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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“Thanks so much, it was wonderful”

, Jax, Fl December 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. :)”

, Waipahu, HI November 22, 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!”

, Chatsworth, CA November 18, 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!”

, Jersey City, NJ September 16, 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!”

, NYC, NY July 28, 2011

“The Tapioca balls were so delicious! And the straws were perfect! Thank you so much Nuts online ! ”

, Federal Way, WA July 23, 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 !”

, Vero Beach, Florida July 1, 2011

“Just got my order today...can't wait to make bubble tea for my granddaughters!
Shipment came fast!
Thanks for the sample of chia seeds...that was a nice bonus!

, Sahuarita, AZ June 29, 2011

“Got package yesterday as was supposed to. Very happy everything was good, packaged good, cant wait to try the boba tea, always happy to get your products and liked the freebie the mochi rice cakes, might just order a larger pack next time as the kids liked them. Thank you for quality products.”

, Fountain, Colorado June 25, 2011

“5 Stars all around..These people are on top of their product and service!! I will be a returning customer”

, Fairfax, Va May 11, 2011

“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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