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Hey there Boba lovers!! Boba tea is blasting its way to reign over every latest trendy beverage. On top of that, boba tea is filled up with nutrients, it is energizing, and the caffeine content will keep you going and refreshed after a long tiring day.

In addition to boba’s unique taste, its chewy tapioca pearl adds a unique element to the drink. While drinks like iced coffee or juice tend to have the same constancy, boba’s pearls provide a “break” from the sameness. It really is a one-of-a-kind drink.

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But it is not always possible for one to go to a coffee shop for this refreshing drink. The best solution is to make it at home. Do you know how to makeBoba Tea? Well, you are awesome!

But don’t be disheartened if you don’t, cause we will give you the best, easy-to-follow recipes to make boba tea at home. You can make it within minutes following these recipes.

What’s the hold-up then? Let’s make some refreshing Boba Tea;

What Is Boba Tea And Everything Great About It

Well, of course, you know everything about your boba drink. We are illustrating this section for the new boba lovers who just have tasted this excellent drink or planning to do so.

But you are also welcome to read it through.

In Taiwan, during the 1980s, Liu Han-Chieh and Lin Hsiu Hui developed boba tea. As a result of seeing how the Japanese drank their coffee with milk, Lin Han-Chieh came up with the idea for milk tea. Lin Hsiu Hui, a product manager at the time, created the pearls by adding sweetened pudding, tapioca balls, and iced tea to the bubble milk tea. This resulted in a massive spike in the popularity of the teahouse.

Southeast and East Asian countries have since become boba fans. Boba shops are now open in almost every country globally and are no longer exclusive to Taiwanese enclaves as they once were.

If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of boba and you’re perplexed by the overwhelming menu full of options, this is your chance; please try it ASAP!

In general, shops offer a wide selection of flavors. Some exotic flavors include avocado, taro, matcha, lychee, guava, boba pearl, and even matcha boba.

Besides tea, boba shops offer slushies and milk drinks as well. In the case of slushies, tea and syrups are blended with crushed ice to create a sweet and frosty treat. Honey or brown sugar syrupis usually used to sweeten milk drinks. People who are lactose intolerant may not be comfortable with it.

Why Should We Consider Making Homemade Bubble Tea?

Bubble tea is easy to make at home. It’s not as difficult as it seems. Besides being healthier, it is less expensive. It is much healthier to make your own bubble tea than to buy it, especially if it is fruity milk tea. Unlike store-bought drinks, homemade boba drinks are made from natural fruit rather than fruit syrup.

There will be no overwhelming sweetness in a homemade boba drink. When you buy bubble tea at a bubble tea shop, you usually get a sweet beverage. Due to the syrups that are added to the drink and the tremendous amount of sugar, it becomes very sweet.

When you make boba at home, you can use any kind of sweetener you like, and you can customize the amount of sweetener you add based on your taste.

The price of bubble tea has risen dramatically in recent years. Making your own is much less expensive than paying someone to mix up a couple of ingredients. If you make this at home, you can relax on your balcony and soak up the sun without leaving your house or jumping into your car.

What else gets better than this?

Boba Tea Recipes

Now. Let’s make some Boba Teas by following some of the easiest recipes.

Boba Milk Tea


For Boba Pearls

  • ⅓ (75 g) cup water
  • ¼ (55 g) cup dark muscovado sugar
  • ¾ (65 g) cup tapioca flour

For Brown Sugar Syrup

  • 1 (220 g) cup dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 (240 mL) cup of water

For Black Tea

  • 2 (480 mL) cups of water
  • 6 black tea bags

For Mixture

  • 3 tablespoons half & half
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 (450 g) cups of ice


A medium pan should be heated with water and muscovado sugar. The mixture should boil after 3-4 minutes when the sugar dissolves. Continue stirring continuously until smooth while adding a bit of the tapioca flour.

Stir vigorously until a sticky dough forms with half of the remaining tapioca flour. Then, remove it from the heat and stir in the remaining flour. Combine the mixture until it forms a ball. Set aside and let cool slightly.

Transfer the dough to a clean surface and cut it into shapes. If the dough is too sticky or too dry, add more flour or water as necessary all the flour is incorporated, and the dough is smooth.

Separate the dough into two equal parts. Slice the dough in half crosswise if they become too long, and roll into long, thin ropes about 1/4 inches (6.35 mm) thick.

Using a bit of tapioca flour, roll each piece of fruit into a ball. Use the flour as a thin coating to prevent the pieces from sticking together. Boil the water in a large pot.

Ensure the pearls are free of flour before adding them to the boiling water. Once the pearls are separated, reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally as you simmer for about 20 minutes until the food is cooked through.

Make the brown sugar syrup by heating the muscovado sugar and water together in a small saucepan. For 5-7 minutes, cook until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is slightly reduced. Combine the syrup and fruit in a large heatproof bowl.

Drain the pearls and rinse with cold water after they have cooked through. Pour the brown sugar syrup over the pearls and let them sit for 30-60 minutes.

Add the water and tea bags to a medium pot and heat them over high heat. When the tea has boiled, remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Mix the sweetened condensed milk and half-and-half in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup.

Place about 1/3 cup (80 ml) of boba pearls and brown sugar syrup at the bottom of each glass. Then add 11/2 cups ice (225 grams) and 3 tablespoons of the milk mixture. Whisk together, then pour into a glass.

Classic Peanut Butter And Jelly Flavor Strawberry Boba Tea


  • ¾ cup strawberries
  • 1½ cups milk of choice
  • 1½ Tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Liquid sweetener, to taste (if desired)
  • ⅓ cup boba tapioca pearls, (cooked)


Place a large pot half full of water on the stove and bring to a boil. You can add about 10 drops of liquid sweetener if you want it sweet. The sweetener we recommend is monk fruit drops or stevia.

Adding boba tapioca pearls to boiling water will yield a creamy texture. Stir the boba for a few seconds, then cover and boil for three minutes. Remove pot from heat and drain the boba pearls.

Cover with water and let stand until ready to use. Unless you do, they will stick together! The strawberries, milk, peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener should be blended until smooth.

Pour blended milk tea into a boba teacup with cooked tapioca pearls, garnish with a boba straw, and enjoy!


For boba, what kind of tea do you use?

The traditional tea used for boba is black tea. The taste of black tea can be varied by using different blends of teas, like Early Gray. Another popular base for boba tea is green tea, including jasmine green tea or green tea powders like matcha.

Can boba help you lose weight?

Sorry to say, it doesn’t. Adding extra calories, carbohydrates, and fats is the major problem with most weight loss endeavors.


There you have it, amigos; these recipes will help you enjoy one refreshing glass of boba tea.

You can think of the calories or fat you may consume with boba tea, but you can use plant-based milk and zero-calorie sweeteners.

The bottom line, customize your boba tea as you prefer. Is there anyone to judge your preferences except you, eh? Please do let us know your experiences.

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