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Old 01-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Bubble tea

I want to buy the ingredients to make my own. Whats a good website for the straws, tapioca, and syrups? Reputable - and any suggestions on what to buy or some good recipes?

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Old 01-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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If you don't have a local supply for syrups, check Amazon. They have DiVinci, Torani, Monin and others. They've also got straws and pearls.
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Never heard of Bubble Tea. Yes...I do live under a rock at times. Must google this one.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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I got tapioca (for pie) at a big grocery store. It's not a real exotic item.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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Never heard of Bubble Tea. Yes...I do live under a rock at times. Must google this one.
Me too, chopper... But you never stop learning! (And eating...)
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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Never heard of Bubble Tea. Yes...I do live under a rock at times. Must google this one.
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Me too, chopper... But you never stop learning! (And eating...)
This is the first time I've ever heard of Bubble tea as well...
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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Hi, Siegal, I love bubble tea. I got most of my start-up supplies from Neptune Ice. The site mainly deals with people who wish to start their own bubble tea business, but they also have supplies for those at home who wish to make bubble tea.

I got a sampler package when I bought from them. Personally, I love the black pearl tapioca. (MostlyWater, bubble tea uses pearl tapioca, not regular tapioca. You can find the white pearl tapioca more easily than the black pearl variety, but neither are really common around here at the grocery stores.)

Though it is a powder, I absolutely love their honeydew bubble tea. It was delicious. I will say that I have tried several recipes to make the tapioca in advance, but none have been great - so I make it as needed. If you find one that allows the pearl tapioca to keep well, be sure to share it!

Here is an older link that gives more information about bubble teas.

Here is my first attempt of making bubble tea! Here are recipes from the site.



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Old 01-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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Oooh Kathleen that looks great? Is it honeydew flavor?
I bought the large tapioca pearls at an Asian market but they are just plain not the black ones which evidently are black
Bc they have yummy brown sugar in them.

I made iced black tea with a drop of cream and some passion fruit syrup last week it was good but still not like when I buy them! Probably a lot more cream sugar and condensed milk then I put!
I am gonna check out the website as I need the straws- really no fun without the straws
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Yes, that is the honeydew powder. It was wonderful. They have good prices on the straws. Also, do check out the recipes. Lots of good ideas there.
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