Bubble tea, the trendy pop culture favorite drink is admittedly intriguing especially because of the chewy balls of textured tapioca, aka boba, at the bottom of the glass in an eye-catching manner.

The drink is named after the pearly and bubbly tapioca balls it's made up of and comes in a magnitude of flavors.

History of Bubble Tea:

Originated in Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea was introduced into the U.S. in the 1900s and rose to popularity in 2000, spreading across the cities and suburbs. Ever since the U.S. hopped onto the boba craze, several bubble tea shops have mushroomed in the country and they proudly serve the tasty creamy sweet drink.

National Bubble Tea Day is celebrated every year on April 30 to appreciate the drink that offers endless flavor options ranging from milk tea and green tea to oolong and taro.

Easy bubble tea recipe that you can make at home and enjoy on this occasion. (Courtesy: Popsugar.com)


  • Water: 2 ½ cups
  • Sugar: ½ cup
  • Tapioca pearls: ½ cup
  • Boiling water: 2 cups
  • Strong-brewed chilled tea infused with fruity flavors (lemon, orange, or raspberry): 1 cup
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Honey or granulated sugar: 1 tablespoon


For the syrup: Take a medium saucepan and combine the water and sugar in the aforementioned proportions. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes and allow it to cool.

Take a separate saucepan and cook the tapioca in 2 cups boiling water for 25-30 minutes until they are completely softened. Now, strain the water by using a colander, rinse well and again drain the water.

Now, take a large bowl and combine the syrup and boiled tapioca. Now, place it into the refrigerator and let it rest there for several hours.

At the time of serving, take a large jar with a lid and place tea, milk, honey and the tapioca mix in it. Close the lid and shake the jar until foamy. Pour the drink into glasses and serve with chunky straws.

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