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Bubble tea, also known as boba, is a popular beverage originating from Taiwan and is now enjoyed all over the world. It is typically made of tea, milk, and tapioca balls.  From simple tea to fruity flavors, there are a variety of flavors to choose from and something for everybody! If you don’t live near any boba shops or just want to avoid added sugars, then this guide will tell you everything you need to know about this fun and tasty drink and even how to make it at home!

What Is Boba?

Boba also referred to as tapioca pearls, are made from tapioca starch or cassava starch. These small chewy spheres have a dark color and are often cooked in sugar to give them a sweet taste. However, boba is naturally pretty tasteless, which makes it easy to add to a variety of different flavored drinks. Boba is also available in a wide variety of colors and flavors, such as passion fruit, Honeydew, coconut, strawberry, and lychee.

Can You Make Bubble Tea At Home?

Wondering how to make bubble tea at home? While it may look complicated, it’s a lot easier to make than it seems.

Homemade boba pearls are a must if you love bubble tea. Homemade bubble tea is healthier, more affordable, and completely customizable. Making boba balls from scratch will also give you more control over the exact texture and flavor you prefer.

Is Bubble Tea Healthy?

Unfortunately, bubble tea offers few health benefits and contains high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates along with artificial flavors and food coloring. However, in moderation, indulging in bubble tea is perfectly fine.

Is Boba Vegan?

While most boba pearls are vegan and made from plant-based ingredients, the milk and tea portion is typically not vegan. Luckily, you can easily swap out the dairy milk for a dairy-free option!

4 Vegan Bubble Tea Recipes

Source: Vegan But Lazy/YouTube

Find out how to make bubble tea vegan by watching this video!

The Boba Fett Smoothie

The Boba Fett Smoothie
Boba Fett Smoothie by Bianca Scartabello

Source: The Boba Fett Smoothie

This Boba Fett Smoothie recipe by Bianca Scartabello is surprisingly easy to make, and it’s an awesome treat every once in a while.

Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea
Bubble Tea by Nicole Dunai

Source: Bubble Tea

Enjoy your favorite fruity bubble tea at home! This Bubble Tea recipe by Nicole Dunai is an easy, healthier, and 100% vegan alternative to traditional bubble tea.

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