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Three glasses filled with thai tea boba.
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Boba Tea Recipe (How to Make Thai Bubble Tea)

A combination of Thai Tea and Bubble Tea, this easy Boba Tea Recipe is fun, delicious, and the perfect summertime drink. Learn all about Boba and How to Make Thai Bubble Tea right at home using just a handful of simple, delicious, easy-to-find ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time (optional)1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 4 drinks
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup Pantai Thai Tea Mix
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus more to taste
  • 8.8 ounces (1 bag) quick-cooking tapioca pearls
  • Ice
  • 1 cup half and half or milk of choice (full-fat coconut milk, sweetened condensed, evaporated, etc.)

Instructions

  • Prepare the Thai tea. Bring five cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the Pantai Thai Tea Mix and the sugar. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to low, cover, and gently simmer for two minutes or so before removing from heat. Allow tea to steep for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the tea. Strain your Thai tea through a fine mesh strainer to separate solids and set aside. To speed up cooling, place your tea in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Prepare the Boba. Approximately 15 minutes before serving, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the tapioca pearls (boba) and stir immediately to prevent them from sticking together. Allow them to cook for approximately 5-7 minutes (they should be floating on the top and have a chewy texture). Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a clean bowl.
  • Assemble you Thai Tea Boba. Divide the cooked boba between four drinking glasses and top with ice. Pour approximately 1 cup of Thai tea into each glass and top with approximately 3-4 tablespoons of milk or half-and-half. Mix well to combine and taste for sweetness. If desired, add additional sugar or sweetener until desired sweetness is reached. Serve with large boba straws or long spoons.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
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