Tapioca: 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 Tea: Water 2 bags black tea (or two servings loose tea) ½ cup half & half ice (optional)
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
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.