Bubble Tea 2


  • 1/2 cup chilled, cooked large Chinese tapioca pearls (if substituting regular small tapioca, use 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup very strong chilled black tea (or orange pekoe tea or Chinese litchi tea)
  • 1 cup milk, or to taste
  • Honey or sugar, to taste


  1. Place the pearls in a large parfait glass.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously until the mixture is frothy.
  3. Pour into the glass, and serve with large-diameter straw.

Yield: 1 (16 ounce) drink

Variations: Prepare the tapioca pearls by adding with sugar to boiling water and simmer briefly; use a blender; add various flavorings (coffee, almond, etc.); use sweetened condensed milk; use green tea, etc.

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