Boba Milk Tea, also known as Bubble tea, is a drink born in Taiwan in the 1980s. The drink gets its name from the gelatinous balls made from Tapioca flour from the Cassava root. The starch from these root vegetables is made into a dough, shaped into balls, boiled, and soaked in simple sugar syrup. The drink is then assembled with a bottom layer of boba balls or pearls in syrup, milk, and then traditionally Black tea to top it off. They then used an oversized straw to stir the mixture together before taking a sip and enjoying the tea while you munch on the chewy balls. The Taiwanese phrase 'Q' refers to the gummy, chewy texture of the balls. Thanks to Travel and Food influencers before Bubble tea took over social media. It has been a staple in Taiwanese communities worldwide. This recipe is for the curious food adventurer who is willing to try something new or recreate something they had on their own travel experiences. We will also share how to make different Boba Drink variations for more options.
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- 90 grams Tapioca Flour
- 50 grams Muscovado Sugar
- 200 ml Water
- Extra Tapioca Flour for kneading and shaping into pearls
- Extra Water for boiling and ice water for cooling Boba Pearls
- 100 grams Muscovado Sugar
- 100 ml Water
- 1/4 teaspoon Tapioca Flour
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