Apricot Boba Milk Tea

Happy National Tapioca Day! Did you know, today 6/28 is the day to enjoy tapioca!

 

I learned about tapioca after I moved to the US. One of my friends took me to Taiwanese cafe and it was my first time to try a glass of boba milk tea. At first I felt weird because slurping up big tapioca pearls with huge straw was my first experience I ever had. When I was a kid, I used to eat orange juice that had tiny orange pulps in it and loved it, but well…the size was totally different! But as a big foodie spirit inside me didn’t abandon the remaining milk tea with boba, and surprisingly enough, I went back to that cafe a few days after because the boba milk tea was so addictive after all. 

 

I like to make mine with Earl Grey, but I found almost gone apricot jam hidden in the back of the fridge, so let’s make some fruity flavored boba milk tea this time. 

 

Ready to check the recipe? Let’s cook! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Apricot Boba Milk Tea

apricot boba milk tea

<Ingredients>

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<Directions>

  1. Brew tea. Let it sit for a while to cool.
  2. Combine some water and tapioca pearls in a saucepan and bring it to high heat. When it’s boiled , reduce the heat to medium low and let it sit for 15 min or until the tapioca texture is soft and chewy.
  3. Add tapioca pearls into a glass and pour apricot tea. Add apricot jam and stir well.
  4. Add some ice cubes and enjoy!

 

<Cooking Tips>

I like the brand called Ahmad Tea because its flavor is richer than other brands (their peach and passion fruit is the best.) But as always, you can brew your tea with your favorite tea brand!

 

<Product Memo: Boba in a Glass Jar>

jarred tapioca pearls

I used this tapioca pearls in a glass jar like the pic above because I didn’t want too many of them. Since it’s in a glass jar, I thought these tapioca pearls are already soft and chewy. But no…when I slurp up the tapioca pearls and sink my teeth into it, it resisted them and gave me the unpleasant texture like uncooked dumplings…After I researched about tapioca pearls, I realized I needed to boil it even if it’s jarred one…Who is like me, poking around new gadget without reading manuals? (But to justify myself, the jar didn’t say how to enjoy them. Well, for some lucky people who are familiar with tapioca pearls, they’d think it’s like “caution: it’s hot!” to freshly bought a cup of coffee? Haha!)

apricot boba milk tea

Mmm, good! Since I used fruit jam instead of sugar as a sweetener, the flavor is boosted and pleasant aftertaste spreads in your mouth! 

 

Cheers, everyone! Have some boba milk tea or tapioca-anything to enjoy National Tapioca Day!

 

<Other Refreshing Drink Ideas>

Yay or nay for smoothies including vegetables? Orange, Carrot, Lime Smoothie

orange carrot lime smoothie

Want some exotic drink? Thai Iced Tea

thai iced tea

Are cherries still available in your local market? Cherry Limeade

cherry limeade

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Priti says:

    Wonderful apricot smooth ! Perfect for Summer 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      It is! Hope your location isn’t that hot🥂🎵

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      1. Priti says:

        Not too but hot.

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh wow! Enjoy, I’m sure it’s going to be a nice day for you❤️

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      3. Priti says:

        💕💕

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  2. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! & Wow! I love tapioca! A great and delicious recipe!
    Thank’s for share, dear Tanooki. Have a wonderful day full of blessings and relaxing time!
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yay me too, I love tapioca too!
      Wish I could have them with you…have a wonderful day dear Elvira❤️

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  3. Livia says:

    That’s another very delicious and refreshing drink for the summer 🤩 thank you for sharing your recipe and the info about the tapioca pearls. I must admit that I haven’t used them in any recipe yet, but since my son is a fan of bubble teas, I’ll be prepared if he wants me to make it at home. 😉👍

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes please do make it with your tea! I think spiced tea you shared on your blog goes perfect too👍💕✨ I don’t know if Indonesia has dried or jarred tapioca pearls, but make sure to cook them thoroughly😂👍🧋

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      1. Livia says:

        I’m terribly late, but I still managed to not be too late! Phew 😮‍💨

        Best wishes to your birthday, dear Tanooki! 🎂🍀 And many happy and healthy returns of the day! 💕 Hope you had a wonderful day today! Lots of hugs from the other end of the world 🤗🤗

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Haha~thank you Livia for lovely birthday wishes! But you know what, there is a time difference between us and when you commented, it was right on time so you’re not late at all👍💕✨ Thank you again, I’m so happy that our birthdays are so close❤️

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      3. Livia says:

        You’re most welcome 💕 Ya, I know. I think I still had like 5 minutes or so when I wrote it 😁 I was so busy that I just didn’t manage to write you earlier. 😞

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Oh wowww that’s so funnh🤣 Well thank you again for birthday wishes! Let’s make this year great, my same-birthday-month foodie friend🥰🙌💕✨

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