How to prepare Tapioca Pearls for Bubble Tea

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Boil the water Step 1: Boil Water
  • Make sure there is a minimum of
    7 parts water to 1 part tapioca.
Pour in the Tapioca Step 2: Pour tapioca into boiling water
  • When water achieves a rolling boil
    pour in the tapioca pearls.
Stir the tapioca Step 3: Stir lightly
  • Stir the tapioca lightly so that it doesn't
    stick to the bottom.
Floating tapioca Step 4: Let the tapioca float to the top
  • Let the tapioca pearls float to the top.
Cook for 45 minutes Step 5: Cook for 15 minutes on high heat with cover on
  • When the tapioca floats, cover the pot.
  • Maintain a rolling boil and stir every 5 minutes.
Steep the tapioca Step 6: Steep the cooked tapioca for 15 minutes
  • After cooking for 15 minutes, take the pot
    off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes covered.
Drain the tapioca Step 7: Drain the water from the cooked tapioca
  • Run lukewarm or cold water over the pearls and drain the water from them.
Done Step 8: Cover in sugar syrup
  • Pour tapioca into a container and cover in
    sugar syrup or brown sugar.
  • Cover the container.
  • Serve when ready.
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