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Bubble Tea



¼             cup large pearl tapioca, dried

2              cups room temperature water

Sugar Syrup:

½             cup packed light brown sugar

½             cup granulated sugar

1              cup water



2              bags black tea (or two servings loose tea)

½             cup half & half

                ice (optional)


1. Prepare the tapioca: Put the dried tapioca in a medium bowl and add the room temperature water. Cover and let sit overnight to soften. Once plumped, strain, discarding water and reserving the tapioca (tapioca should be gummy-like in texture and taste).

2. Prepare sugar syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugars and measured water and set over medium-low heat. Let mixture heat until all of the sugar has dissolved. Cool mixture to room temperature.

3. Prepare the tea: Put tea into a small bowl. Put at least 20 ounces of water into your kettle and select the Black setting. Pour 16 ounces of the hot water over tea and let steep 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature.

4. For each serving, put ¼ cup each of the tapioca, sugar syrup and half & half into a tall glass. Add ½ of the tea and stir to combine. For a colder drink, add ice.

Serving note: Traditionally, Bubble Tea is served with a large straw so the tapioca can be enjoyed while sipping the tea.

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Makes two 10-ounce servings

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 320 (38­­% from fat) • carb. 47g • pro. 4g • fat 14g
sat. fat 9g • chol. 45mg • sod. 51mg • calc. 132mg • fiber 0g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Cuisinart® PerfecTemp™ Cordless Electric Kettle