Simple Bubble Tea Recipe

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup quick cooking pearl tapioca
  • 6 cups brewed black tea
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
  • ice cubes
  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add tapioca pearls, and cover pot. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain pearls and set aside.
  2. Pour brewed tea, condensed milk, and sugar into a pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate tea mixture until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Scoop tapioca pearls into 4 large glasses, about 2 tablespoons each. Fill each glass with tea mixture; top with ice.