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Matcha Bubble Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Get my secrets to making the best matcha bubble tea at home.
4.7 from 30 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

Matcha Latte

Dark Brown Simple Syrup

Tapioca Balls

INSTRUCTIONS
 

MAKE BROWN SUGAR SIMPLE SYRUP

  • Boil 1/4 cup water and stir dark brown sugar until it dissolves. 
    Set aside.

MAKE TAPIOCA BALLS

  • Boil water and add tapioca balls. Cook for 15 minutes.
    In a pot, (I use a 2-quart cast iron pot), bring 4 cups of water to a boil then add the tapioca balls. They’ll start to float to the surface in a couple of minutes and at that point, cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Stir every once in a while.
    (Follow directions on your tapioca ball packaging if you're using a different brand than the one I'm using.)
  • Strain tapioca balls.
  • Pour brown sugar simple syrup into pot with tapioca balls.
    Set aside to cool slightly. The tapioca balls are ready when they're nice and warm but not hot.

MAKE MATCHA

  • Combine cold water and matcha. Shake for 15 seconds.
    In an airtight container, combine cold water and matcha powder and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

ASSEMBLE DRINK

  • Divide each component into two cups. Spoon tapioca balls in brown sugar simple syrup, add ice, then milk, and matcha.
    Stir together before drinking.

NUTRITION

Calories: 417 | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 3mg
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