Homemade Matcha Boba Pearls

Homemade Matcha Boba Pearls

Level up your matcha latte game by adding homemade matcha boba! These matcha flavored boba pearls go great with your favorite matcha latte. Now you can fulfill your boba cravings...

WHAT IS BOBA?

Whether you’re new to boba or a long time boba lover, you may not know what boba is! Well, boba is essentially chewy tapioca balls, most often added to milk teas. Boba or bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink that was invented in Taichung in the 1980s.


INGREDIENTS FOR MATCHA BOBA

 

 

To make matcha boba, you will need the following ingredients:


HOW TO MAKE MATCHA BOBA

Let’s learn to make boba! Making boba consists of three main steps:

  • Making the dough
  • Rolling the pearls
  • Boiling

 

STEP 1: MAKING THE DOUGH

 

 

First thing’s first, we have to make the dough. The dough requires boiling water mixed with brown sugar, so before anything else, bring the sugar water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, combine the remainder of the ingredients- matcha and tapioca. Once the water is boiling, using a heat-proof glass container or ladle, remove ½ cup of the boiling water and add it to the dry mixture. Stir everything until a dough forms and shut off the boiling sugar water until you are ready to boil the boba balls.

 


STEP 2: ROLLING THE PEARLS

 

 

Break off a small portion of the dough and roll it into a log that is around the width of a pea. Using a knife, cut the log into pea-sized pieces and roll them into balls. Place in a bowl and dust the outsides with tapioca starch to prevent the pearls from sticking. Repeat the process until all the dough is used up. Note: Dust your work surface with tapioca starch to prevent sticking. If the dough becomes dry, add a few drops of the sugar water to the dough. If it’s too sticky, add more tapioca starch to your work surface.

 


STEP 3: BOIL

 

 

Bring the pot of brown sugar water back to a boil and add the boba pearls, stirring to ensure they don’t stick together or stick to the bottom. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover. Cook the boba pearls for 15 minutes. Once the pearls are cooked, scoop out the boba and add to a bowl with clean water and ¼ cup of the brown sugar water. Now your boba is ready to be added to any drink you like!


HOW TO ADD MATCHA BOBA TO A MATCHA LATTE

 

 

To assemble your latte, add the boba to a glass. Add your favorite kind of milk, and top with a matcha shot. To make a matcha shot, add 1-2 teaspoons of matcha to ¼ cup of water and either whisk with a bamboo whisk or shake in a jar. Pour the shot over the milk, stir, insert boba straw, and enjoy!



Matcha Boba


INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium sized pot, combine the water and brown sugar and bring to a boil. While the water boils, combine tapioca starch and matcha in a bowl, mixing until combined. Once the water is boiling, add ½ cup of the sugar water to the dry ingredients and stir to form a dough. Turn off the heat to the sugar water until you are ready to boil the boba balls. 
  2. Break off a small portion of the dough and roll it into a log that is around the width of a pea. Using a knife, cut the log into pea-sized pieces and roll them into balls. Place in a bowl and dust the outsides with tapioca starch to prevent the pearls from sticking. Repeat the process until all the dough is used up.
  3. Bring the pot of brown sugar water back to a boil and add the boba pearls, stirring. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover. Cook the boba pearls for 15 minutes. Once the pearls are done, remove boba and add to a bowl with clean water and ¼ cup of the brown sugar water. Now your boba is ready to be added to any drink you like!
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