Brown Sugar Boba

Boba, or bubble tea, is an incredibly popular drink originating in Taiwan, made with black or green tea plus your favorite toppings. The most beloved topping amongst boba aficionados is none other than fluffy, chewy tapioca pearls. They’ve become one of the most iconic parts of bubble tea and are often remembered by their gooey texture and sweetness. Enter the delicious world of brown sugar boba, which has taken the boba world by storm for its irresistible flavor. Keep reading for a recipe to make your own brown sugar boba at home!


– 2 cups tapioca pearls
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons molasses
– 2 cups of water
– 1 tablespoon butter


1. Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Add the tapioca pearls to the boiling water and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the pearls is chewy and soft. Stir occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, make the brown sugar syrup by adding the brown sugar, molasses and water to a small saucepan and simmering until the sugar has dissolved.

4. Once the sugar syrup has thickened, turn off the heat and stir in the butter until it has melted.

5. When the tapioca pearls are finished cooking, drain them and rinse with cold water.

6. Add the tapioca pearls to the saucepan with the brown sugar syrup and stir until the pearls are well coated.

7. Serve warm and enjoy!

Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea


– 2 cups prepared brown sugar boba
– 3 tablespoons black tea leaves
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 2 cups milk
– Ice


1. Heat the milk in a saucepan until hot but not boiling.

2. add the tea leaves and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

3. Strain the tea mixture into a mug.

4. Add the sugar and stir until fully dissolved.

5. Fill a glass with ice, then pour the tea mixture into the glass.

6. Add the prepared brown sugar boba into the glass and stir until well combined.

7. Enjoy!