For my Asian inspired dinner the other night I also made boba tea. It would have been perfect, but I added dark molasses as a sweetener because I thought I was out of sugar. This gave an almost licorice taste to the tea and pearls. I don’t recommend it unless you keen on that kind of thing.
I used this recipe for boba and combined it with the package instructions.
More water couldn’t hurt, right? I added 10 cups water to one cup of boba instead of two to 1/4 cup boba.
It really bothered me that I wouldn’t know when my boba would begin to plump up and float to the top. If you’re like me, don’t freak out, it takes perhaps two minutes for it to begin floating up.
I made my boba early afternoon and allowed it to soak in simple syrup. I think it made the small round gummies more flavorful.
I’m looking forward to doing this again and adding a more friendly versatile sweetener.