Bubble Tea! Ah, my favorite drink! If you’ve never tried it before, I suggest you drop everything right now, and go get yourself a tall glass of this creamy, and fruity drink – there is bound to be somewhere in your neck of the woods that serves this delightful beverage…or is there? I am lucky enough to live in a city that has an Asian grocery store, but not every town does.
If you’re having a tough time finding a place that serves it, why not buy the ingredients and make it yourself? It’s really *really* easy, fun and there’s a great reward when you’re done!
First things first, you’ll need to find the Bubble Tea mixes sold in Asian Grocery Stores, or eBay, or on-line in various other places. Once you’ve got the mix, and the tapioca *bubbles* the real fun begins!
Your tapioca will need to be boiled to soften it up into nice little “bubbles” You wouldn’t want to eat this stuff uncooked – blah! Follow the directions on the package, and it normally takes about 1/2 hour to cook them. They will change from a light brown colour to a dark brown, squishy consistency. Once cooked, they need to be drained and rinsed. Then you can set those little beauties aside, and make up the drink part.
Again, just follow the instructions on the package of Bubble Tea powder mix. I put all my ingredients into the blender (powder, milk, tea, ice) give it a couple good minutes in there and voila!
And here is my guinea pig (oops, I mean husband) about to indulge in a yummy Bubble Tea bevvy! MMMmmm!!
He likes it!