It is officially Spring, and I wanted to share the bubble tea kit I bought and how to make fruit bubble tea yourself, which would be the perfect drink for the warmer weather.
One of the bubble tea cafes in Copenhagen, Tea:licious Cafe sells a bubble tea kit, and since Denmark is still in a partial lockdown, it has been a while since I have been to Copenhagen so I decided to buy the kit to make my own bubble tea. The kit can only be shipped in Denmark, but if you bought all the ingredients in your country, you could make bubble tea yourself.
The fruit bubble tea recipe below makes 1 portion.
- 1/4 cup of fruit syrup (I chose peach-mango and passion-mango, but you can use any fruit syrup flavor such as strawberry, blueberry, cherry, apple, lychee, etc.)
- 1/3 cup of popping boba pearls (I chose mango and passion, but again, you can choose your own flavor)
- 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf jasmine green tea or Assam tea (you can use other teas as well, but black or green teas are the most common. You can also use 1-2 tea bags instead if you do not want to use loose-leaf tea)
- 1 cup of water
- ~10 ice cubes
Note: It is also common to use tapioca pearls instead of popping boba pearls, which you can purchase from some stores or online. However, you will have to boil the tapioca pearls before using them, unlike the popping boba pearls which require no cooking. If you decide to use tapioca pearls, read the directions on the packaging for how long to boil them as the cooking time may vary. It is also common to use milk and sugar if you are using tapioca pearls.
Along with these ingredients, you will also need:
- A tea filter if you are using loose-leaf tea
- A mug to brew the tea in
- A shaker or a cup with a lid
- A large glass for the bubble tea
- A jumbo straw
The directions are divided into three parts – brew the tea, make the fruit tea mix, and assemble the bubble tea.
Brew the Tea
- Boil 1 cup of water (it is easiest to use an electric kettle, but you could use a stovetop kettle or even the microwave )
- Pour the water into a mug
- If you are using loose-leaf tea, place 1 tablespoon of either the jasmine or assam tea into the tea filter (you can of course use more tea if you want a stronger tea flavor)
- Place the tea filter or 1 tea bag (or 2 tea bags if you want a stronger flavor) into the mug
- Let the tea steep for at least 5 minutes
Make the Fruit Tea Mix
- After the tea has steeped for 5 minutes, place the fruit syrup into the shaker
- Take the tea filter or tea bag out of the mug and pour the tea into the shaker
- Add ice cubes (I used about 5-10 small ice cubes)
- Place the lid on the shaker and shake it to mix the syrup and tea
Assemble the Bubble Tea
- Add the popping boba pearls into the glass you are using for the bubble tea
- Add in 3-4 ice cubes
- Pour in the fruit tea mix from the shaker
- Place your jumbo straw in the glass
This month the Blog Brew Collab had a makeover, and we are back as the Lifestyle Ladies Blog Collab! The Lifestyle Ladies Blog Collab is a collaboration between myself and 7 other amazing ladies, and every month we will write a post relating to the collab on our own blogs.
For this month, our theme is Spring 🌸
- March 20th: Meet the women behind the Lifestyle Ladies Blog Collaboration with Luce
- March 21st: What I’m Planting In Spring with Rhiannon
- March 23rd: My post! Thank you for reading!
- March 24th: Spring Themed Haiku Collection with Haley
- March 25th: Spring Self Care Ideas with Kim
- March 26th: Becoming a Plant Mum with Jessie
- March 27th: Ideal Makeup Products for Spring with Beth
- Kirsty from Kirsty Marie
Do you like bubble tea? Have you made your own bubble tea before?