I was once a big fan of bubble tea when I was in my home country. However, I heard that the instant tea powder for making that magical tea is not safe for our health. Thus, craving for bubble tea makes me decided to challenge myself. I tried many ways, with many taste, and the conclusion I’ve got is that bubble tea is not hard to make. You can try any taste, as long as you like it, and you can even put into your bubble tea any types of sweet and chewy. Inspiration does not matter only in science or art, doesn’t it ?
My version is simple and easy to give a try for a starter. I made jelly coffee myself, only tapioca pearl I bought from an Asian grocery. Of course, tapioca pearl is not difficult to make if you are diligent after eating dinner. In fact, tapioca pearls are a mix of tapioca starch and cocoa powder. That’s easy, right ?
The tea mixture is just a combination of milk and tea. You can choose any flavored tea, such as Lipton, jasmine, matcha ( green tea)…
Ingredients ( for 6 servings)
- 1/2 package of tapioca pearl, boiled and drained
- 3/4 cup hot strong espresso
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 packages of gelatin powder
- 4 – 6 lipton tea bags
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- sprinkle gelatin powder into 3/4 cup cold water. Let it sit for 10 minutes to absorb water then add hot coffee and brown sugar in. Stir well and pour into a mold, or any bowl that you have. Refrigerate the jelly for 2-4 hours until the jelly is set. Use a knife to cut jelly into pieces
- bring to a boil 2 cups of water then add in tea bas. Let the tea sit for 30 minutes then squeeze all the water from the tea bags.
- add in sugar and stir tea well. Let it be refrigerated until cold
- combine milk and tea by the ratio 1:1. Add in coffee jelly and tapioca pearls. Serve cold