Brew Your Own Bubble Tea!

Brew Your Own Bubble Tea!

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at brewing your own bubble tea, then this is the guide for you to follow.

Bubble tea is both unique and delicious, and it’s a drink that has achieved worldwide popularity. Whether you are staying home in Maryland or traveling elsewhere in America or abroad this summer, it shouldn’t be hard for you to get your boba fix. But if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at brewing your own bubble tea, then this is the guide for you to follow.

Using Green Tea

Green tea is just as refreshing on a rainy summer day as it is in when you’re out in the sun all day. If you’ve fallen in love with the taste of green tea on its own, just imagine how it tastes once you add some honey, ice, and popping jelly bubbles (that is, if tapioca pearls aren’t to your liking!) For every 9 grams of tea you use, be sure to use 1 liter of water.

Keep the water temperature to either 170 or 175 degrees Fahrenheit, so you don’t overcook the tea, but at least you’ll only need to wait 6 minutes once the tea is brewing. Green tea has many health benefits and is one of the most popular drinks, no matter where you go in east Asia – Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, or Taiwan. Depending on where you go, the tea is prepared differently there too – for instance, in China, it is roasted, while in Japan it is steamed.  

Using Assam Tea

You can use Assam to make your bubble tea. Just because you don’t see it sold in shops or kiosks doesn’t mean you can’t try it for yourself at home. Here you will need 12 grams of tea along with 1 liter of water. Brew the tea at 200 degrees for 8 minutes, and it should be ready for you to add your desired toppings.

Using Oolong Tea

Now here is another variety of tea that you’ll often see used as the base for bubble tea. Use 10 grams of 10 to, again, just 1 liter of water. Much like green tea, you’ll want to be sure you use 170 or 175-degree hot water. Like its green cousin, you only need to brew it for 6 minutes before it is time to drink.   

Using Ceylon Tea

Ceylon is another type of black tea. For this to work, you’ll need 10 grams of tea and 1 liter of water. Brew for 8 minutes at 200 degrees and then it’s bubble tea time!

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