8tea5: Strawberry Popping Boba
Enterrrr the noms! But first let me pull out the wictionary.
Traditional boba are tapioca “pearls” used in a drink called Bubble Tea, which is from Taiwan. The tapioca pearls are gummy little additions that people slurp up large straws in their sweetened tea.
Popping boba aren’t the traditional tapioca balls of bubble tea. In fact, they aren’t chewy at all, and they have a very thin outer membrane that bursts sweet liquid as soon as you bite into them.
Okido! Well a bubble tea bar here in Antwerp has recently started selling their popsters to-go, curiosity made me do it.
As soon as you open the container a sweet-n-tangy strawberry scent pops out to dance in your face.
The bobas come submerged in juice to keep them nice and plump!
These specific popsters are vegan, as most are.
Best to check yours to make sure as always, but the gelling agent is usually an alginic acid: seaweed!
Hmmm.. fighting the urge to not chomp them just like that.
So far i’ve been decorating my yoghurt with them as a little treat, with some sugar sprinkled on top.
Other uses include:
In your bubble tea! (And here I thought we would NEVER figure that one out!)
Frozen yoghurt topping!
Ice cream topping!
In your bubbly!
In your cocktail!
On your shaved ice!
Over your fruit salad!
In your iced tea!
So yes! For a party in your mouth please refer to your nearest bubble tea shop.
Or here‘s where i’ll be buying them from next, as our shop only carries mango and strawberry.
7 lbs is massive by the way, mine is about 1 lbs so one tub should literally last you for ages. Keep them chilled and submerged, and the shelf life will be around one year.
Posted on March 28, 2014, in Box o' food, Foods and tagged 8tea5, antwerp, boba, boba pearl, bubble tea, buy, container, flavor, flavour, foto, hoe eten, hoe gebruiken, how to, how to eat them, kopen, mening, opinion, pictures, popping boba, popping pearl, popsters, recept, recipe, review, strawberry, taste, waarmee eten, what, what are they, what to eat them with. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.