Bubble/Boba Milk Tea
3 C. water
4 t. loose leaf black tea or a few tea bags of your favorite tea
1 C. boba, 5-minute instant type
1/4 C. turbinado sugar (you can substitute brown or white sugar)
1/4 C. water
condensed milk, to your liking
whole milk, again as much as you like
Begin with making your tea concentrate. Bring 3 C. of water to a boil & add your tea. Reduce heat and allow tea to steep for 2 min. Strain tea and allow to cool.
Bring 4 C. of water to a rapid boil. Add 1. C of uncooked boba to the water. Boil for 5 minutes or until the pearls are chewy and not firm in the middle. Drain and rinse with cold water. Make the simple syrup by dissolving 1/4 C. of sugar to 1/4 C. of boiling water. Place the drained boba in the syrup and allow to soak at least 15 min. The pearls can also be stored in the syrup in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat them in microwave for 30 seconds (for 1 serving) to soften them up before adding milk & tea.
To assemble add the soaked boba to the bottom of a glass, top with condensed milk, whole milk, ice, and tea. Stir well and adjust flavors to your liking. Make 4-6 servings.