Skip the specialty shops and make your own Boba Tea Recipe at home. Quick, easy, and absolutely flavorful, this will quickly become a favorite.


- Water - Loose-leaf Chinese breakfast black tea - Tapioca pearls - Dark brown sugar - Ice - Half and half

Using minimal ingredients and time, you can save your money and a trip and make this Boba Tea Recipe at home. It will be a great morning or afternoon pick-me-up.

In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the tea then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer the tea for 2 minutes then take off the heat and let steep for about 5 minutes.



Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into a large heat-proof bowl, discard the leaves. Let cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge to chill.


Next, cook the tapioca pearls per the directions on the packaging. Place them in a medium-sized heat-proof bowl, set aside.


Add the brown sugar and water into a medium-sized saucepot, stirring to combine. Place the mixture over medium heat making sure to stir constantly.


Bring mixture to a simmer and simmer for 3 minutes, again stirring constantly. This can boil rapidly so make sure to remove from heat if it starts to boil over.

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