Friday, 28 September 2012

Orange Chai Bubble Tea

Do you remember my strawberry bubble tea post? Well this is a continuation of my exploration (that kind of rhymed?) in bubble tea making. I hope you like this recipe guys! It's my favourite bubble tea attempt so far.

I've always been a big Chai Latte fan. When I became a vegan I could no longer have the packet stuff that I loved so much, so I began mixing my own Chai style recipes. I've never tried or even heard of iced Chai lattes, so I did wonder if my iced bubble chai would end up tasting like feet. Luckily it tasted pretty effing good and now I'm hooked!

I also remembered to buy the proper straws this time! It was so much easier to drink.


Ingredients (serves 2 people):
1/2 cup quick cook tapioca pearls

400ml Rice milk (you can use almond, soy, normal milk too)
100ml coconut cream
100ml coconut milk (for a lighter recipe omit the cream and use 200ml coconut milk)
2 bags of black tea
5 tbsp agave nectar (you can use honey instead)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
The zest of half an orange
A thumb size amount of fresh ginger (roughly chopped)
Ice

Method:

1. Boil 5 cups of water in a saucepan. Once boiled add the tapioca pearls & stir gently. When the tapioca pearls fatten up cover the saucepan and leave to simmer for 5 mins. For none quick cook tapioca pearls follow instructions on packet. Once the tapioca pearls are cooked, drain them & mix with 2 tablespoons agave and 2 tablespoons hot water. Leave to cool

2. Heat the rice milk, coconut milk & cream in a saucepan until simmering.

3. Add the black tea bags, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, orange zest, fresh ginger and 3 tbsp agave. Mix and leave to simmer for 5 mins.

4. Once the milky mixture has been simmered for 5 mins, leave it to one side to cool. Once cooled drain the mixture into a jug, sieving out all of the ginger, orange & cinnamon bits.

5. Divide the cooled tapioca pearls into two glasses. Add a few ice cubes and pour the milky chai mixture on top. Serve with a large bubble tea straw.






12 comments:

  1. Bubble tea is MY FAVORITE! I have never tried to make it at home though, do you get the tapioca at just a regular grocery store?!

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    1. No I order it off Ebay, Bubble tea hasn't really got popular in England yet so that's the only place I've found to buy them!xx

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  2. This sounds DELICIOUS! We are actually lucky enough to have a café that's super close by and serves ALL KINDS of bubble tea. It's like their thing. I've only gotten to try 1 of them but maybe I'll make a trip there and do a tasting! This post has me in the mood for it, yum!

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  3. i was so glad to find a local coffee shop that offered bubble tea. i'm so bad in the kitchen - with ANYTHING. looks awesome, though!

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  4. Wowza! sound amazing! I will be making this :D

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  5. yum!! i have always wondered how to make bubble tea, and i assume it was super difficult... i might have to pick up some pearls from the asian market and try my hand at this... :)

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    1. It's actually way easier than it seems! And so worth the time it takes to make it xx

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  6. This sounds delicious!!! I am a huuuuge fan of bubble tea and I had no idea how to make it at home. Thank you very much for sharing this, I'll surely try it out at home! This would save me a lot of money, actually - and I can't imagine the joy of having bubble tea at any given moment :)
    xxx,
    Lilla
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.co.at

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  7. mmmm come make this for me! it looks super yummy! i have none of the ingredients on hand though :(
    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  8. What, what! You make your own bubble tea? That is ridiculously awesome! The funny thing is, I've never thought to make my own. It's just one of those things. Very cool!

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    1. It's so easy! I thought it would take ages to make or something. I'm making it on at least a weekly basis now!
      xxx

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  9. ooooooh i want it !!! just found you on the quiet owl's blog and so happy i did ! heartandthrift.blogspot.com i am going to explore every cranny of your blog :)

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