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9781631067150

Boba Classic, Fun, and Refreshing Bubble Teas to Make at Home

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  • ISBN13:

    9781631067150

  • ISBN10:

    163106715X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-11-03
  • Publisher: Rock Point

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Satisfy your bubble tea cravings at home (and affordably)! Boba includes over 50 easy-to-follow recipes, mouthwatering photos, and the inspiring story of the women-owned business MILK+TEA.

No matter if you call it boba or bubble tea, this addictive drink that originated in Taiwan in the 1980s has taken the world by storm, with shops popping up on every corner and lines out all their doors.

Boba covers all the basics, from brewing tea and making your own tapioca balls (aka boba) to handcrafting sweeteners, syrups, toppings, and more with all-natural ingredients and no corn syrup. Each recipe includes a tantalizing photo and instructions for customizing to your preferred level of sweetness.

Learn how to make:
  • Milk Teas (lactose-free Thai, black milk, and green milk teas)
  • Fruit Teas (strawberry, mango, watermelon, kiwi, pineapple, pomelo, and cucumber teas)
  • Specialty Drinks (with special ingredients including coconut milk, almond butter, taro root, and ice cream)
Recipes include:
  • Pomelo Slushie (green or black tea with Pomelo Jam and Simple Syrup)
  • Lady Bug (black tea with Strawberry Syrup and Watermelon Syrup)
  • Area 51 (green tea with Cucumber Syrup and Kiwi Syrup)
  • Mint Tea Lemon Mojito (mint tea with Lemon Syrup, Simple Syrup, and mint leaves)
  • Pink Panda (milk, Strawberry Syrup, and cookies-and-cream ice cream)
With yummy recipes, down-to-earth writing, a soothing design, and the entrepreneurial girl power of the MILK+T story—from the world’s first self-serve boba truck to three successful shops—Boba is the ultimate guide to this global phenomenon.

Author Biography

Stacey Kwong was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to immigrant Chinese parents. From reselling phones in high school, to starting a failed clothing line in college, it was as if she was wired to start her own business. But growing up queer in a strict Asian American household, with less than stellar report cards, she struggled to find her passion.

She and her business partner found success through boba, with MILK+T, a Los Angeles–based food-truck concept, featuring the first self-serve boba bar on wheels. With tens of thousands of delicious, high-quality drinks sold, MILK+T proudly grew to three owned-and-operated stores in Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Beyah del Mundo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, to Filipino and Chinese parents, and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2003. As a native Filipino, entrepreneurship skills were ingrained in her head as the only means of survival, never as a career choice. In adulthood, Beyah was able to overcome adversity by thinking outside the box. Instead of complaining about her immigration disadvantages, she decided to outwork everyone. In 2015, she received a partnership opportunity to start MILK+T, a self-serve boba-bar concept that soon would prove to change the way the world gets #BOBAWASTED.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE ORIGIN OF BOBA + BUBBLE TEA
MEET STACEY + BEYAH
THE WORLD’S FIRST SELF-SERVE BOBA TRUCK
 
BOBA BASICS
Essential Equipment
Tea 101
Boba 101
Simple Homemade Sweeteners
Types of Bases
Nondairy Creamer 101
The Science of Ice
 
TOPPINGS
Basil Seeds
Chia Seeds
Flavored Jellies
Homemade Almond Jelly
Homemade Egg Pudding
 
FRUIT TEAS
Homemade Fruit Jams
Strawberry (Tea + Slushie)
Mango (Tea + Slushie)
Pomelo (Tea + Slushie)
Kiwi (Tea + Slushie)
Homemade Fruit Syrups
Lady Bug (Watermelon + Strawberry Black Tea)
Baby Bug (Watermelon + Strawberry Refresher)
Pineberry (Pineapple + Strawberry Green Tea)
Equality (Mango + Strawberry Green Tea)
Area 51 (Cucumber + Kiwi Green Tea)
UnBEElievable (Wildflower Honey Green Tea)
 
MILK TEAS
Classic (Black Milk Tea)
Best Friend (Green Milk Tea)
Prepackaged Thai Tea
MILK+T Thai Tea
Homemade Thai Tea
 
SPECIALTY DRINKS
The Piglet (Strawberry Coconut Milk)
Humanity First (Almond Butter Milk Tea)
Mint Tea Lemon Mojito (Nonalcoholic)
Know Your Roots (Taro + Ube Almond Milk)
The Evelyn (Strawberry Milk Tea)
Black Tea à la Mode
Top Shelf (Sip ’N’ Dip)
Pink Panda (Sip ’N’ Dip)
Guilt Trip (Sip ’N’ Dip)
Electric Feel (Sip ’N’ Dip)
The Night Shift (Sip ’N’ Dip)
 
THE FUTURE OF MILK+T
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 

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