Boba Tea

Boba tea is so fun to make and to drink! Who doesn’t want pearly bubbles floating around your daily drink? Let’s learn how to make it at home!


– 6 C of water – 3 black tea bags – ½ to 1 C of uncooked tapioca pearls, depending on preference – Plant-based creamer – Agave nectar, to taste (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat, add the three tea bags and allow them to steep until the water has completely cooled.

In a large pot, cook tapioca pearls according to package instructions. My package instructed me to cook tapioca pearls in 6 times the amount of water. I used 1 cup tapioca pearls, 6 cups water, and cooked on medium-heat for 20 minutes, stirring regularly. Then I turned off the heat, covered, and let sit for 25 minutes.

When the tea has cooled and the tapioca pearls are cooked, scoop in the tapioca pearls into two large glasses. Then, fill the cups ¾ of the way with black tea, and top off the rest of the way with plant-based creamer.

Give it a taste, and if your preference requires more sweetness, optionally add agave nectar.