bubble tea recipe

I decided to make bubble tea!! 

After a visiting friend asked me if I knew how to make bubble tea, I was determined to succeed in making it ever since. Haha…..

To the extent I even bought my ingredients imported from Taiwan. 

Milky tea powder from Taiwan. 

Surprisingly authentic! Well made in Taiwan. Expected right…

There is no real techniques in making bubble tea. Just pour the powder into a jug, mix with boiling water and keep tasting…stop adding powder when the taste is right…

Now making the tapioca pearls is probably the most messy and ‘challenging’ bit of making bubble tea. 

Ingredients you need:

1) Tapioca flour

2) Boiling water

3) Food colouring

Pour the tapioca flour in a dry bowl. Add boiling water in tiny amounts until you can shape a soft dough.  The flour must not be too dry or everything will fall apart. Also if too sticky (which is the other extreme), then add more flour. 

Roll the dough into balls.

Drop them into boiling water. They will rise once cooked. Once cooked, put them immediately into ice cold water. 

Leave the balls in sugar syrup after to soak up the sweetness. 

Then add the balls into your cup of bubble tea!

I just literally took these balls out of the boiling water….quickly snap before dropping them into the water!

Hahah…too pale to be seen properly…

To add colouring to your balls, you can refer to: 


I prefer no colouring because I feel a bit uneasy since I am drinking this…might as well be less ‘carcinogenic’ since I know it is colouring that makes the pearl black. 

But I will make coloured pearls for those who want presentation! haha…

Anyway, I personally think this bubble tea taste better than savoy centre. I think because I felt savoy centre bubble tea was a bit on the diluted side….at least I can increase the concentration of my bubble tea and make it much more sensational since I am making this myself. My housemate thinks it taste better than savoy centre too! Yesssshhh!!!

After this, I am going to make my own bubble tea! Satisfying…

Made a bit of curry while making my bubble tea for my weekend on call dinner and lunch…although I still have some beef bourguignon left…..

Will be busy for the next 7 days on call! But hopefully will find some time to blog!