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Cooking Instructions - Pearl Milk Bubble Tea (Chilled)

Antique grey stainless steel cocktail shaker displayed with round ceramic dishes holding milk tea powder, uncooked brown tapioca pearls and a tea bag. A glass with ice cubes and a white mug

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cooking Time: 22 minutes
TOTAL Time: 28 minutes

Watch: How to make a chilled Pearl Milk Bubble Tea

What's in your kit

- Brown Tapioca Pearls
- Milk Tea Powder
- Tea Bags
- Scoop

You'll also need

- 400ml serving glass
- Ice cubes - 3/4 glass
- Shaker / air-tight container (shop Shakers)
- Bubble tea straws (shop Straws)
- Your choice of sweetener if required

COOKING YOUR PEARLS

1. Add one level scoop of pearls to 4 cups (1 litre) of boiling water in a medium pot.

Uncooked brown tapioca pearls in a plastic scoop being added to a medium-sized pot of boiling water

2. Stir gently, then cook for 2 minutes on high with the lid on.

3. Reduce heat to low. Cook for a further 18-20 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.

TEST IF YOUR PEARLS ARE READY

4. Remove a pearl and rinse under cold water:
Cold drinks - pearls should be chewy but soft all the way through.

5. Turn off the heat and leave pearls to sit in the pot with the lid on for a further 5 minutes.

CREATE YOUR MILK TEA

6. Brew 1 tea bag in 3/4 cup (180ml) of freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3-4 minutes.

7. Add 1/2 glass ice, the brewed tea and the milk tea powder to your shaker/air-tight container.
IMPORTANT - ADD ICE FIRST to prevent the shaker becoming hot.

Classic milk tea powder: 1 heaped scoop (40g)
Non-dairy milk tea powder: 1.5 scoops (45g)

Half a glass of ice cubes being added to an antique grey stainless steel cocktail shaker
Freshly brewed black tea being poured from a white cup into an antique grey stainless steel cocktail shaker
Milk tea powder in a plastic scoop being added to an antique grey stainless steel cocktail shaker

8. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Tip - Swirling the drink while it's still in the shaker will help dissolve any foam.

ASSEMBLE YOUR BUBBLE TEA!

9. Drain pearls and rinse well under cold water.

Cooked tapioca pearls in a metal strainer being rinsed under cold running water

10. Add the cooked pearls and the remaining 1/4 glass of ice to your serving glass.

11. Pour in the milk tea from your shaker.

12. Mix with your straw before drinking. If required add sweetener to taste.
Tip - Dissolve your sugar/sweetener in 2 tablespoons of hot water first to make it easier to mix into your bubble tea

Cooked brown tapioca pearls and one quarter glass of ice cubes in a serving glass
Light brown milk tea being poured from an antique grey stainless steel shaker into a glass holding cooked brown Tapioca pearls and ice

Enjoy!

A glass of chilled Pearl Milk Bubble Tea with brown tapioca pearls and a rose gold stainless steel bubble tea straw

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