Raspberry Bubble Tea

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Welcome to the world of refreshing and fruity delights with our Homemade Raspberry Bubble Tea recipe. This vibrant and delightful drink is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a fun and trendy beverage to enjoy. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create this colorful and flavorful tea at home, complete with those signature tapioca pearls that add a playful twist.

Raspberry Bubble Tea, also known as “Boba Tea” or “Pearl Milk Tea,” has a fascinating history that combines Chinese, Taiwanese, and Southeast Asian influences. It originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and quickly became a global sensation. The “bubble” in bubble tea originally referred to the frothy bubbles created when the tea is shaken, but it later came to signify the chewy tapioca pearls that are a hallmark of this drink.

The invention of bubble tea is often credited to a Taiwanese tea house owner named Lin Hsiu Hui. To make her tea stand out, she began adding fruit flavors, syrups, and the iconic tapioca pearls to traditional black tea. The concept was an instant hit, and the trend spread like wildfire. Today, bubble tea is enjoyed worldwide and comes in a variety of flavors, with raspberry being a particularly popular choice.

Raspberry Bubble Tea is a delightful combination of sweet and tart raspberry flavor, creamy milk, and the unique texture of tapioca pearls. It’s a refreshing and visually appealing beverage that has become a beloved drink for people of all ages.

Raspberry Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, has taken the beverage world by storm with its unique combination of tea, fruit, and chewy tapioca pearls. Our Raspberry Bubble Tea recipe puts a delightful twist on this beloved drink by infusing it with the natural sweetness and tartness of raspberries. It's a perfect way to cool down on a hot day or simply indulge in a fruity, fun treat.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Calories: 288.16 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the tapioca pearls according to the package instructions. Generally, boil them in a pot of water for about 30-45 minutes until they're soft and chewy. Rinse them with cold water and set them aside.

  2. In a blender, combine the fresh or frozen raspberries with a few tablespoons of sugar (adjust to taste) and blend until you have a smooth raspberry puree. Strain the puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds.

  3. In a separate pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the black tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for about 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags.

  4. While the tea is still warm, stir in sugar to taste, typically around 1/2 cup. Adjust the sweetness to your preference.

  5. In each serving glass or mason jar, add about 2 tablespoons of the prepared raspberry puree.

  6. Pour the sweetened black tea over the raspberry puree, leaving some space at the top of the glass. Add 1/4 cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy) to each glass.

  7. Using a wide straw, add a few tablespoons of cooked tapioca pearls to each glass.

  8. Fill the glasses with crushed ice to chill the drink and create that signature "bubble" effect.

  9. Insert extra-wide straws into the glasses, give the drink a gentle stir, and sip your Raspberry Bubble Tea. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 288.16kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.16g4%
Saturated Fat 1.14g6%
Cholesterol 7.34mg3%
Sodium 23.81mg1%
Potassium 138.78mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 65.54g22%
Dietary Fiber 3.25g13%
Sugars 29.24g
Protein 3.64g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Experiment with Fruit: Feel free to experiment with other fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or mangoes to create your fruit-infused bubble tea.
  • Adjust Sweetness: Customize the sweetness level by adding more or less sugar to the tea.
  • Tapioca Pearl Tips: Be patient while cooking the tapioca pearls; they should be soft and chewy. Rinse them under cold water to prevent sticking.
Serving Suggestions:
Allergen Information:

Here's some allergen information for Raspberry Bubble Tea:

  • Dairy: Traditional bubble tea recipes may include dairy in the form of milk or creamer. If you are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, make sure to choose dairy-free alternatives when preparing this drink.

  • Tapioca: Tapioca pearls are made from cassava root and are generally gluten-free. However, it's essential to check the packaging to ensure that cross-contamination with gluten has not occurred.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

Bubble tea is a unique and flavorful beverage, making it less traditional to pair with wine. However, here are some pairing suggestions:

  • No-Alcohol Pairing: Enjoy Raspberry Bubble Tea on its own or with Asian snacks like spring rolls, sushi, or dumplings for a delightful combination.

  • Fruit-Infused Water: If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, pair your bubble tea with a refreshing fruit-infused water featuring citrus slices or berries.

Storage and Leftovers:

Bubble tea is best enjoyed freshly made, but if you have leftovers:

  • Tapioca Pearls: Cooked tapioca pearls can be stored in a simple sugar syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Rinse them with warm water before using them again.

  • Flavor Base: If you have leftover raspberry syrup, store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake well before using.

  • Dairy or Dairy Alternatives: If your bubble tea contains dairy or dairy alternatives, keep it refrigerated and consume it within 1-2 days.

  • Reheating: You can reheat leftover tea by gently warming it on the stovetop or in the microwave. Be cautious not to overheat as this may change the texture of the tapioca pearls.

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