Bubble tea is a delicious and well-loved drink that originated in Taiwan. Bubble tea is generally made with tea, milk, tapioca pearls (also known as boba pearls, bobas, and bubbles), and other flavorings. There are many different types of pearls you can get for bubble tea–including potato starch, sweet potato starch, and taro balls. It is common to add small bits of flavored jelly cubes, as well!
Today we’re going to show you how to make a simple moringa peppermint bubble tea with almond milk and bobas!
For this tea we chose moringa peppermint because we just love how moringa’s herbal flavor is complimented by the refreshing sweetness of peppermint. You could easily make this recipe with any of Kuli Kuli’s moringa tea flavors! Moringa lemongrass tea would also work wonderfully.
Moringa Bubble Tea Recipe
Yield : two cups of bubble tea
You will need:
- 2 bags of Moringa Tea with Peppermint
- Tapioca pearls or bobas of choice
- Around 1-2 cups of milk (for this recipe we used sweetened almond milk!)
- A handful of ice cubes
- A sprig of fresh mint for garnish (optional)
- Boil water and steep your tea in a mason jar for 5 minutes. We used 1 ½ cups of water but you can use more or less depending on how strong you like your tea.
- Remove tea bags and set the jar in the fridge to cool.
- Prepare your bobas or pearls according to the directions on the package.
- Once your bobas are ready, add a few spoonfuls to the bottom of your cup
- Toss a small handful of ice cubes on top of the bobas
- Distribute the tea evenly among the two glasses
- Top off the glass with milk, garnish, and serve!
You may notice that these pictures are missing something. Did you catch it?
If you’ve had your share of bubble tea you may notice that the straw is missing!
Many shops and vendors who sell bubble tea use a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw wide enough to drink up the bobas, jellies, or tapioca pearls. Plastic straws are disposable and non-biodegradable, yet in the United States we use and throw away around 500 million straws per day!
Resist the urge to buy boba straws for this recipe and opt for a long-handle spoon instead.
Have you tried bubble tea before? What are your favorite flavor combos?
If you give this recipe a shot, comment and let us know what flavor of moringa tea you used! Also, take a picture and tag #kulikuli and #moringainspired on Instagram.