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How to Make Bubble Tea Sugar Syrup

How to Make Standard Bubble Tea Sugar Syrup Totally By Yourself

Bubble tea sugar syrup is a sugar syrup that is used with standard bubble tea drinks. But what is bubble tea and how to make bubble tea sugar syrup? To know read on...
Kanika Khara
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
Bubble Tea Recipe
Before going into the process of making bubble tea sugar syrup, let us have a look at what is bubble tea and how is it prepared.
Bubble Tea
Unlike normal tea, bubble tea is a sweet, frosty drink, which is quite popular across the world. Also known as boba or pearl milk tea, bubble tea was first created in Taiwan in the mid 1980s. It is primarily made up of tea, large pearls of tapioca, fruit flavoring, and milk. Reading about the ingredients, I am sure one must have realized how different bubble tea is from the usual tea. It is a new variety of tea that will satiate your taste.
The term bubbles in bubble tea actually refers to the balls of tapioca that have been cooked, cooled and added to the tea, milk and ice mixture. As per the variants added, one can have different varieties of bubble tea like bubble black tea, bubble green tea, etc. I guess after knowing about this unique tea you must be wondering about the process to make bubble tea at home. Well, here are some simple steps for how to make bubble tea recipe.
Bubble Tea Recipe
  • ΒΌ cup large tapioca pearls
  • 2 cups water
  • Tea leaves
  • 10 oz water for strong tea
  • 4 oz whole, skim or soy milk
  • Crushed ice
  • Sugar syrup

For a pot of tea, fill a kettle with water, bring it to a boil and pour the hot water over the tea bags. Make sure you use twice as much tea as you use normally. Cover and let it boil for 5 - 7 minutes. Now remove the tea bags, add sugar syrup to taste and refrigerate for at least an hour or so. Now take another pot, fill half with water and bring it to boil. Put tapioca pearls to the boiling water, stir occasionally and at low heat boil the tapioca pearls for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and allow it to settle down.
Rinse the tapioca pearls under warm water and then dry them completely. In a cocktail shaker, combine five oz of cooled tea, two oz milk and three oz crushed ice and shake well. Put half of the cooked tapioca pearls at the bottom of a tall clear glass, pour the tea mixture in it and serve. You can also use vanilla extract or coconut milk instead of regular milk, and flavors like shot of hazelnut flavoring or a dash of almond extract to add more variations to the bubble tea drink.
Bubble Tea Sugar Syrup
The sugar syrup in bubble tea is basically used to flavor cooked tapioca balls and to sweeten the freshly made bubble tea drink. Therefore, 1 - 2 tbsp of this syrup should be used for each 16 oz serving of bubble tea.
Bubble Tea Sugar Syrup Recipe
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white/castor sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar


In a large pan, combine both the sugars and water together. Heat over medium heat and as soon as the sugar dissolves or the mixture begins to boil, remove the pan from heat. Allow it to cool and refrigerate.

You can also prepare the sugar syrup recipe in a microwave. Put equal amounts of brown and white sugars, and water in a microwave proof bowl and heat it until the sugar dissolves completely. Let it cool and then refrigerate.
You can use the sugar syrup straight away or even after a few weeks of storing it in the fridge. So what are you waiting for? Make the sugar syrup and enjoy having the bubble tea sugar syrup with your family and friends.