4 Easy Recipes For Your Favourite Bubble Teas To Help You Tide Through CB 2.0
Pictured above: Bubble tea | Photo credit: Yummy PH
Alright, calm your ti... I mean, tea. The extension of the circuit breaker may have brought the shutters of some of our favourite stalls down temporarily, but let us not forget the essence of this measure.
Long queues were seen at barbers and bubble tea shops after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's nationwide address today (21 April 2020) at 5pm, While it may be tempting to be able to have one more glass of that hojicha milk tea, 50% sugar with extra pearl toppings, remember that these shops had to close so that more lives can be saved.
Therefore, we are sharing easy recipes for your favourite bubble teas and tapioca pearls so you can make it yourself at home. You're welcome.
1. Brown Sugar Fresh Milk
Pictured above: Gong Cha's brown sugar fresh milk with pearl | Credit: Seth Lui
200ml fresh milk
200g brown sugar
Combine brown sugar and water in pot and boil on medium heat till mixture is bubbling. Set aside to cool.
Transfer milk into tall glass and pour brown sugar syrup over. Lightly swirl.
If you are adding pearls, mix the pearls into the brown sugar syrup before pouring onto milk.
2. Green Tea With Cream Cheese Foam
Pictured above: Hey Tea's green tea with cream cheese foam | Credit: Rachel Ray
2 tsp loose Jasmine green tea leaves
350ml hot water (for tea)
1 cup ice
85g cream cheese (room temperature)
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/4 cup full cream milk
1/2 tsp sea salt
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy.
Add whipped cream, milk and sea salt in the mixture. Beat until thick and frothy but still slightly runny.
Steep the tea leaves in hot water for about 5 minutes (or longer if you prefer a stronger brew).
In a serving glass, pour the tea over ice. You can add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter drink.
Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the iced green tea. Sprinkle sea salt over.
3. Hazelnut Milk Tea
Pictured above: Koi's hazelnut milk tea | Credit: Open Rice
3 tbsp of Nutella
1 tea bag of your preferred flavour
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup full cream milk
1 cup ice
In a pot, mix water, Nutella and tea bag and simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
Keep the heat on and add milk and honey, and continue simmering for about 5 minutes until it bubbles.
Transfer ice to a tall glass and pour the mixture over the ice.
4. Wintermelon Milk Tea
Pictured above: Share Tea's wintermelon tea | Credit: Estan Cabigas
2 tea bag (flavour of your choice)
100g brown sugar
2-3 rock sugar cubes
Cut wintermelon into cubes.
In a pot, add water and tea bags and bring to a boil.
Add in wintermelon and cook for 30 minutes.
Add in brown sugar and rock sugar and continue cooking for another 15 minutes.
Pour into glass and serve.
Tip: You can add cream cheese using the recipe above to top the drink off!
And here's the recipe for tapioca pearls!
Pictured above: Cooked tapioca pearls | Credit: Bossen
50g brown sugar
100g tapioca flour
Boil water and brown sugar on medium heat until the mixture is smooth and no sugar bits are seen.
Lower heat to low and add tapioca flour little by little, until the mixture is thick.
Turn off the fire and set mixture aside to cool. Then knead remaining flour into the mixture to produce a dough.
Roll little bits of dough into balls.
Cook the dough balls in water or syrup when required.
There you have it! Now you really don't need to queue, yes?