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Black Tapioca Pearls
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.
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.
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Tannya T., Suwanee, GA November 10, 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.”
NS, Reynoldsburg, OH October 19, 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 :-)”
A. , Chicago, IL September 26, 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.
Richelle, Long Beach, CA July 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”
Heather, Westlake, LA July 15, 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!”
Arti, Princeton, NJ July 4, 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 :)”
gabrielle, lewisville, texas May 17, 2012
“great service and I am so exited to make some boba tea!! thank you!!”
Cindy, New York, New York May 10, 2012
“Love the fast shipping :), The packaging was great.
& the tapioca pearls tastes fabulous !”
China Lopez, Brooklyn, NY May 1, 2012
“GOT THEM THE NEXT DAY! .. I LOVE U!!!!!!!”
Billie, Frankford, DE April 20, 2012
“I live in a rural setting and so bubble tea doesn't exist here. I looked literally everywhere until I gave up and decided to make my own. I searched all types of websites in search of the tapioca pearls and Nuts.com has the best prices as well as shipping rates.
But Nuts.com doesn't just stop at the great rates--my stuff was delivered NEXT DAY. Which, 'round these parts, is a miracle unto itself. These people are running a tight ship and as a small business owner myself, I completely appreciate that. They even threw in a free bag of pistachios. Holla!
You guys rock--I love your nuts! ”
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Colleen, Detroit, Mi December 26, 2013
“These arrived so quickly, especially since I ordered them around the Christmas holiday. I'm in the process of cooking them as I type. The packaging is awesome!”
Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)
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Starch, water, caramel, flavoring
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.
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