Grab your best non-stick pot and let’s fill it up with 4-6 cups of water. Then bring it to a rumbling boil.
Once the water is at a boil, add your tapioca pearls.
Whether your tapioca pearls are store-bought or freshly homemade will determine how long you should cook them for. If your tapioca pearls are store-bought, check the back of the packaging for its optimal cooking time. If it’s homemade, anywhere between 5-15 minutes will do.
The best thing to do is have a bite of 1 tapioca pearl every 5 minutes or so. Test if the texture of the boba pearl is exactly what you prefer, if so, you’re all set!
Preparing our handful of strawberries to create a jam-like mixture (strawberry marmalade).
In another non-stick pot, add 1/2 a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Then set it aside.
Next, grab your fresh (in-season) strawberries. Begin chopping them into quarters with your favorite sharp kitchen knife (safely). Don’t forget to de-stem your fresh strawberries too.
Once chopped, add your chopped strawberries into your pot of water and granulated sugar. Bring your pot of strawberries to medium heat and mix thoroughly every so often.
We don’t want our strawberries or sugar to burn, stir often.
It should take about 5-8 minutes to achieve a jam-like texture and from there you can take it off the heat. Continue to stir for a few minutes after taking your pot off the heat.
Now our favorite part, whisking our favorite matcha powder.
The consistency you’re looking for is frothy and airy. Rapid short strokes are key to getting the right consistency.
The best step of all, adding it all together!
Grab your ideal serving cup. First, we’ll add our tapioca pearls and spoon 1.5-1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Next, we’ll add the fresh strawberry jam or marmalade we’ve made.
Add your 3/4 cup of authentic matcha and then 1/4 cup of your preferred creamer. We love using almond milk for this to add another element of flavor to the already amazing taste. When everything is added, you’ll have an Instagram worthy moment. The milky green matcha contrasted with the fresh and vibrant red of the strawberry jam is perfect for the gram.
All that’s left is to snap a pic. Mix everything up. And take your first sip.
We hope you enjoyed this as much as we did writing about it. Comment below and let the Talk Boba team know how it went. We’re excited to hear from you!