I absolutely love bubble tea. What I don't love is that I'm yet to find a place that consistently cranks out boba the way I like it - not too sweet. 

Luckily, it's laughably easy to make. Also, I strongly suggest visiting the Asian market if you've never been. The candy and snack aisle is UNREAL.

Side-note: If you live in Northeast Ohio, please let me know where you've found boba that isn't just sugar-powder.

Bubble Tea via hunt-and-harvest.com


*Serves two

1/2 cup boba

2 tea bags (I used Thai tea)



Milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)

Sugar to taste


  1. Make your tea. Boil 2 cups of water on stovetop or microwave. Add teabags, allowing to steep for at least 15 minutes. Cool completely in fridge or freezer.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Gently add boba and cook until soft, following instructions on bag. (Mine took 5 minutes.)
  3. Turn off heat and gently transfer boba into a small bowl using a slotted spoon. Add a few teaspoons of sugar if desired. Allow boba to cool completely.
  4. Spoon half of boba into a tall glass. Fill glass halfway with tea, then add ice and milk to taste. Sweeten with sugar or honey if desired. Repeat with remaining boba and tea.

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