One of the amazing things about Twitter is the randomness of the posts, which end up leading to a whole new appreciation for the world. John Chow, the blogger known for teaching bloggers to make money with their blogs (lol!), posted a picture of his dessert last night--Bubble Tea. Which I had never heard of. And which caused me to Google Bubble Tea to discover what it is. And now I want to try it myself.
One of the many variations of Bubble Tea that I want to try:
- 2 cups prepared brewed green tea
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup pearl tapioca (Raw, black or pastel-colored)
- 4 cups honeydews or cantaloupes or watermelon, chunks
- 4 cups ice cubes
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Combine green tea with sugar and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil over high heat; add tapioca pearls. Stir lightly and let pearls float to top. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let pearls sit in water 25 minutes until chewy and translucent.
- Drain and rinse under cold water. Combine in medium bowl with sweetened tea. Refrigerate until needed.
- Blending in 2 batches, combine melon, ice cubes, orange juice and coconut milk in blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
- Place about 1/4 cup tapioca mixture in bottom of large glass. Fill with melon mixture. Serve with straws if desired.
Bubble Tea Basics
Bubble Tea Cookbook from RecipeZaar
Thai Mango Coconut Bubble Tea
Now I just have to find a source for large tapioca pearls. Looks like a trip to Vegas is in order.