Learn how to make Boba tea with the Augusta Library


Boba tea, also known as bubble tea, is a popular Taiwanese drink that has taken the world by storm. It is a fun and refreshing beverage that is perfect for a hot summer day or a quick pick-me-up. If you want to learn how to make Boba tea, you can get a kit from the library and start brewing today! Every kit from the library should come with a packet of Boba pearls, two bags of black tea, and a wide straw.

The first step in making Boba tea is to make the tea itself. You can use any tea you like, such as green or herbal teas, but black tea is a popular choice. Brew the tea according to the instructions on the package and let it cool to room temperature.

While the tea is cooling, you can prepare the Boba pearls. These are small, chewy balls that are typically made from tapioca starch. To prepare the Boba pearls, boil them in water for about 20 minutes until they are soft and chewy. Once the tea and Boba pearls are ready, you can combine them in a glass with some ice and your choice of sweetener and milk. You can use honey, sugar, or any other sweetener you prefer. You can also use dairy milk, almond milk, or any other type of milk you like.

Stir everything together and enjoy your homemade Boba tea! It’s a fun and easy drink to make, and with a kit from the library, you’ll have everything you need to get started.

*Pro tips:

  • Add fruit to your Boba tea to enhance the natural flavors of your tea. The natural sugars in fruit will add the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Boba pearls will only retain their chewy taste for six hours. When in contact with cold temperatures for too long, the pearls harden or turn into mush when left out at room temperature for long periods of time.
  • Shake your tea in a cocktail shaker or tightly sealed jar to create a bubbly froth at the top of your drink, hence its name, bubble tea.
  • Use brown sugar to help counteract the bitterness of the tea base. Brown sugar’s caramelized sweetness and rich aroma makes for great addition to this bubbly tea.