• Christopher Roberts

Ep 24 - Taiwanese Boba Tea - Two Ways!


In episode twenty-four of the Film and Food Podcast Chris had the amazing repeat guest Nick Charlie Key from the Fantastic History of Food Podcast back on the show as a guest to discuss the 2000 film Eat Drink Man Woman! I encourage you to check out this film and give this episode a listen by clicking on the 'Podcast tab' to listen now!



While there is no Boba Tea in this film, the film is set in Taiwan and Chris has been getting into Bubble Tea and was inspired to make this! Enjoy these delicious, unique drinks!



Taiwanese Bubble Tea Two Ways:


I am mildly obsessed with Boba Tea now and this is an easy way to make milky boba tea and fruity boba tea at home! It's delicious, refreshing and fun!


Make sure you buy some large straws (so the pearls will fit through) and tall cups to serve the tea in!







Milky Boba Tea (serves 2)


Ingredients:


1 cup black tapioca pearls

1 cup full cream milk

Good quality loose leaf black tea

Honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

Ice cubes


Method:


1. To make the tapioca pearls, follow the packet instructions - it usually involves boiling and simmering the pearls for a few minutes before resting on cold water for 30 seconds. You can find good quality tapioca pearls at Asian grocers. Place half of the prepared pearls in once tall cup and the other half in the other tall cup.


2. In a small pot, add one cup of water, milk and two teaspoons of loose leaf tea. Cook gently on medium heat, stirring often. When it reaches the boil turn off the heat. Add a few good squeezes or tablespoons of honey and the brown sugar and stir to combine.


3. Add 3-5 ice cubes per cup. Then you can pour the milky tea into both cups. Wait a couple of minutes to allow the ice to do its work before drinking. Alternatively you can skip the ice by cooling your tea in the fridge or freezer and pouring it straight into your prepared cup when ready to drink. Serve and enjoy with a wide straw!




Lemon Honey Boba Tea

Ingredients (serves two)


1 cup black tapioca pearls

Good quality loose leaf black tea

1 lemon, sliced in wedges

Honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

Ice cubes


1. To make the tapioca pearls, follow the packet instructions - it usually involves boiling and simmering the pearls for a few minutes before resting on cold water for 30 seconds. You can find good quality tapioca pearls at Asian grocers. Place half of the prepared pearls in once tall cup and the other half in the other tall cup.


2. In a saucepan, place the loose leaf tea and 2-3 cups of water. Heat on medium until you have reached your desired colour of tea. Take off the heat and add a few good squeezes of honey, the brown sugar and the lemon wedges. Stir to combine.


3. Add 3-5 ice cubes per cup. Then pour the tea into both cups, making sure each cup gets an equal amount of lemon wedges. Wait a couple of minutes to allow the ice to do its work before drinking. Alternatively you can skip the ice by cooling your tea in the fridge or freezer and pouring it straight into your prepared cup when ready to drink. Serve and enjoy with a wide straw!






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