Easy and delicious boba tea you can make at home!
Holy Hot Damn, it’s boba tea time! I have a deep and abiding love for boba tea that you normally only find in girls who wear fox tails in public and talk about their World of Warcraft boyfriends, and I have no shame about it. I love the stuff and frequently meet with Jess (about once a week or so) to gulp some down. This is the easy to make stuff for homebodies who don't have a boba shop around them!
I made my tea a couple of hours before hand by mixing three packets of the tea mix with the requisite amount of hot water and allowing it to chill thoroughly. I didn’t want to have to wait on it to cool when I knew I would already be making the pearls and I didn’t want to have to water down my drinks with ice.
Make your pearls as per the packages instructions. For me that was bringing a pot of water to boil, gently dropping in the pearls, allowing them to cook for 5 minutes, turning off the heat and allowing to sit for another five minutes then taking them out and placing them into cold water for 20 seconds, then transferring them to a clean bowl and covering with about a teaspoon of sugar.