This was my first time having bubble tea. Shout out to my artist friend Misty for giving me some extra tapioca pearls that she had laying around. Yay! Free shit.
Bubble tea can be made an infinite amount of ways. A lot of people brew a bag of black tea and pour it over ice with pearls at the bottle. I’m not a fan of black tea so I wanted to share what the infinite amount of options were.
- Prep tapioca balls
- Make tea, coffee, smoothie, fruit + almond milk or flavored syrup with any liquid
You can sweeten with sugar, agave, maple syrup, sweetened almond milk, flavored syrups for coffees.
You can use tea, smoothie, coffee, almond milk and canned coconut for the liquid.
The use of the word “tea” below might be confusing since I chose not to use actual tea. Instead I mixed things into almond milk!
As far as I know each brand of pearls can take different amounts of time to prepare. I’ve heard of quick cook pearls that only take 5 minutes but mine took about 45 minutes.
How I prepared these pearls:
- I poured 1/2 cup of pearls in a bowl. Then boiled 6x the amount of water.
- Once water boils add pearls. Stir every few minutes. Once they float turn the heat down and put a lid on the pot. Let pearls boil on medium for 20 minutes & stir every couple minutes.
- After 20 minutes turn the heat off and keep the lid on for an 25 more minutes.
- After 25 minutes drain the pearls. Rinse pearls til they cool down.
- Mix pearls with a couple tablespoons of liquid syrup (I used agave). Now use in a drink.
Vegan Blue Bubble Tea
whisked blue spirulina capsule with almond milk + tapioca pearls
Vegan Green Bubble Tea
whisk powdered greens or matcha powder with almond milk + tapioca pearls
Vegan Pink Bubble Tea (Smoothie)
Blend frozen dragon fruit withy almond milk + tapioca pearls
(either use sweetened almond milk or add sweetener)
Vegan Iced Coffee Bubble Tea
- Put pearls at the bottom of a glass
- Fill glass with ice
- Pour fresh hot brewed coffee (or chilled coffee) over the ice
- Add sweetened almond milk