Black Tapioca Pearls

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Our black tapioca pearls are the perfect "bubbles" in bubble tea, and can also be used in desserts. Also known as boba, black tapioca pearls are small, round balls made from tapioca starch - sweet and somewhat gummy. These are the same boba pearls as those used at gourmet bubble tea shops.

In the 1980s, one Taiwanese tea stand had the bright idea of adding tapioca pearls to their frothy tea drinks to create imaginative and tasty beverages. Because these drinks had bubbles at the top (the froth) and at the bottom (the pearls), they became known as bubble tea. Bubble tea is especially popular in Taiwan, although it is also enjoyed all over the world.

Black tapioca pearls can be added to pretty much any drink to make bubble tea: green tea, black tea, fruit-flavored tea mixes, and even coffee. Bubble tea can be served hot, cold, sweetened, with cream, with milk, or plain. However, the essential element of this versatile drink is the black tapioca pearls that sink to the bottom.

Bubble tea is also known as boba tea, boba drink, pearl tea, black pearl tea, pearl milk tea, and tapioca tea. We also sell bubble tea straws, which are the perfect size to suck up these boba pearls from the bottom of your cup.

Cooking Instructions
1. Boil 8 cups of water.
2. Slowly stir in 1 cup of tapioca pearls.
3. Turn heat to medium and boil for 25 minutes without lid (stir occasionally).
4. Turn off heat, put on lid, and let sit for 30 minutes.
5. Rinse with cool water until tapioca pearls cool down.

Customer Reviews

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“I read the other reviews and one of my friends buys from nuts.com and all I can say is WOW. I ordered on Sunday afternoon and it was delivered less than 24 hrs later. I even got a free gift! Amazing customer service. You got yourselves a new regular. Magic. Thank you! Can't wait to make my own boba tea and my bird is a happy camper with her tropical dried fruit! ”

, Monroe twp, Nj June 3, 2013

“AMAZING!! Ordered the boba tapioca pearls! These are the best! I've searched everywhere. These are just like the ones at major boba drink places! I will be ordering more! Thanks Nuts.com I am so happy to have found you!!!”

, Utah May 22, 2013

“The packaging and shipping slip are adorable. I ordered 10 lbs of the tapioca pearls just so I could have a supply for a loooong time. I love the resealable bags. Thank you so much.”

, Riverside, CA April 30, 2013

“I was so happy to see the Nuts.com box in my mailbox when I got home today! I really appreciate your fast service. I can't wait to make myself a boba tea!!”

, Buckingham, Iowa April 3, 2013

“I am pregnant and had been craving Boba (bubble tea) for weeks with no local providers. Nuts' Boba is the best price that I was able to find online, as well as selling the straws in a more personal quantity. They provided easy instructions online and it was shipped in two days!! Delicious!
I will definitely use this site again!”

, Johnstown, PA March 29, 2013

“I ordered the tapioca pearls, bubble tea straws, and the Thai tea powder. They were fabulous! I love making bubble tea. I mix my tea powder with evaporated milk or 2% milk and it's the perfect sweetness and consistency. The packaging is so cute as well. ”

, NE March 15, 2013

“Love these tapioca pearls. They are perfect for bubble tea. I bought them twice with the Taro milk tea powder. The best I have ever had! I am on my way to order more now!”

, Winooski, VT March 9, 2013

“First of all, the packaging is really cute. I was already happy even before opening the box which is a really good sign. The boba tasted really good, even better than the ones I buy at usual milk tea places. For better taste, I made my own syrup which consister of 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1/2 cup of hot water. I let the newly-cooked boba to soak in it for about fifteen minutes. I will definitely buy from NUTS.COM again!”

February 24, 2013

“Super Fast Delivery as always! Delivered early in the day which gave us time to experiment all evening with the bubble teas and the grains. Thanks for the wonderful samples too! The veggie chips will be in my next order real soon.”

February 23, 2013

“My family all agrees this is exactly what we have been looking for, so delicious! We also got the matcha green tea mix and tapioca balls. Love this place!”

, Davis, CA February 12, 2013

“This was a nice treat I had today. Something I had never heard of. The "nuts.com" know a lot of things and I am learning new things from them every time I order. My last order included thai tea, black tapioca and bubble straws. I can't believe the size of the bubble straws, but you really need them. I made my first bubble tea and it was very good. Thanks again, Maxi”

, Morton, IL April 21, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
Calories From Fat 0
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 1%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

Ingredients

Starch, water, caramel, flavoring

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.

Country of Origin: Taiwan

ID: 7322

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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