This mango bubble tea recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make.
Once you learn how to make it you’ll never want to buy it at the shops.
It’s cheaper to make it yourself!
Next try cinnamon milk tea.
If you’ve never had bubble tea also known as boba tea before you’ve got to try it! It’s so delicious.
Earlier this summer I went to the fair with my family and I got a mango bubble tea.
It was so good I knew I had to recreate it when I got home.
It’s so easy to make.
What ingredients do I need to make this mango bubble tea recipe?
- Black tea bags
- Mango nectar
- Tapioca pearls
- Brown sugar
I use Lipton tea bags.
You can find the mango nectar at your local grocery store.
I also sometimes buy it from my local Mexican grocery store.
As for the tapioca pearls I usually order them from amazon.
But the last two bags I bought were from an Asian grocery store nearby.
The kind I buy is shown below.
You can also make the pearls yourself here is a great guide on how to do that.
How do I make bubble tea?
Mango bubble tea is a cold drink so first we’re going to make the tea that way it has time to cool down.
Just microwave the water until it’s hot then add the tea bags and let it steep for 4 minutes. Then discard the tea bags and let the tea cool completely.
Now we can start on the tapioca pearls.
Boil some water in a large pot then add the tapioca pearls.
Once the tapioca pearls float to the surface cover the pot and reduce heat to medium.
Cook for 3 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let the pearls soften for 3 more minutes.
Once they’re done drain most of the water from the pot.
Add a few tablespoons of brown sugar to the pot with the cooked tapioca pearls and stir until you have a syrup.
Instead of brown sugar you could also use honey.
If you decide to use honey make sure you drain most of the water from the pot before stirring in the honey,
Let the boba pearls cool down.
Once the boba pearls have cooled scoop some of them along with some of the syrup into a glass.
This recipe makes two glasses of mango boba tea so add half of the tea and half of the mango nectar to one glass. Then make the other drink or save the tea and mango nectar for later.
I like to add a splash of milk to my glass but this is optional.
Instead of milk you can use half and half, almond milk or even coconut milk.
This is your drink so tailor it to suit your taste.
What do tapioca pearls taste like?
The tapioca pearls on their own don’t really have a flavor. Once you mix in the brown sugar and let them soak in that then they will take on the flavor of the sugar. Instead of brown sugar you could use honey.
How are tapioca pearls eaten?
Bubble tea is usually served with large straws that are wide enough to suck up the pearls. You can also just use a spoon to eat the pearls if you don’t have the straws.
How long will cooked tapioca pearls keep?
Tapioca pearls are best consumed the day of cooking.
However I’ve noticed that if I refrigerate the pearls in the syrup then I can reheat them in the microwave and use them in a hot bubble tea beverage and they will stay soft.
I’ve tried reheating them then adding them to a cold tea and they just hardened up.
So I would only reuse if you’re making a hot drink.
Mango bubble tea
This mango bubble tea recipe is a great refreshing drink for the summer time. Give it a try!
Mango Bubble Tea
Mango bubble tea is delicious and refreshing. It's made with black tea and mango nectar
- 2 black tea bags
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups mango nectar
- 1 cup tapioca pearls
- 4 tbs brown sugar
- milk to taste
Heat the water in the microwave until it's hot. Then add the 2 tea bags to the water and let steep for four minutes. Then discard the tea bags and let the tea cool.
Cook 1 cup of the tapioca pearls according the instructions on the bag. Once the pearls are done drain most of the water leaving about 1/3 cup of water in the pot.
Add the brown sugar to the pot of tapioca pearls and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Let the pearls cool for about 15 minutes.
Then add some of the tapioca pearls to a glass.
Then add half of the tea and half of the mango nectar to the glass and stir.
Add a splash of milk to the glass and stir again.
Make another drink with the remaining tea and mango nectar or save for later use.
Refrigerate the leftover tapioca pearls with the syrup.
Serve and enjoy.