How Can I Make Bubble Tea (Boba) at Home?

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Q: How can I make bubble tea at home?

I love the large, black tapioca pearls, and I have never seen anything like that at my grocery store.

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Editor: Lindsey, it is extremely easy to make bubble tea (boba) at home. The pearls can be found in Asian markets — look at your local Asian grocery, or at a Japanese grocery. You can also find them at Amazon. Once you have them, here's how to make the tea:

DIY Recipe: Boba (a.k.a. Bubble, or Pearl) Tea

Readers, any tips on finding tapioca pearls, or on making good bubble tea?


Related: Recipe: DIY Thai Iced Tea

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