how to make boba tea

how to make boba tea

How to Make Boba Tea

Boba tea, also known as bubble tea, is a popular Taiwanese beverage that’s made using tea, fruit, syrup and a chewy tapioca starch known as boba. It’s typically served cold with a wide straw so that the boba balls can be easily sucked up. Here’s an easy way to make your own boba tea at home:

Gather The Ingredients

  • Assorted tea bags
  • Filtered water
  • Sugar syrup
  • Milk, cream or non-dairy milk alternative
  • Boba: found in specialty grocery stores or online
  • Fruit purees and juice or flavored powder
  • Ice cubes

Brew The Tea

Bring 2-3 cups of filtered water to a boil, then let it cool off a little. Add 2-3 teabags of your preferred kind and let it steep for 2-3 minutes. Take out the teabags and discard them. Place the brewed tea in the refrigerator to cool.

Make The Syrup

Mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Make sure to stir the mixture regularly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let the syrup cool off completely before use.

Prepare The Boba

Boil a pot of water, add the boba and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Use a spoon to stir the mixture with every few minutes so that the boba won’t stick together. Once the boba is cooked, strain it and rinse it with cold water. Then, add some of the prepared syrup and mix it in. Let the boba cool off completely before use.

Assemble The Boba Tea

Fill a glass with some ice cubes. Pour in the brewed tea and the flavored syrup of your choice. Next, add the boba and the milk, cream or non-dairy milk alternative. Add some fruit purees or flavored powder, stir and enjoy your homemade boba tea!


Making boba tea at home is a fun and easy way to enjoy this delicious Taiwanese drink. With the right ingredients and a little bit of time and effort, you can easily have a tasty boba tea ready for yourself or your friends. So what are you waiting for? Get creative with the flavors and have fun with it!


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