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No bubble tea topic?! We are way behind the trends.

 

Made some with the classic black sugar boba, but added a bit of star anise. Strong tea and milk. Served hot, not too sweet.

 

 

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~ Shai N.

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We have been Boba teaing for maybe 15 or more years in L.A. . Dedicated shops. Our popular Chinese steam table place (Panda Express) had it for a while. Every Taiwanese style diner has giggling youth slurping it up. Balls to simmer yourself and specials fat straws at Chinese markets. I am not a fan though the balls are fun. I prefer the various Vietnamese Chè - more textural contrasts.

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1 hour ago, MokaPot said:

@shain, your bubble tea looks good. Where did your "strong tea" come from? (I'm looking for some concentrated-type black tea.) Did you prepare it or did you purchase it? Thank you!

 

Thanks. Just old school loose leaf tea.

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1 hour ago, MokaPot said:

@shain, your bubble tea looks good. Where did your "strong tea" come from? (I'm looking for some concentrated-type black tea.) Did you prepare it or did you purchase it? Thank you!

The tea products sold for Thai iced tea might be an option as well.  If you scroll down they also sell "accessories".  https://www.amazon.com/Number-One-Brand-Thai

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When my daughter was at Berkeley High, 2002-2006, Boba tea was just becoming a thing around UC Berkeley.  She raved about it and made me try it. Once. And that was enough for me. Maybe I managed to suck up one giant gluey ball in my giant straw. 

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2 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

(With the wide availability of jumbo tapioca, you can make veg flavored/colored balls to use in off-recipe ways.    Kinda fun and unexpected.   Like room temp beet balls with crab or shrimp or calamari in a lemon/garlic vinaigrette.)  

 

Ok so off to revive tapioca pudding   https://forums.egullet.org/topic/64815-tapioca/

 

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