In a pot, boil water over medium heat. Add tapioca pearls and stir. Let it simmer and stir every few minutes to prevent tapiocas from sticking. Cover the lid when not stirring.
Simmer and stir for 20 minutes. Then turn off heat and let the cooked tapioca pearls sit in the pot, with the lid on for 25 minutes.
Drain the cooked boba into a bowl. Rinse a few times with running water and drain. Sweeten with 2 tablespoons or more of simple syrup.
CLASSIC MILK TEA
In a pot, bring the water to boil. Then pour hot water into a cup. Add tea bags and steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea bags.Note: As a substitution, you can use 5 bags of English Breakfast Tea, although mixing the teas tastes that much better!
In a pot, boil water and sugar. Heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
PUTTING TOGETHER YTHE BOBA MILK TEA DRINK
In a large cup (16 oz or larger), measure 4 oz. of ice. Add the tea, boba, and cream. Sweeten as desired with simple syrup.
If making more than 1 cup of bubble milk tea, be sure to follow the recipe and use 4 tea bags per 1 cup of water per serving. This is so that your milk tea flavor won't be diluted.
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