful food photography: two clear jars filled with bubble tea. Recipe made using Tetley Clarity tea.

Make bubble tea at home with steeped tea, simple syrup, and black tapioca pearls (boba).

Preparation time: 5 minutes 
Cook time: 5 minutes 
Total time: 15 minutes 
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 Clarity Blueberry Ginseng tea bags
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) black tapioca pearls (boba) 
  • Milk, sweetened condensed milk or almond milk (optional) 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) ice
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water 

Directions

  1. Steep tea bags in 3 cups (750 mL) boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and let cool. Refrigerate until cold.  
  2. Simple Syrup: In saucepan, bring sugar and water to boil over medium heat; boil for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Let cool and set aside.
  3. Divide steeped tea between two tall glasses. Add 1/4 cup (60 mL) black tapioca pearls (boba) and 2 tbsp (30 mL) simple syrup to each glass. (Refrigerate remaining syrup in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.) 
  4. For milky bubble tea, add desired amount of milk, sweetened condensed milk, or almond milk. Top with ice.

Tips

  • Purchase ready to use black tapioca pearls (boba) online or in specialty stores. 
  • To make your own boba, bring 3 cups (750 mL) water to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried black tapioca pearls. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Add boba to simple syrup and let cool. 
  • Increase recipe as desired. Make bubble tea at home with steeped tea, simple syrup, and black tapioca pearls (boba).