Include Matcha next time you enjoy this creamy, delicious drink!
Bubble tea is a delicious and refreshing drink that’s delightful to experience. The “bubbles”—cooked tapioca pearls, or “boba”—have the most incredible texture that is certain to surprise those who have never had it before.
By adding Matcha tea powder to the mix, you’ll not only have the fun of bubble tea, but an extra green tea flavor to go with the already creamy and delicious drink.
Besides that, Matcha is super good for you—it even has 137 times more antioxidants than a cup of regular green tea. It’s also an anti-ager and a cancer-preventer, among other Matcha benefits.
Bubble tea is the perfect spring drink. Try incorporating Matcha to make it even more amazing!
NOTE: For this yummy Matcha bubble tea, you’ll need to get the special bubble tea straws. You can get them here, or probably at a local Asian grocery store.
Matcha Bubble Tea RecipePublished: 2016-05-30
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins
- 1 cup dried black tapioca pearls
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups of already prepared Epic Matcha green tea
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- ice cubes
- Bring a large pot of water (about 5 cups) to a boil, then add in the tapioca pearls and boil them for 5 minutes, covering with a lid and gently stirring once every minute. Turn off heat and let the tapioca pearls sit in the pot, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- While the pearls are sitting, bring both sugars and 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot, stirring consistently, and let boil for 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, scoop the cooked tapioca pearls into the sugar water and let sit for 10 minutes.
- To make the tea mixture, make 2 cups of Matcha green tea. In a tall glass, pour half of the Matcha green tea and half of the milk (1 cup). Repeat with another tall glass.
- Evenly add the boba into the two glasses, and top the drinks off with a few ice cubes each. Hint: Make sure to use bubble tea straws so that the pearls can be sucked up.
Yield 4 drinks
Matcha bubble tea is best when it’s served within a few hours after cooking. Keeping them overnight will make them harden up.