First off, what exactly is honeydew? Well if you don’t know this, then you’re missing out! It’s a very refreshing MELON similar to cantaloupe (but green) that is very popular around asian cultures especially China. The taste is very similar to the cantaloupe but is considered to be more sweet.
This pale green melon is the backbone of what makes a good honeydew bubble tea. Some boba cafes will have this but only use the powder form of honeydew, which is still good but definitely not as amazing and refreshing as the actual melon itself.
Honeydew bubble tea is perfectly refreshing for the hottest of summer days. Typically it’s made into a smoothie-like texture for the best consumption and like any smoothie in the summer, it’s extremely satisfying. With its refreshing taste and smooth texture, you’ll want this every time it’s hot.
This recipe will call for freshly chopped honeydew, only the best of the best here at Talk Boba. Let’s continue reading for the rest of the full recipe guide…
Ingredients you'll need
How to Make Honeydew Bubble Tea
Shall we begin? The first step in the process of making a great honeydew bubble tea is to get a pot of water at a rumbling boil. Let’s heat a pot of water to boil and when it reaches the rumbling boiling point, bring it back down to medium high heat and add your loose leaf green tea to the hot water. You can use any brand of loose leaf green tea you’d like. Typically our go-to is a loose-leaf gunpowder green tea like this from FGO. Davidson’s loose leaf green tea is another popular one too.
Let the hot water and green tea leaves steep for about 3-5 minutes depending on the bold taste you prefer. (You can always steep a bit longer if you’d like too).
Once you’re satisfied with the aroma and taste of your brewed tea, turn off your heat and set it aside to cool.
While we wait for your brewed green tea to cool, we can begin preparing everything else. Grab your freshly picked honeydew from the local supermarket and begin chopping it into cubes with your favorite sharp knife.
We’ll need about a handful of chopped honeydew, the rest you can either eat as a snack or store away for later. Maybe a fruit dessert platter for after dinner!
Put your handful of honeydew in a blender like this professional Ninja.
Once you have the honeydew prepared and ready to go in the blender. Let’s add the rest of the ingredients. Choose your preferred 1/2 cup of creamer, we tend to like using almond milk for this or even soy milk, and add this to your blender.
In addition to the creamer, grab a handful of ice (crushed or cubed) and add it into the blender as well. By this time your brewed tea should have cooled down quite a bit, preferably room temperature. You guessed it, add the cooled brewed green tea into the blender as well.
Now the fun part, blend it all up! You’re looking for a rich and smooth texture here, not too runny and not too stiff, the perfect balance is what we’re aiming for.
The last step is to grab your favorite glass or mason jar like this and add your cooked tapioca into it first. If you want to know how to cook tapioca pearls, check this out. After adding your cooked boba pearls to your glass, you may now pour the fresh honeydew mixture that you’ve blended up into the glass.
Top it off with a big boba straw and enjoy! Think of giving this a try, let us know how you do.
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