Homemade Bubble Tea (Boba)

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Here are some homemade bubble tea recipes. Bubble tea traditionally uses boba (tapioca pearls), but you can also you chia seeds as a healthy alternative.


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A family of 4 going out for green tea with boba would cost a minimum of $16. Instead of going out, you can make your own twist at home for much less and it is healthier.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: 32 fl oz


  • water
  • 2 tsp loose tea of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 passionfruit
  • 1/2 apple
  • Optional Boba


  1. Boil water or I used an electric kettle to boil water.
  2. I used 2 tsp of loose leaf tea (flavored green tea elderflower) and made 4 cups of tea.
  3. Pour tea into pitcher.
  4. Scoop out passionfruit into pitcher with tea.
  5. Stir in honey.
  6. Chop half an apple and into pieces. Put into pitcher of tea. Allow pitcher to chill in the fridge while making boba (optional to make boba).
  7. Optional - make boba per instructions and add to drink. Enjoy!
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April 7, 2018

Add softened chia seeds to your green tea or other drinks for a healthy alternative. This is a page about making a healthy chia bubble drink.

Chia Seeds soaking in small glasses

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