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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“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 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


, Brooklyn, NY May 1, 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 has the best prices as well as shipping rates.

But 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! ”

, Frankford, DE April 20, 2012

“I got my first order yesterday. It was quick and convenient. Love the packaging. The black tapioca pearls were yummy! I ate too much of it. I also tasted the Organic Crystallized Ginger--it is my candy from now on. I am very pleased with everything I ordered.
So, today, I am back at checking out other stuffs....may be order some figs:-) ”

, Suffolk, VA March 23, 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. ”

, Santa Cruz, CA March 22, 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.


, binghamton, NY March 19, 2012

“ 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!”

, Cookeville, TN February 7, 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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