DIY bubble tea in under 10 minutes
In most big cities around the world, you can find bubble tea spots. But did you know that it's not all that hard to make it yourself? We have the easiest boba recipe for you, suitable for beginners and experienced boba drinkers alike.
What is bubble tea?
Bubble tea is a type of beverage consisting of milk tea with chewy tapioca pearls. Tapioca pearls are made from the starch derived from the cassava plant, so they're all safe for vegans! The mixture of tastes and textures, the rich milk tea and sweet syrup, the soft and chewy tapioca pearls, make for a tasty drink that is amongst many people's favourites.
Currently you can find boba in most big cities and even some small ones, all over the world. A downside however can be the price. In Amsterdam, the Netherlands for example, boba prices range from about 4.50 to 6 euros. If you're a frequent boba drinker, it is totally worth it to learn how to make it yourself. You can experiment with all sorts of flavours that you wouldn't find anywhere else, and it's not anywhere as difficult or expensive as it seems. With this recipe you’ll easily be able to make your own bubble tea at home.
The hype around bubble tea
Bubble tea became popular in Taiwan in the 1980s, and began to spread to other parts of Asia in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, bubble tea shops began to open in North America and Europe, and it have since grown in popularity.
The bubble tea craze began to take off in the early 2010s, and has since grown into a global phenomenon, with bubble tea shops popping up in cities all over the world. The popularity of bubble tea is partly due to its unique texture and taste, as well as the customization options that allow for a wide range of flavor combinations. Additionally, there is a social aspect to the consumption of bubble tea, with friends often gathering to try new flavors and share their experiences, this has also contributed to its rise in popularity.
However, bubble tea has also been criticized for its high sugar content, with some drinks containing as much sugar as a can of soda. Additionally, the use of plastic cups and straws has raised concerns about the environmental impact of the growing bubble tea industry. Some bubble tea shops have begun to use more environmentally-friendly options, such as paper cups and biodegradable straws, in an effort to address these concerns. Despite this, bubble tea's popularity continues to grow, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
DIY bubble tea in under 10 minutesRecipe
materials: pan, strainer, wide straw