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Twinings Earl Grey Bubble Tea

Twinings Earl Grey Bubble Tea

This summer, enjoy the delights of Bubble Tea! This is a unique way of enjoying Twinings tea ice cold and it also makes a great party drink. It's fun to prepare and it stores really well so you can make a batch and save it for later!

Serves1 Person
Makes In45 mins


Dried Boba Tapioca Pearls Per Serving (NOT Quick-Cooking Boba)
2Twinings Earl Grey Tea Bags
Plenty of Water
1  GlassMilk, Almond Milk or Condensed Milk
Splash ofFruit Juice or Nectar (Optional)
Bowl for Holding the Cooked Boba
Measuring Cups


  • Cook the Boba: Prepare your saucepan, measure 480 ml of water for every 32 grams of Boba. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the Boba and stir gently until the pearls begin floating to the top of the water.
  • Turn the heat to medium and cook the Boba for 12-15 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, cover, and let the pearls sit for another 12-15 minutes.
  • Prepare Sugar Syrup for the Boba: While the Boba are cooking, make a simple sugar syrup to sweeten and preserve them once cooked. To do this, bring 120ml of water to a boil over high heat on the stove or in the microwave. Remove from heat and stir in 150g of sugar until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  • Prepare a Strong Cup of Tea: This can be done either while the Boba are cooking or ahead of time. Allow enough time for the tea to cool completely before making the Boba. Bring 240ml of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the Earl Grey tea bag(s). Use one tea bag for regular-strength bubble tea or two for a stronger flavour. Remove the tea bag after 15 minutes and chill.
  • Finish the Boba: Once the Boba have finished cooking, drain them from the water and transfer them to a small bowl or container. Pour the sugar syrup over the top until the Boba are submerged. Let sit until the Boba are room temperature, at least 15 minutes, or refrigerate until ready to use. Boba are best if used within a few hours of cooking, but will keep refrigerated for several days. The Boba will gradually harden and become crunchy as they sit.
  • Make the Bubble Tea: Pour the prepared tea into a tall glass and add the Boba. Add milk for a creamy Bubble tea, juice for a fruity tea, or leave plain and add a little extra water. Sweeten to taste with the simple syrup from soaking the Boba.
Twinings Earl Grey Bubble Tea

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What Is Bubble Tea?

What Is Bubble Tea?

Bubble tea is a Taiwanese recipe made by blending tea with milk, fruit and fruit juices, then adding tasty tapioca pearls and shaking vigorously.
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The original idea for this Earl Grey tea latte is said to have originated in Vancouver, British Columbia. The creator remains unknown but we think whoever it was is clearly a culinary genius.
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