Pyan’s Homemade Boba Pearl + Milk Tea | Experiment 10 (ENG SUBS)


Hi. What’s up, everyone? Today, I’ll be doing another experiment. I know that you guys are crazy for Boba Tea nowadays, right? Doesn’t matter the brand. There’s Chatime, Gong Cha, Tealive. What else? Hey Cha. And so many other boba tea brands out there. So today, I’m gonna make boba pearl/tapioca balls from scratch. Right until we got a ready-to-drink boba milk tea. So by the end of the video, I’m gonna evaluate whether I succeeded in making homemade pearls. And also, is making them myself really worth it? So without further ado, let’s start the process. [ 2/3 cup of Water ] [ 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar ] [ Simmer over medium heat ] [ Turn off the heat and add in 2 cups of Tapioca Starch gradually ] [ Mix well ] [ Knead the dough until elastic and smooth ] [ Cut into small pieces. Make sure they are consistent in sizes ] [ Shape them into round balls using your palms ] [ Sprinkle some Tapioca Starch and mix well so that they cover the surface of each ball… ] [ …to avoid them sticking to each other ] [ Boil some water in a pot ] [ Make sure they reach a boiling temperature before you throw in the balls/pearls ] [ Cook them for about 30-40 minutes under Medium Heat ] [ Make sure to stir them regularly so that they don’t stick to each other ] [ After 30-40 minutes, turn off the heat ] [ Cover the pot with a lid and let the pearls rest for 15-20 minutes ] [ Use a fine-mesh strainer to drain the pearls and wash them down with cold water to remove excess starch ] [ Your pearls are cooked! ] [ Mix them well with a 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar ] [ Pour hot water over 4 teabags of your preferred tea ] [ And leave the tea to steep for 3-4 minutes ] [ Put in 4 tablespoons of Pearl for each glass/cup ] [ A couple of ice cubes ] [ Pour some fresh milk or your preferred milk, up to your taste ] [ Add 4 tablespoons of Brown Sugar Syrup to sweetened the milk tea or up to your taste as well ] [ Stir the tea from before, and pour it into the glass/cup ] [ Mix all the ingredients together with a long spoon or straw and you’ll get your homemade Boba Milk Tea! ] Alright! Here’s my homemade Boba Milk Tea. Or if you wanna call them Pearl Milk Tea that’s fine too. Doesn’t matter what you wanna call them. I actually have some interesting story to share with you from making this boba milk tea and the pearls. But before I go through that, I’m gonna have a taste of my homemade Boba Milk Tea first. Whoa. Umph umphhh~ Perfect. The chewiness of my homemade tapioca balls… …is similar to the ones I had from Tealive and Gong Cha. And the milk tea I made isn’t overly sweet. Those who wanna try this recipe but prefer your drink to be on the sweeter side… …you should probably add more sugar syrup. I added around 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup into my milk tea. But if you prefer it less sweet, you can just follow the recipe that I used 100%. And if you prefer it even less sweet… …perhaps you might cut out anywhere that involves brown sugar in the process. By making the Pearl from scratch right until I get this Boba Milk Tea… …I learned some things that you should definitely take note before trying making the Pearls yourselves. First off, I actually succeeded in making the Pearls on my fifth attempt. Yes. I failed on my first, second and third attempt. On my fourth attempt, the dough turns out too hard. On my fifth attempt, with the help of my wife… …I succeeded in getting the right dough consistency for my Pearls. Why did I fail on my first four attempts? Okay. After you pour water onto the brown sugar, you have to heat them right? You can’t let them simmer over high heat. Only use medium heat. And then after they are boiled, when adding in the tapioca starch… …you need to add it gradually. And you must remember not to mess up with the amount of the tapioca starch. And that applies to the amount of water as well. If you mess up with the amount of water (and tapioca starch) the texture of the dough will turn weird. And if you ever need to add water during the mixing and kneading process… …never use cold, room temperature, or even lukewarm water. Always use hot boiling water only. [ CRUCIAL ] Another thing you must note is when going into the kneading process… …you must start kneading the dough while it’s still hot. If the dough has gone cold, you won’t get the right texture (won’t turn elastic)… …no matter how much you knead the dough. If you noticed, the Pearls that I made aren’t black in color. Like the ones you usually get from Chatime, Tealive, or any boba tea stalls. As I didn’t use black food coloring. I wanted my Pearls to have a natural hue. Like the Dragon Balls. Another thing I almost forgot, when you are rolling the dough into snake-like shape… …try to make the thickness even throughout. So that you have a better chance of getting the same sizes of tapioca balls. Unlike my Pearls which vary in sizes. But that’s normal considering they are handmade not machine made right? If you want perfect tapioca balls, you should probably just buy the ready-made frozen ones. Also, remember not to make the Pearls too big. If you make them too big, they won’t fit in the straw or get stuck in it. The tapioca balls that my wife and I made aren’t too big nor too small. So the balls can go into the straw easily. There are actually tons of other recipes for boba tea. Some use green tea, some use chocolate, there’s also honey lemon and so many others. But I’m only showing you how to make a version of boba milk tea. You can try different versions. And if you have any recipe to share in the comment section, you’re more than welcome. I know you guys are better than me. So I’m gonna mark this experiment as a successful one. Even though it has gone thru 1, 2, 3, and 4, four failed attempts. Luckily my wife helped me. Otherwise, I think this experiment would have gone south. So what’s my take on making your own homemade Pearls/ tapioca balls? Is it worth it? If you ask me, I think it’s pretty tiring and not worth your energy nor time. But if you’re the kind who are frugal and don’t prefer to buy from the boba brands outside… …like Tealive, Gong Cha, Hey Cha, and such… …then maybe you should make them yourself. If you don’t have a lot of free time and not up to rolling tapioca balls all day… …you may find frozen tapioca balls sold at the supermarket instead. And then just boil them. So you don’t have to roll the dough and all. But, if you wanna try this yourself or as a family activity, I really encouraged you to make them from scratch. Alright. I think that’s all I wanna share with you guys. Hopefully, this video will give you some insights and ideas for you to start making your own boba pearl. For those who haven’t subscribed to Padu Beb Studios’ YouTube Channel yet… …make sure to SUBSCRIBE. And click the bell-button 🔔 on the right as well. And if you have any suggestion on what recipe I should try next on my experiment videos… …type them in the comment section below. Alright, guys. I think that’s all. Thank You very much. See you guys in the next video 😎👌 •SubtitlesBy😀Pyan’sWife• 😎👌 Padu Beb! (DOPE!)

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