The Bubble Tea Shop

Difficulty: Easy (30 mins)

We already know the most difficult part of quarantine is the lack of daily bubble tea... quench your thirst with a delicious recipe for boba milk tea! Brought to you by The Bubble Tea Shop, this recipe offers a simple way to use ingredients found at home to scratch that itch. If you want to explore fruity options or cant seem to find the ingredients under your counter, The Bubble Tea Shop has you covered with kits ready to go!

Bubble Tea 1
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Bubble Tea 2
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Bubble Tea 3
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Pearls 1
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The recipe is uniquely developed by The Bubble Tea Shop, but we encourage you to put your own spin on this recipe and tailor it to your liking! Too busy to find your own ingredients? Linked above is a DIY pack ready to go with all the ingredients your need to make the perfect cup of boba!


Make sure you share your creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #garnishd.

how to make

how to make



  • 1 Cup Water

  • 3 Tbsp Loose Leaf Tea

  • 5-6 Tbsp Dairy Free Creamer (or milk substitute)

  • 2-4 Tbsp Simple Syrup 

  • 2-3 Cups of Cubed Ice

  • ⅓ cup of Pearls (or desired amount)


  1. Boil 1 cup of water

  2. Pour the water into a heat safe container with the tea leaves and let steep for 12-15 min before straining the tea leaves (*note that tea leaves can be steeped 2-3 times with reduced effect)

  3. Add 5-6 tbsp of dairy free creamer (or milk) to the hot tea and mix until dissolved

  4. Add 2-4 tbsp of simple syrup 

  5. Add 2-3 cups of ice

  6. Mix gently and add cooked pearls or other desired toppings 

  7. Take the obligatory snapchat and instagram pictures (tag us with #garnishd) and dig in to this delicious treat!


  • 7:1 Ratio of Water to Pearls

  • Simple Syrup


  1. Boil 7 cups of water per 1 cup of pearls

  2. Place the tapioca pearls carefully into the boiling water

  3. Stir lightly for 5-10 min on high heat to ensure no pearls stick to the pot

  4. Once pearls have floated to the top, cook for another 20-25 min on medium heat, maintaining a rolling boil. Stir gently every few minutes

  5. Take the pot off the heat, cover, and let it sit for 25-30 min

  6. Drain the excess water

  7. Pour the pearls into a container and cover in simple syrup

  8. Cover the container for room temperature storage

  9. Pour all the pearls into your drink because everyone already knows you can't stop yourself



Our team at Garnish'd challenges you to make your own pearls from scratch with our very own brown sugar pearl & syrup recipe!

how to make



  • 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp Tapioca Starch

  • 6 Tbsp Water

  • 60g Brown Sugar

  • 4 Cups Milk (or substitute)

  • 2-3 Cups of Cubed Ice

  • ⅓ cup of Pearls (or desired amount)


  1. In a small pot, dissolve brown sugar over low heat  

  2. Once boiling on low heat, add 1/2 of the tapioca starch in and mix quickly (Count 6 to 7 seconds)

  3. Take the pot off the heat and add the remaining 1/2 of the tapioca starch. Mix quickly until gathered

  4. Transfer the paste onto cutting board and knead into a smooth dough. Be quick to avoid hardening once cool

  5. Divide the dough into 4 portions and cover the other 3 with plastic wrap. Then shape one portion into a long log (around 1.5 cm in diameter)

  6.  Cut the log into small cubes and round each cube to small balls 

  7. On a large plate, spread some tapioca flour and coat each ball with enough flour to avoid sticking. Shake to remove extra flour

  8. You can now package in air-tight bags and freeze for later use

how to make



  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1 Brown Sugar Slab (or 70g Brown Sugar)

  • ⅓ Cup Water


  1. In a small pot, melt the brown sugar slab and 1 cup brown sugar with ⅓ cup water in a small pot

  2. Heat until rolling boil

  3. Mix cooked pearls with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup and swirl in your cup to get those Instagram worthy tiger stripes