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Boba milk tea

How to Make Boba Milk Tea at Home

Ever eaten something like this before?  Chances are, you most probably have.  Even if you haven’t, it’s not too late to try now – head to Chinatown and I’m pretty sure you can find at least one shop selling boba milk tea. Originated from Taiwan, these little black balls are endearingly known as boba or tapioca pearls.  The bobas are added into an otherwise boring old milk tea to add crunch and chewiness to the whole experience.  When boba came to our parts of the world many years ago, I remembered that there was a huge (HUGE) explosion of boba madness. “My sisters and I would queue up to an hour to satisfy our boba cravings every day – we were the boba whores!  Crazy?  LOL at least I know we were not the only ones :)” These days, you can find boba at all Asian grocery store and online – so many brands and type. Be aware when purchase boba and read the ingredients carefully at the back of the pack.  Do not buy those that contain lots of chemicals other than tapioca starch, water, caramel …