When looking at this title, you probably know and love 3 out of the 4 ingredients listed above. If you aren't familiar with boba or bubble tea, you haven't lived!
The boba are those black tapioca bubbles at the bottom of the smoothie.. they have a jelly like consistency and are usually drank along with the tea using a bubble tea straw.
Here is a picture of the boba, that can be bought online or in Asian supermarkets:
Anyway, here are the ingredients that you need to make two sixteen oz smoothies:
-Saucepan with a lid
-5 cups water
-1/2 cup dry boba pearls
-16 oz Brewed green tea, chilled. or you can just buy some UNSWEETENED iced green tea from the store. I used Wegmans brand called simply green tea,
-Honey. As much as you want. Honey is the sweetener in this recipe. I used 1/2 cup, plus more to drizzle on top in a cool starbucks-like design.
-Sweetened condensed milk or 2% milk. Going below 2% will make the smoothie less creamy and frothy.
-If brewing your own tea boil water and put enough tea bags in to make 16 oz.
-Bring 5 cups water to a rolling boil
-gently pour 1/2 cup boba into boiling water and stir softly
-Once boba has become plump, reduce heat to medium and cover pan for 5 minutes
-Drain boba and set aside, coat in honey for to give it more of a taste
-Place 1 cup ice cups into a blender
-Pour 16 oz green tea over ice cubes
-Add 1 cup milk, or 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, you can always taste and add more
-Add 1/2 cup honey to start, you can always add more to adjust flavor
-Blend ingredients together until well blended, you may have to scrape honey off the sides of the mixer from time to time.
-Add boba pearls to 16 oz glasses, and spoon tea mixture over pearls
-Enjoy with a boba tea straw.