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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“As always the best place to order Bubble Tea needs & wonderful treats! ”

, Greenwood, IN December 14, 2012

“I still can't get over how amazingly delicious your dark chocolate dipped brazil nuts are! They are HUGE!!! Got my delivery today and can't stop eating them. Your nuts are always so fresh and yummy! They continue to be my families' favorite! I will continue to buy my nuts from you and also I love getting my BOBA, black pearls, from you too! ”

, Chatsworth, CA November 15, 2012

“Your company is amazing!!! I ordered my desired items one evening and it was at my door in 2 short days. The white mocha drink is amazing with the tapioca pearls. No more bubble tea shops for me, I'm getting what I need from you from now on and making it myself. Also those yummy chocolate covered almonds are amazing. Instant love at first order placed and taste.”

, Suwanee, GA November 10, 2012

“These tapioca pearls make fantastic bubble tea! Nuts.com has the fastest shipping of any company I have ordered from, and some of the best products I've ever tasted. I am a very happy customer :-)”

, Reynoldsburg, OH October 19, 2012

“First of all, the shipping was so fast! And even the box was well decorated, cute packaging etc. I love cute little boxes, especially when they have food...

On that note, the shaved coconut is delicious. Not sweetened or artificial, nice big chips. yum.

I can't wait to try the tapioca pearls.

Thank you!”

, Chicago, IL September 26, 2012

“I love these! I like mine a bit softer so I cook them for 35-38 mins and let them cool with the lid on for 30 mins. I make simple syrup by heating 1 part water with 1 part sugar, and leave the pearls in the syrup after I've rinsed them so they don't stick or dry out. I'm reordering a few more this week. This is so much cheaper than buying boba drinks all the time”

, Long Beach, CA July 26, 2012

“This is the most amazing tea mix ever! It is so light and refreshing. The Honeydew mix is the ideal summer tea mix! I drink it as bubble tea every morning! I get the tapioca pearls here as well! Everything from the tapioca pearls to the Honeydew tea mix are such a great quality that I will be a customer for life,not to mention the lightning fast shipping!”

, Westlake, LA July 15, 2012

“We received our matcha green tea powder, boba, and mochi from nuts.com yesterday. We had some DIY bubble tea, absolutely delicious! Thanks for the quick delivery and the tips and recipes on your page. The free sample was also a yummy bonus. We will be back :)”

, Princeton, NJ July 4, 2012

“great service and I am so exited to make some boba tea!! thank you!!”

, lewisville, texas May 17, 2012

“Love the fast shipping :), The packaging was great.
& the tapioca pearls tastes fabulous !”

, New York, New York May 10, 2012

“These are the best quality Boba Tea supplies I've ever had the pleasure of purchasing! Thank you so much!
Also, My boyfriend is a Nut Lover and the little pistachio giftie was such a wonderful surprise! :) Will definitely be shopping with Nuts.com again!”

, Austin, TX April 15, 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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