A typical bubble tea would usually have four ingredients, namely flavored powder, flavored syrup, toppings, and milk. There are different sweeteners that people may use in order to sweeten their milk tea. For example, there are some who would rather use simple sugar and water in order to have a sweeter tea. Others would rather use honey, especially if they would like to feel that they are drinking something healthier.
Some would also choose to sweeten their tea with the use of fructose. The toppings that people would choose for the bubble tea may also differ. Some would love to drink the bubble tea with the usual topping, which is the “boba” pearls or the tapioca pudding. Others would drink it with other toppings such as the grass jelly or even aloe vera jelly.
Bubble tea, also known as boba tea or pearl tea, is a popular tea in Asia countries. It is a Taiwanese tea that was first invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 90s.
Bubble tea is made from heavy cream/milk, tapioca pearls, flavored tea, sugar, tea bags, and ice cubes. Fruit jelly, grass jelly, and agar jelly can also be used instead of using tapioca pearls.
The tapioca pearls used are black and are usually made from cassava starch, sweet potato, and brown sugar. Here are more details on the ingredients used to make bubble tea.
Creamer: Powder creamer, full milk or heavy creamer
Liquid: Water, tea or milk
Sweetener: Sugar, simple sugar syrup, fructose, or honey. Sugar-free sweeteners can also be used.