Boba or bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink traditionally made from milk tea and tapioca pearls. In the last few years, it's gone from a niche drink at specific restaurants to a common menu item in many coffee shops. If you've been wondering how to add boba to your menu, this is the article for you! We've compiled a list of boba drinks you need in your coffee shop.
1. Boba Milk Tea
This is the simplest recipe for boba. All you have to do is shake black tea with your choice of milk. Add this mixture to crushed ice and cooked tapioca boba pearls. Enjoy it with a straw fit for boba! Your customers are sure to love it.
2. Rich Brown Sugar
Looking for something sweeter? This bubble tea is perfect for you! When brewing your black tea, add brown sugar in lieu of white sugar or simple syrup. Mix with half & half rather than regular milk. Add crushed ice and brown sugar boba. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of brown sugar.
3. Rainbow Drink
This drink will give your customers a reason to take pictures of your products. It's bright, colorful, and fun! Add your desired amount of rainbow boba to the bottom of your cup. For the drink, start with frozen strawberries, milk, and sugar, blend until smooth. Fill the bottom third of your cup. Blend together frozen mango chunks, sugar, and milk and fill the middle third of your cup. Do the same with frozen blueberries and fill the top third of the cup. Top with whipped cream and peach bursting boba.
4. Purple Slush
Add a purple pop to your menu! This drink is made just like you'd make a regular frappe or blended drink. Start with your milk, ice, and flavoring base. Add three pumps of lavender flavoring syrup and blend it as normal. Add your desired amount of taro boba to the bottom of your cup and pour in your purple drink. It'll add the perfect subtle pop of color and flavor.
5. Double Boba Pastel Drink
This drink combines classic boba with fun bursting boba! Start with classic crystal boba at the bottom of your cup. Blend together orange juice, milk, and ice and pour that to the half-way point of your cup. Top this with orange bursting boba. Blend together Lemonade, ice, and milk. Fill the rest of your cup with this. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
6. Tea Shake
This is a new take on classic milk tea. Blend together black tea and vanilla ice cream. Add brown sugar boba to the bottom of your cup. Pour in your tea milkshake and top with whipped cream.
7. Delicate Rose
Rather than using black tea, use rosehip tea. Brew it as normal and shake it with cold milk. Pour it over crushed ice and pink rose bursting boba. Your customers are sure to love this delicate and dainty pink drink.
Boba tea is a great addition to any coffee shop. It's easy to make and so yummy. Add some variety to your menu that your customers will love with these simple recipes!
What's your favorite kind of boba? Tell us in the comments, we love hearing from you!