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How To Cook Tapioca Pearls (Boba) For Bubble Tea

Making our tapioca pearls is so simple and delicious! Tapioca pearls are a must if you love drinking bubble tea. Most tapioca pearls you purchase at the grocery store takes 30+ minutes but our just take 5 minutes or less!

Customize the chewiness of your pearls by changing the boiling time:

Longer boiling time = softer pearls

Shorter boiling time = chewier pearls

WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL: https://youtu.be/I4Co5RZi5xI 

Cook time: ~5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup of tapioca pearl
  • 1 + 1/2 cup of water 


1. For 1 serving, bring 1 + 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1/3 cups of tapioca pearls slowly and stir lightly. 

2. Wait until tapioca floats onto the surface. Cover pot. Cook in medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

3. Turn off heat and simmer for another 2-3 minutes (adjust time to personal taste).

4. Rinse with cold water and mix in ~1tbsp of your choice of sweetener. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes before serving. 

Avoid excessive heat or moisture. Consume within 1-2 months. Once opened, store in an airtight container. 

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