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Matcha Bubble Tea – Texanerin Baking

This matcha bubble tea is made with conventional black or maple-sweetened tapioca pearls and creamy matcha milk tea to spice up your day. It’s additionally naturally gluten-free, vegan and even paleo-friendly when you purchase the proper tapioca pearls.

This tea is also referred to as tapioca milk tea, matcha milk tea, and boba tea. No matter you name it, it’s an excellent drink that’s tremendous enjoyable for the entire household.

The chewy tapioca pearls are made with tapioca flour, a starch from the cassava root. It’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, normally flavorless until sweetened, giving the drink a particular chewy globulous enhancement.

My recipe requires unsweetened tapioca pearls. You comply with the package deal directions to arrange them, and as soon as they’re prepared, you sweeten them with maple syrup.

In case your package deal doesn’t have instructions (they normally do), this publish tells you all the things it’s worthwhile to find out about put together boba and it has tons of suggestions.

You may also, after all, purchase on the spot boba. That’s already sweetened, usually with brown sugar, but in addition usually with a bunch of funky substances. It’s handy, although!

And the matcha portion is tremendous straightforward to make by vigorously shaking the substances in a cocktail shaker or jar.

Then you definitely simply add the boba to the matcha, and your drink is prepared.


  • You would possibly wish to switch the tea to one thing that pours effectively. I first poured straight from a jar and received it throughout, and I couldn’t make a pleasant layer with that methodology. The subsequent time I transferred it to a container with a spout and achieved higher layers.
  • On the subject of matcha, high quality varies, as does the value. When you’re making an attempt it for the primary time, purchase a small quantity of premium matcha for an inexpensive value. Then, when you adore it, you possibly can improve or purchase it in bulk. The excellent news is you possibly can bake with it, too.
  • When you purchase sweetened on the spot tapioca pearls, you don’t want so as to add the maple syrup as they’re already candy sufficient.
  • You can also make the tea sweeter by including extra maple syrup to style, if wanted.
  • Give the pearls no less than 5 minutes to soak up the sweetener. Then you possibly can assemble the drink.
  • It’s greatest to benefit from the boba pearls quickly after making them, as they’ll harden inside just a few hours.
  • When you actually wish to go all out and make tapioca (boba) balls from scratch, then take a look at this publish.

What’s matcha?

Matcha is a brilliant inexperienced Japanese tea comprised of pulverized tea leaves. It’s shade-grown, which provides to its sturdy texture and hearty, earthy taste.

Matcha is available in two grades: ceremonial and culinary, of which there are 5 subtypes.

Every grade comes with a unique value and utility. Ceremonial grade is the best high quality of matcha and is supposed to be loved combined with scorching water – not for use in drinks like this with a number of substances.

And it’s nice in baked items, like my Matcha Brownies, Matcha Cake and Matcha Cheesecake. Some individuals say to make use of culinary matcha for baking, however I believe the ensuing shade is terrible. And I don’t just like the bitter style you get with culinary matcha.

I did simply have a commenter on my matcha cake recipe say that she truly likes the bitter style of culinary grade. So when you like bitter, you would possibly favor culinary grade. She additionally mentioned it was “the very best recipe ever,” so when you wanted some motivation to make it, there you go. 😉

Premium culinary grade is the best high quality culinary grade choice. The leaves are harvested from the highest of the plant and have a extra delicate taste than the opposite forms of culinary grade matcha. It’s consumed as a day by day tea and has a recent taste.

That is the kind I’d suggest for this and another drink.

I am going into extra element, highlighting the variations within the shade utilizing several types of matcha on this Vegan Matcha Cookies publish.

Costco carries a big bag of matcha labeled vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. You get 225 servings from 1 bag! When you haven’t tried matcha earlier than, you would possibly wish to go for a smaller amount to make sure you like its specific style.

However shopping for in bulk is an efficient deal when you’re a matcha lover. It ought to maintain effectively when you retailer it in an hermetic container out of daylight. Simply ensure you use a dry scoop or spoon when dishing it out so that you don’t add moisture to the tea powder and have it spoil.

You’ll know if matcha has gone dangerous as it’s going to lose its vibrant inexperienced shade and taste.

What are tapioca pearls?

A tapioca pearl is an edible, translucent ball of chewy starch extracted from the cassava root. It’s also referred to as boba when added to tea.

The colour and texture can differ by including honey or maple syrup. When soaked in one thing candy, they change into candy and chewy and add to the enjoyment of this tea.

What sort of milk ought to I exploit?

Use no matter you want. I used cashew milk as a result of I like the flavour and creaminess it provides, however matcha with almond milk can also be good. Oat milk shall be much less candy however nonetheless good on this drink, particularly when you love the style of matcha.

Coconut milk would additionally work properly right here by slicing the bitterness of the matcha and including a bit extra depth and creaminess.

When you don’t want plant-based milk, add common or condensed milk for much more sweetness.

Is that this drink wholesome?

When you make your personal maple-sweetened boba, I believe it’s comparatively okay. With matcha, you’re truly consuming pulverized tea leaves with potent vitamins you possibly can’t get with steeped inexperienced tea. In order that a part of the drink is unquestionably wholesome (supply).

It’s wealthy in antioxidants that assist to guard towards coronary heart illness and most cancers. It has amino acids and a great deal of nutritional vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, selenium, magnesium, fiber and chromium, all of which have wonderful advantages.

Furthermore, it boosts metabolism and helps curb cravings.

Matcha has been proven to cut back cortisol, a stress hormone that drives urge for food and will increase stomach fats, so consuming matcha can decrease irritation and scale back impulsive consuming.

The polyphenols in matcha handle blood strain to advertise good circulation and may also help scale back and management blood sugar ranges.

Theanine in matcha improves reminiscence, focus, and psychological perform and reduces anxiousness and stress.

It does have caffeine, about the identical as a brewed cup of espresso. However these dedicated to matcha say there’s a distinction in that matcha is calming whereas providing you with a gentle vitality supply with out the abrupt crash.

So you possibly can keep mentally alert but calmly relaxed.

Paleo and vegan?

It’s essential use an applicable milk. I used unsweetened cashew milk.

A couple of would possibly say that the tapioca pearls add no dietary worth and thus wouldn’t be thought of paleo. Some say that they’re paleo as a result of tapioca pearls, similar to tapioca starch, which is extensively utilized in paleo baking, don’t comprise any grains, dairy, sugar, and so on.

So it’s actually as much as you. BUT! It’s essential purchase the white form of tapioca pearls, and never the black sort. They’re naturally white and to make that shade, black meals coloring and/or brown sugar and/or caramel coloring is used. Positively not paleo.

The tapioca pearls solely add a bit of chew, so you possibly can depart them out altogether. They simply add a touch extra sweetness and enjoyable to the drink.

Tapioca can also be vegan and the processing strategies are animal-free. Nonetheless, it’s greatest to test the packaging.

Extra wholesome drink recipes

When you do that matcha bubble tea, I’d love to listen to what you suppose! Please remark beneath and tell us your ideas! Thanks. 🙂

Matcha Bubble Tea
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook dinner Time:
  • Prepared in:
  • Yield: 2

Notice that the cook dinner time will differ relying in your tapioca pearl package deal directions and shall be round 1 minute if utilizing on the spot boba.


    For the tea:

  • 2/3 cup (160ml) chilly water
  • 2 teaspoons matcha
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, plus extra to style
  • For the boba:

  • 1/2 cup (80 grams) white unsweetened tapioca pearls or 1/2 cup pre-sweetened boba
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (if utilizing white unsweetened tapioca pearls)
  • For meeting:

  • 2 cups (440 grams) ice
  • 1 1/2 cups (355ml) milk of alternative (I used cashew)


    Make the tea:

  1. Pour the chilly water, matcha and maple syrup right into a cocktail shaker or a jar with a lid on it. Shake for 10-15 seconds till completely mixed. Add extra maple syrup, if desired.
  2. Make the boba:

  3. Cook dinner the tapioca pearls in response to package deal instructions (that is assuming you utilize the plain unsweetened tapioca pearls and never the already sweetened on the spot sort). In case your package deal would not have instructions, this publish tells you all the things it’s worthwhile to know).
  4. After draining, pour right into a bowl and stir the maple into the pearls (provided that you used the plain tapioca and never pre-sweetened). Allow them to take up the maple syrup for five minutes.
  5. Meeting:

  6. Divide the pearls between 2 glasses.
  7. Pour the ice on high, after which the milk.
  8. You would possibly wish to switch the tea to one thing that pours effectively if you would like a neat layer. Very slowly and gently pour the tea excessive. Serve instantly because the pearls harden after about 4-6 hours of being positioned in a chilly drink.


  • When you’re paleo, make sure that to make use of unsweetened cashew or almond milk with none components/preservatives/and so on., and to make use of the white unsweetened tapioca pearls.
  • When you’re vegan, use plant-based milk and ensure your boba is vegan.

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