Bubble Tea

Cuisinart original


Makes two 10-ounce servings


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)

Nutritional information

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
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.