Time to treat yourself? Try this Butterfly Pea Bubble Tea. This Bubble Tea can easily be made at home. And has a beautiful blue colour that can also be transformed into a purple colour.
How to make Butterfly Pea Tea for Bubbletea?
To make the butterfly Pea Bubble Tea we’re going to start by preparing the Butterfly Pea tea. Boil the water in a pan or water cooker. Pour the boiled water over the Butterfly Pea flowers. And let the tea broil a few minutes. Butterfly tea has a beautiful blue colour. For this Bubble Tea we want quite a strong tea as we’re going to add some plant based milk in a later step.
Add any amount of sugar you like. I used a piece of rock sugar. But white sugar is also fine. Make sure to taste the tea before serving. If it’s not sweet enough add some sugar. And if it is too sweet add more tea. Let the tea cool completely before serving.
How to make Tapioca Pearls?
While the tea is cooling prepare the Tapioca Pearls. How the tapioca pearls have to be prepared depends on the brand you buy. I bought a ready in 5 minute pack of tapioca pearls. Which I really recommend. They were so easy to make and tasted really good as well.
For the tapioca pearls I first boiled enough water to cover the tapioca pearls. The package said to boil 10 cups of water for every cup of tapioca. But that seemed a bit excessive as it didn’t even fit in my pan. So I ended up adding 5 parts of water for 1 part of tapioca.
When the water is boiling add the tapioca pears. The tapioca pearls were ready when they started to float to the surface. I do recommend to always read the instructions because some brand recommend a different boiling technique. Always taste the tapioca as well to check if they are soft enough.
When the tapioca pearls are cooked. Drain the water and rinse the tapioca pearls with cold water. This will prevent them from sticking together. To make the tapioca pearls sweet add some brown sugar and melt the brown sugar on low temperature. I added 2 tbsp of brown sugar but you can always add more or less if you like. Just make sure to try them before serving.
How to make Butterfly Pea Bubble Tea?
Now it’s time to put everything together to make the Butterfly Pea Bubble Tea. First start by adding as many tapioca pearls as you like. Add ice on top and pour the cold Butterfly Pea tea in the glass. Leave a little room for the milk. And add approximately 100ml (or more if you like) plant based milk on top. I use oat milk because I like the sweet taste with the bubble tea.
You can stir the Bubble Tea to get this beautiful light blue Bubble Tea. Or add some lemon juice to get a purple colour.