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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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Stephanie, Santa Cruz, CA March 22, 2012
“I ordered 1 pound of tapioca pearls just to try them out and let me say, I regret ordering just one, I will be putting another order in asap, with more than 1 pound of course. The thai tea and black milk tea mix was also amazing and the pearls and mix went great together. I'm addicted. Plus thank you for the free veggie chips sample, they were great. ”
Hannah, binghamton, NY March 19, 2012
I can't believe how you guys fool me.YOU promised to deliver my BUBBLE TEA SUPPLIES on MARCH 20th which is tomorrow, but how come i got it TODAY!!!! did u just hear me? TODAY!!!!! can you believe it i don't have to way for tomorrow lol.
Robert, Cookeville, TN February 7, 2012
“Nuts.com has exceeded my expectations! I bought a large supply of bubble tea powders and pearls, and they were all wonderful! The customer service was very friendly and helpful, and I will continue to shop here. Thanks!”
Jackie, Jax, Fl December 22, 2011
“Thanks so much, it was wonderful”
Janos, Waipahu, HI November 22, 2011
“This is the second time I have ordered the tapioca pearls - 9 pounds this time :). They are awesome! I need to admit that I have become addicted to thai ice tea with the pearls - and now I can drink all I can, thanks to you! They are of excellent quality. :)”
Annie, Chatsworth, CA November 18, 2011
“WOW! I just made by first batch of BOBA and was incredibly delighted when I tasted how YUMMY they were! It tasted exactly like the BOBA I get from my neighborhood cafe! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I will definitely be back for more! Also, your instructions for making BOBA on your website were perfect and resulted in a very "chewy" BOBA...the BEST!”
Sarah, Jersey City, NJ September 16, 2011
“I hang out at Bubble Tea cafes all the time and its becoming an expensive habit! The tapioca pearls from nutsonline are the real thing!! The instructions were very easy to follow. Now I can have bubble tea whenever I want and its easier on my wallet. Its really fun to make and I can make my own flavors too! Its a plus that I can control the amount of sugar that goes in it. Thanks nutsonline! I love it!”
Trishie, NYC, NY July 28, 2011
“Mixed the Taro Powder with some coconut milk (I got that here too!) instead of plain milk, along with some boba tea pearls and lots of ice. Absolutely delicious!”
Fantas Lee, Federal Way, WA July 23, 2011
“The Tapioca balls were so delicious! And the straws were perfect! Thank you so much Nuts online ! ”
LIsa, Vero Beach, Florida July 1, 2011
“I received the wonderful Chocolate covered Gooseberries & Bubble Tea Supplies & am excited about making my first passion Fruit Bubble Tea before the 4th of July !”
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Anthony October 23, 2013
“The products came super fast. Overnight, basically. However, why were there no directions on how to prepare any of the products. For someone using the tapioca pearls and teas for the first time, with now directions how do you expect me to do it right without researching the products. But we made a batch by following some directions on the internet. But there should have been directions on how to prepare the products on the packages.”
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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