Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bubble Tea with Special Guest Sharron Martell

Hello friends! Amber here. Today I am excited to introduce ya'll to one of my best pals. 

Yes, I know even though she prefers tea to coffee, we still get along. Speaking of tea, she introduced me to a new one over the weekend, so I asked her to come over and share it with ya'll too. 

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Greetings! My name is Sharron Martell. I enjoy writing Christian Historical Fiction, sewing, drawing, gardening, and cooking. Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite drinks. 

    I don't know if the majority of you have ever tried Bubble Tea. I am a big tea drinker and definitely prefer this beverage to that of coffee. The majority of my sisters and my mom prefer light teas which are green, white, and other mild flavors that never steep too long. I prefer black teas with hearty strains of fruit and herbs. Generally, I like my tea so dark that it looks like coffee.

   At a Thai Restaurant, I recently came upon a new variation of my favorite drink and I absolutely love it!  Bubble Tea! And before you start picturing soapy bubbles floating on the top, or just a cupful of tea bubbles; this unusual beverage gets the name due to the fact that the recipe calls for Boba tapioca pearls. 

   While most of you are familiar with tapioca pudding, these pearls are much bigger and have the consistency of blueberries without the skins. They are usually a lot darker too, though they can be white or red, as well.

   In addition to adding blended pieces of fruit, you could also add cinnamon and other complementary spices. 
Photo Credit: Fit Mom Journey

Preparation Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
(Total Time) 45 min.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Dried Boba Tapioca Pearls
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon Warm Water
4 Tea Bags (Whichever is your favorite: strawberry, green tea, black tea, raspberry tea, etc.)
¾ Cups of Sugar
2 Cups of Milk
½ Cup of Your Favorite Fruit (Optional)

Instructions:
     Cook the tapioca pearls according to package directions. After they finish cooking (about 15 minutes), soak them in honey mixed with 1 tablespoon of warm water. Soak them for 30 minutes before draining.
     Boil 2 Cups of water in a second pot, steep tea bags for about 3 minutes. Add milk, sugar, and blended fruit. Stir well. Remove from heat.
   Pour drink into serving cups and add the cooked tapioca pearls before serving. Enjoy!


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3 comments:

  1. Looks tempting. I might have to try this if I can find the tapioca. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for the new experience, Sharron. I liked my Kiwi bubble tea! :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing your Bubble Tea. My granddaughter and I often have Bubblegum Tea at our tea parties. No, it isn't a special brew but she has chosen a special name :-)
    Connie
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