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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“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

“I received my shipment of tapioca balls for my bubble tea, I have tried numerous other brands and by far yours were the freshest, and bigger than others. I did have a lot of powder in one of my bags from shipment, this is a very fragile item, so understandable. All and all i am satisfied. Will be back for more, Do you have bigger bags? Tea Time!”

, apollo, pa January 5, 2013

“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! 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

“I love tapioca pearls! Great quality, delivered VERY promptly, in perfect condition.”

, Redmond, WA October 16, 2014

Nutrition Facts

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

Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
Calories From Fat 0
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%


Tapioca starch, water, caramel, flavoring

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


Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

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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