How to Make Fruit Tea Boba

Two glasses of fruity bubble tea on a wooden table next to a windowsill

Do you love fruit, tea, and boba? Try this simple recipe for a great way to get the most out of your favorite fruity tea, and the tapioca pearls add a fun and delicious twist. Read on to learn how to make delicious fruit tea boba (or bubble tea) at home. It's surprisingly easy, and the results are absolutely delicious.

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How to Make Fruity Boba Tea

Makes 2 servings // Total time: 15 minutes // Prep time: 5 minute

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags of your favorite fruit tea
  • Tapioca pearls
  • Ice
  • Wide straws
  • Fresh fruit of your choice
  • Honey or sweetener of your choice

DIRECTIONS

Boil two cups of water on the stove or in a tea kettle to begin making your tea. Steep the fruit-flavored tea of your choice following the package instructions. For this recipe, we’re using about 1 tsp of tea or 1 tea bag/sachet per serving and steeping for 3-5 minutes.

As the tea brews, start preparing the tapioca pearls for your boba tea. You can make your own tapioca pearls, but for simplicity in this recipe, we recommend buying dried tapioca pearls online or from a local Asain grocery store. Start by boiling 3 cups of water on the stove in a medium pot, then add 1 cup of tapioca pearls. Wait until the tapioca pearls float to the top, then stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until they soften to taste. Finally, scoop them out and place the pearls in a bowl of cold water to rest for 30 seconds. Strain and mix in brown sugar or honey.

After your tapioca is cooked (aka it's deliciously chewy and sweet), spoon your desired amount of boba into the bottom of your glass. Next, add a few scoops of chopped fresh fruit, ice cubes, and pour your cooled tea over the top!

Best Fruit and Tea Combinations

While you can't go wrong with any fruitea boba flavor, get inspired by a few of these popular combos! Using fresh fruit in your boba tea is always delicious, but you can also get your fruit fix using fruit syrup or flavored fruit tea blends for a super easy and tasty fruit bubble tea.

  • Strawberry: Pair fresh strawberries with green tea for a delicious strawberry bubble tea

  • Mango: Chop up fresh mango and pair with black tea and tapioca pearls for a sweet and refreshing treat.

  • Blueberry: Fresh blueberries with white tea deliver a burst of smooth, lightly sweet flavor.

  • Peach: Juicy peaches are just sweet enough to complement a glass of iced black tea to create the taste of summer in a glass.

  • Lychee: Sweet and aromatic, lychee adds a touch of tropical flair to any glass of fruity bubble tea.

  • Passion Fruit: Tangy and tart, we love to sip passion fruit with jasmine green tea.

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