I was in college when I first discovered boba. I found it strangely tasty and refreshing; almost like a dessert in drink form. I was pleased to find that you can make boba tea at home since finding it in most U.S cities can be a challenge and costly. I was first introduced to boba at Lollicup in Denver. Amazed by how many flavors and varieties of the drink they offered but at home, I usually stick with the basics. Usually, I will make this anytime I am needing a boost of energy as the Matcha Powder has a good amount of caffeine. One of my favorite drinks for a hot summer day!
Green Tea Boba
1 C. dried boba tea
3 heaping Tbsp. matcha powder or to taste
2 C. Almond milk or milk of choice
2 Tbsp. simple syrup or honey
This recipe is super easy!
Make the simple syrup if you do not already have it on hand. When making simple syrup the ratio of liquid to sugar is always 1-1. Mix together 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. I always have this on hand for various cocktails and drinks. Super handy for cold drinks in summer as sugar in its solid state will not easily dissolve in cold liquids and honey tends to seize up.
Bring a pot of water to a full boil and throw in your choice of boba. I typically use the boba sold on Amazon distributed by WuFuYuan but I am sure any brand would do. Let cook until plump and doubled in size- at least 5 or 6 minutes. Scoop out of the pot and immediately mix with simple syrup or honey, which will make the boba slightly sweet.
Add your matcha powder to your glass and add desired sugary substance to form a thick paste. Slowly mix in half of your choice of milk which will prevent the matcha powder from clumping together. Next add the boba to your glass, along with ice and the remaining amount of milk. Stir together and enjoy! Remember to pick up some boba tea straws from Amazon or a local Asian market to get the true boba tea experience!
Feel free to leave pictures of your boba tea drinks in the comments! The great aspect of this drink is that it is super customizable. If you have variations that you make at home please share below as well!
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