This is how I prepare Boba tea at home. I make a large batch to last me the week. I purchase my boba, Pantai Thai Tea Powder, and jumbo straws as a kit from Amazon. I will link everything at the end of the blog entry.
First boil 10 cups of water per every 1 cup of Boba. I just boil 10 cups per each packet of Boba.
When the Boba start to float, cover and turn the heat to medium, letting the Boba cook for 2-3 minutes. Then turn the burner off and let the boba simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Cooking for 5 minutes total.
Strain the hot water from the Boba. Immediately transfer the Boba to cold water for a minute or so. Drain the cold water.
I then transfer the cooled boba to a glass dish that contains (2) tablespoons of granulated sugar and mix well.
Then, to make the Pantai Thai Tea, measure out 4 tablespoons of the loose tea mix into a Pyrex glass measuring cup. Add hot water from a tea kettle to the loose tea to brew. Be careful here because the Thai Tea is bright orange and will stain. I usually do this part in the sink. I use a handheld strainer and strain the mix a good 4 times to get rid of any of the tea debris. I make enough tea for (4) more servings and I store this in glass pint mason jars in the fridge. (You receive more tea than Boba in the Amazon kit. It will last you a few refills of Boba.)
I leave the boba out on the counter. It tends to get hard when it’s cold, so I do not put it in the fridge.
Then I assemble:
- 1 Cup Pantai Thai Tea
- 1 Cup Almond/Coconut Milk
- 1 Packet Stevia
- 1/3 Cup Boba
- Ice (Put ice in last to keep Boba soft.)
- Jumbo Straw
That’s it! You can, of course, vary this recipe for your taste. This is just how I’ve learned to do it. This tea is so good and gives you a nice little caffeine kick. Boba tea makes me happy!!
What I use/buy:
- Boba Tea Kit From Amazon
- Includes: BOBA tapioca pearls, Pantai Thai Tea Powder, & Jumbo Straws
- Boba Tapioca Pearl Refills From Amazon
- Thrive Cane Sugar
- Pint Mason Jars (Mine were a gift, but you can find some good ones on Amazon.)