Boba/ bubble milk tea is so widely popular in Asian countries that you can find hundreds of tea houses in big cities. I notice that they are getting popular here in USA too. More and more tea stores are opening and more cafes begin to serve milk tea too.
Boil the black tapioca pearls according to the directions on its package.
Rinse cooked black tapioca pearls under running water for 5 seconds. Drain well. Transfer to a tall glass. Add honey; mix well.
My friend sends me some good black tea which she brought back from China.
In another small stainless steel pot, add water. Cook over medium high heat until it reaches about 90C. Add black tea leaves and let it soak for 5 minutes. Do not cook water until it boils. If the water boils, it is too hot for make good tea. Just allow it to cook down a couple minutes before adding black tea.
Drain the tea. Discard tea leaves. Measure 150 ml black tea. Set the rest aside.
Add about 1 cup of ice cubes and sweetened condensed milk to a shaker
Add 150ml black tea along with milk
If you prefer stronger tea flavor, use a little bit more tea.
Cover with lid. Shake vigorously for a slow count of 20.
See the thick milk foams over the top? That is why we call it bubble milk tea O(∩_∩)O~
Pour into the glass. Now you have a beautiful glass of bubble milk tea.
Sweetened condensed milk can also be substituted with syrup. I personally prefer condensed milk for its rich flavor.