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How To Make Your Own Boba Tea Sustainably

At Final we like to suck and save the planet and we also really enjoy boba tea. That’s why we created BiggieStraw—the reusable, collapsible straw that’s big enough for every boba. BiggieStraw folds up to fit in a convenient carrying case and comes with a cleaning squeegee that doubles as a poker for boba lids.

Have you been looking for a way to enjoy your boba tea a little more sustainably? Try making boba at home with this easy recipe! 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar 
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour/starch 
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Black tea 
  • Oat or almond milk 

How to make your own boba: 
Step 1: Heat water and dark brown sugar together over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat.
Step 2: Add 1 tbsp of tapioca flour and mix until smooth. 
Step 3: Turn heat on again and as soon as the mix starts to thicken add the rest of the tapioca flour. Mix until the dough is very sticky, but smooth.
Step 4: Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. Add extra tapioca flour as needed.
Step 5: Roll dough into long skinny rods. Cut into small pieces and quickly roll to form boba balls.
Step 6: Repeat these steps with the rest of the dough and your dried boba balls will be ready to go! Now it’s time to cook them.
Step 7: Place boba in water and bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent boba from sticking together, then remove from heat and let them rest for a few minutes. They’ll become darker and will expand as they cook, but will shrink back to their original size after removed from heat.
Step 8: Drain boba.
Step 9: Make your boba tea however you please. We like to add a little homemade simple syrup to the boba, then we combine equal parts black tea and oat milk. Grab your BiggieStraw, mix your boba and your tea… and suck it up! 

Making your own boba is one of the most sustainable ways to enjoy boba tea! So, what are you waiting for? Invite your boba best-tea over for an afternoon of social distanced sipping fun! 

1 comment

  • Omg I can’t wait to try this recipe! It’s so simple compared to other ones!

    Sumith Goyal on

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