Basic boba tea

This is your basic boba tea recipe, using only tea and tapioca pearls. Many people like to enjoy this with green tea or a black tea variety, but feel free to experiment according to your own tastes.


cup of tea

1 cup chilled tea

cooked tapioca pearls

1/3 cup tapioca

sugar syrup

sugar to taste


1 cup ice

Makes 1 serving.


  1. Put the cooked tapioca pearls in a tall glass.

  2. Mix the ice, sugar and tea using a cocktail shaker or similar method.

  3. Pour the blended ingredients over the tapioca pearls.

  4. Top it off with a jumbo straw and you're done!