The one reason we like bubble tea besides the thirst-quenching factor is the “Pearls”. Today, we will teach you how to make the chewy tapioca balls from scratch. Let us know if you like it homemade or store bought.
for 2 servings
55 ml water
20 g palm sugar
50 g good quality tapioca starch
450 ml water
10 g black tea or English tea
150 ml low-fat milk
Melted palm sugar
Melt palm sugar with water on low-heat.
Once boiled, turn off the heat and quickly add tapioca starch.
Mix with a spatula. Keep mixing until cool enough to knead using hands.
Lightly knead with hands until the dough is no longer sticky. DO NOT over knead the dough.
Roll dough into a long strip.
Lightly dust your hands with flour.
Nip a small piece from the dough and roll in between your palms to form a small “pearl”.
Add pearls into rapidly boiling water.
Once all pearls are floated, turn down to low-heat.
Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn off heat and let sit for another 15 minutes.
Once pearls turned translucent, drain and soak in cold water. Set aside.
Add black tea into rapidly boiling water and let boil for another minute.