How to cook boba

How to cook boba
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Boba, also known as bubble tea, is a popular drink originating from Taiwan that has gained popularity around the world. The drink consists of tea or milk, sweeteners, and tapioca pearls, also known as “boba.” In this article, we will go over the steps to cook boba for bubble tea at home.


  • 1 cup of tapioca pearls
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar (optional)


  1. Begin by rinsing the tapioca pearls in cold water to remove any impurities or starch.
  2. In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the tapioca pearls and stir gently.
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low and let the pearls cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they become translucent and tender.
  4. (Optional) If you prefer sweeter boba, you can add 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the pot and stir until it dissolves.
  5. Once the boba is cooked, turn off the heat and let the boba sit in the pot for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Drain the boba and rinse it under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  7. Your boba is now ready to be added to your favorite bubble tea drink!


  • To ensure that your boba is cooked evenly, stir it occasionally while it cooks.
  • If you want your boba to be chewier, cook it for a shorter amount of time. If you prefer it to be softer, cook it for a longer period of time.
  • You can also add food color to your boba to give it a fun and colorful look.

By following these simple steps, you can now cook boba at home and enjoy a delicious cup of bubble tea. You can also experiment with different flavors and sweeteners to make your boba even more delicious.

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