Harry Potter Homemade Bubble Tea Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #12)
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This week we're creating a world-famous drink inspired by the Wizarding World!
This week we're diving into Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 'The Burrow':
"The teapot went beserk and squirted boiling tea all over the place"
During the Philosopher's Stone we created Aunt Petunia's tea, but it's a new year so this time we're going to do something a little different!
Bubble Tea (or Boba Tea) is the now world-famous Asian drink, made from tapioca pearls and iced milk tea. It's a magical twist on the classic tea and can now be found in a variety of flavours around the world - including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Bubble Tea!
For this recipe, I'm going to show you how to make Bubble Tea at home with an easy Boba Tea recipe which we're going to infuse with caramel Butterbeer flavours before adding in our Tapioca Pearls! But don't worry - if you're not a fan of tapioca pearls or tea I'll show you how to make some alternative bubble tea without tapioca pearls instead - each inspired by our Hogwarts Houses - Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
Which Harry Potter Bubble Tea flavour would you go for?
Want to try making your own homemade Boba Tea? Follow the step by step recipe below to create your own magical drinks!
Homemade Bubble Tea Ingredients
(makes 2 Boba Tea drinks)
For the traditional Boba Tea
2 tbsp strong loose leaf black tea
600ml boiling water
1 tbsp caramel syrup
6 tbsp quick-cook tapioca pearls
For the Hogwarts House Bubble Teas
2 tbsp of your chosen juice pearls (I've used strawberry, blueberry, passionfruit and apple)
300ml of your chosen juice, smoothie or milkshake
To begin, brew your black tea (stronger than you usually would). Place the loose leaf into your strainer and pour over your boiling water (Wizard Tip! You can also use tea bags if you prefer). Leave to brew for 5 minutes
To prepare your Boba Tea Tapioca Pearls, pour your water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add in your tapioca pearls. Once the pearls have floated to the top place your lid on top. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat before leaving in the water for a further 2-3 minutes (Wizard tip! You can tweak the times here depending on how much bite you want to your tapioca).
Remove the tapioca pearls from the hot water and place immediately into ice-cold water for 30 seconds. Remove from the water and place into a glass or bowl ready to use as soon as possible.
Remove the loose leaf (or teabag) from your tea and allow to cool. (Wizard tip! You can use ice to speed this up). Add in your caramel syrup and milk to taste, stirring through until well combined.
Place 2-3 tbsp of tapioca pearls into the bottom of each of your serving glasses and add in ice if you'd like it extra cold. Pour the tea over the top and serve with a thick straw.
The process is the same for the tapioca-free alternatives but you don't need to cook the juice pearls! Place the juice pearls into the bottom of your glass, add ice and then top with your Hogwarts House inspired juices, smoothies or milkshakes
With so many Bubble Tea options you can really have fun with this one coming up with your own magical Boba Tea drinks! Let me know which is your favourite and if you create your own Harry Potter inspired ones, share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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