Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tea Party-bubble tea

I have a great collection of tea pots and tea cups. I love vintage tea and saucer sets. I guess my favorite tea pot is the one that looks like Glinda the good witch from The Wizard of Oz. I also have one that looks like Dorothy.
I love buying all the different types of teas and testing them out. I do have to admit, I make iced tea out of all of them. I love iced tea, even when it is -2 degrees, like it is this morning...YIKES!
Here is a recipe that I found for Bubble Tea. I keep hearing everyone talk about it. I am not sure that I would like anything with Tapioca in it!!

The beauty of Bubble Tea is the versatility of this drink. Please play with the recipes and come up with your own creations. You can substitute milk, cream, half n half, sweetened and condensed milk, and the like instead of non dairy creamer. This way you can see how creamy, thick or strong the differences are and what you prefer. You can use tea or water for the powder drinks. You can blend your drink with ice and make a smoothie. Play with the sugar syrup recipe or use a pre-made syrup like fructose or simple Hawaiian cane sugar. The only limit to this drink is our own imaginations. If you come up with something spectacular and want to share it, please email us and we will post it on our site. Good luck and enjoy!

How to cook Tapioca Pearls for Bubble Tea:
1 cup Tapioca Pearls (Bubble Tea Supply of course)6-8 cups water
Approximately 6-10 servings
The ratio should be a minimum of 7:1, water to tapioca pearls.
Boil water in a large pot.
Add in the tapioca pearls to boiling water.
The tapioca pearls should float in the water.
Boil for about 25 minutes depending on the tapioca pearl with the cover on.
Turn the heat off and let the tapioca sit in the water for 25 minutes.
Rinse the cooked tapioca pearls in warm water and drain out the water.
Cover with bubble tea sugar syrup or brown sugar and serve.
Note: This is for those that want to make Bubble Tea at home and don't want to wait an hour. What I do is boil the tapioca pearls for 20 minutes and let it sit for 15 minutes. I rinse the tapioca pearls and then place in a container in the refrigerator. When I get the urge, I boil a cup of water and put some refrigerated tapioca pearls in for about 3-5 minutes. Rinse, cover in sugar syrup and serve. It usually lasts a few days before it gets too mushy. Enjoy!
*This is not recommended for bubble tea shops.

How to cook Bubble Tea Sugar Syrup:
1 cup white sugar1 cup brown sugar2 cups water
Approximately 32-35 sixteen ounce servings
Mix sugar and water in a large pot.
Cook at medium to high heat.
Once the mixture boils remove from stove immediately.
Let cool and serve.
*Refrigerate any excess


Vanessa said...

I have got to come back and visit you..I see there seem to be some fab tips here....Let's sip and chat, shall we...

Loonytick Skook said...

I've been curious about bubble tea but didn't have a recipe to try. Thanks!

ashley g said...

Great recipe! Thanks so much!! And how lovely to meet you at the tea party ;)

tatjana said...

Wow cool! I never thought of making it myself. I haven't seen it anywhere here in Germany but have been a fan ever since I used to go to a Thai tea house with a friend...they had over a hundred different kinds, bubble and otherwise! Thanks for the recipe and nice to meet you :)

Janet said...

this sounds wonderful, will have to try this ou some time. grat to meet you here x

AnastasiaC said...

Bubble tea sounds like lots of fun!!!
thanks for the recipe!

simple me said...

How curious this bubble tea. I have to try it some time. I love tapioca but usually cook it in milk and eat it for breakfast as you do for porridge.
Paula :)