Boba (Tapioca Pearls)

Boba, also known as Tapioca Pearls, originated in Taiwan and are made of the starch derived from cassava root. They are often the topping of choice in bubble tea beverages. When prepared perfectly, boba is sweet, soft, chewy, and translucent with a gummy bear-like texture. Tea Zone®  Tapioca Peals come in a variety of textures and sizes including: regular black tapioca pearls, “Grade A” tapioca, tiny tapioca, green tea tapioca (seasonal) and white tapioca. Tea Zone® products are the preferred bubble tea products used by your favorite boba shops!

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What is boba?
Boba is soft chewy balls made from tapioca starch.

How to make boba?
You can prepare boba using Tea Zone Tapioca Pearls. Boba is cooked in boiling water and coated in a brown sugar mixture. The full boba recipe can be found on the LollicupStore blog.

How is popping boba different?
Popping boba is fruit juice-filled balls similar that are added into beverages similar to how boba is enjoyed. Popping boba is not made from tapioca starch like regular boba is.

How to make boba tea?
Boba tea is essentially adding boba pearls to iced tea, however, it is more popularly paired with milk tea.