Layers of fresh, syrupy strawberries, creamy milk and matcha. At the bottom of the cup are chewy tapioca pearls, often dubbed boba. While boba is commonly paired with milk tea or fruit teas, a variety of drink options lets boba enthusiasts customize to their own tastes. Watch the video below to try a new take on this classic drink.
50 grams brown sugar
50 grams water
80 grams tapioca starch
30 grams brown sugar (to be added later)
In a saucepan, add 50 grams of brown sugar and water. Heat over high heat for approximately five minutes, until simmering. Stir in half of the tapioca starch.
Remove from heat and stir in remaining half of the tapioca starch.
Dust surface with tapioca starch and turn out the dough. Knead until smooth, then flatten into a square. Cut dough into small squares, about one centimeter in width. Roll each square into a sphere.
Cook pearls on high heat for six to eight minutes.
Prepare ice and water in a separate bowl, and strain boba into the ice water. Transfer boba to a bowl, and mix in 30 grams of brown sugar.
2 cups strawberries, chopped
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
In a saucepan, add strawberries, water and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until strawberries are soft and syrupy.
Remove from heat, pour into a separate container and let cool.
1 teaspoon matcha powder
⅓ cup water
¼ cup ice
1 cup milk
Mix together matcha powder and hot water. Whisk until dissolved.
Spoon boba into the cup. Add strawberry puree, ice, milk and matcha in layers.