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
1 cup milk, or to taste
Honey or sugar, to taste
Place the pearls in a large parfait glass.
Combine all remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously
until the mixture is frothy.
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.