Bubble Tea shops are popping up all over the Chinatown in NYC. I understand bubble Tea drink was invented in Taiwan and now it's spread all over the world..Whenever we visit Chinatown,Mishu and hubby always requested Bubble Tea if I said I'm going to get coffee from Chinese coffee shop.On our last visit at Flushing hubby asked for 2 glasses of Bubble Tea without the pearl.He dislike the pearl ,only want the drink..The price for a glass bubble tea is not cheap at all.Some store sell at $3.95 per glass and some store sell at $4.25!! One thing is for certain this drink is addictive.
Bubble Tea drinks are usually cool, refreshing, and a sweet drink with tapioca pearls sitting on the bottom of a clear cup. Sometimes the drink is made with fresh fruits, milk, and crushed ice to create a healthy milk shake. You can also find drinks that are made of powdered flavoring, creamer, water, and crushed ice. And if you like it like the Asians do, the cool drink usually includes a healthy tea, infused by a flavoring. When we was vacation in Montreal,I visited a Asian store in Chinatown.Saw bubble tea material on the store rack.Of course I have to get it!! I wonder if I make my own bubble tea at home would it's the same taste as we bought in the store.Well,the answer is I can open my own Bubble Tea shop now!!!haha!! Hubby said it's good!! if you're Bubble Tea lover,to save $$$ just make your own bubble tea at home!! Viola!!!
Ingredients:(my own creation/version)
2 packs of Honeydew flavor powder ( any flavor), 25 gm each pack
1 cup warm water
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup sugar or to taste
1 cup ice plus extra
100 gm big tapioca pearl 黑珍珠
Yield 3 big tall glass
1:Prepare a cup of warm water with honeydew flavor powder,mix well until the powder diluted.No bubble or lump at all.
2:Prepare medium stock pot with 3/4 water.Boil tapioca pearl for 25 minutes or until cooked.Remove cooked tapioca pearl to a pot of running cold water to prevent from sticking together.
3:Pour milk ,sugar, ice,honeydew mix and water into blender.Press smoothie button or ice-crush button for 3-5 minutes to blend all the ingredients well.
4:Scoop 2-3 tbsp tapioca pearl into a tall glass,then pour the fruit drink from blender into the glass.Use big fat straw or spoon to drink this sweet delicious drink.un-cook tapioca pearl
Mishu happily having Strawberry Bubble Tea when we was in Montreal Chinatown.