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Ube Boba: Coming Soon

Ube Boba?

Coming soon to join our popular Brown Sugar boba pearls is our long-awaited new flavor – UBE!

Hooray for Ube!

Ube, or Ube halaya, is a Philippine desert made from the the purple yam aka Ube.  Historians have found traces of the plant being used as far back as 11000 BP.  Not to be confused with taro, as the main differences between taro and ube are their origin, the shape and color of their roots, and their flavor and traditional uses. Taro is native to Southeast Asia and has white or light purple roots, while ube is native to the Philippines and has purple roots. Taro has a starchy, slightly sweet flavor and is often used as a substitute for potatoes, while ube has a sweet, nutty flavor and is used primarily in desserts and sweet dishes.

Want to learn the best way to cook them?

Check out our Boba Basics Preparation. Plus find inspiring and tasty recipes we’ve developed.

Check back soon as a release date is just around the corner.  Additionally, we will be providing sneak peaks, special offers, and tasty new recipes as we prepare for this highly anticipated flavor.  Make sure to follow us on Instagram, as we will be posting updates frequently.

Boba History: Why It’s Here to Stay

Boba has many names and many meanings: bubble tea, milk tea, pearl milk tea, and even tapioca tea. The term “boba” is also used interchangeably, referring to both the tapioca pearls and the drink itself. Whatever the name, one thing is certain: in the past two decades, boba has become a worldwide phenomenon.

This increasing popularity is due to the unique texture, flavor options, and Instagram-friendly aesthetic. This delicious and refreshing drink is here to stay, and it is likely to grow even more popular in the next few years. According to forecasting reports, the boba market is expected to reach $4.3 billion by 2027. To better understand the factors driving this growth, let’s take a look at the history of boba.

The History of Boba

Boba is a popular Taiwanese drink often prepared with milk, tea, and chewy tapioca pearls. Customized with different flavors and toppings, boba is traditionally served cold but can also be enjoyed hot.

The history of boba dates back to the 1980s when tea shops in Taiwan began to experiment with new ways to make their drinks more interesting and appealing to customers. One of the most popular additions was tapioca pearls, which were originally used as a way to add texture and flavor to the drink. Over time, boba became increasingly popular and can now be found all over the world.

fresh all natural boba pearls drying

Why is Boba Here to Stay?

Boba has been around for over four decades and shows no signs of slowing down. It’s incredibly versatile and a great alternative to soda and other drinks with a high sugar content. It can be enjoyed hot or cold and there are endless flavor combinations.  Most importantly, boba is just plain fun to drink! The tapioca pearls add an element of playfulness and make every sip an adventure.

What is Better Boba?

Better Boba offers an all-natural alternative to most mass produced boba in North America. There are no artificial ingredients, chemicals, or additives. We take pride in crafting all-natural tapioca pearls that are sustainably produced in the USA.  Better Boba is easy to make at home and a unique way to celebrate a birthday or special event! Sip better. Choose better.

The Benefits of All-Natural Boba

Originating from Taiwan, Boba is a delicious and refreshing drink enjoyed for its sweet flavor and chewy texture. However, most packaged boba in North America does not mirror the natural, artisanal boba available in Taiwan. As global demand increases, simple ingredients are being replaced with preservatives and additives, limiting our retail options.

Better Boba is making an all-natural alternative to DIY boba.

All-natural boba is better for our bodies.

All-natural boba is 100% preservative-free, meaning boba lovers can enjoy all the flavor without absorbing harmful chemicals. Better Boba doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients or additives.

Almost all the packaged boba in the North American retail market is made with modified tapioca flour (tapioca starch). This means the flour has been treated with chemicals to change its structure and make it more resistant to breakage. Many of the nutrients are also lost during the modification process and there is a high risk of contamination.

Benefits of All-Natural Boba pearls

No more stomach cramps!

Our research abroad found that as global demand increases, simple ingredients are being replaced with preservatives and additives, liming our retail options. Some consumers also can’t digest modified starches; the general complaint is stomach cramps and abdominal pain. (This does not apply to boba made in-house; just packaged.) By offering a natural alternative, we hope to expand the reach and celebrate boba in new markets.

Better manufacturing

“Better” also identifies our efforts to create a more sustainable manufacturing and distribution process. Additionally, Better Boba supports sustainable sourcing practices.

Our Mission at Better Boba

Better Boba is an-natural DIY alternative. We are committed to celebrating boba and its Taiwanese origins. Go beyond the tea and scoop on ice cream, fruit salad, yogurt bowls, pancakes, acai bowls, iced coffee, and cocktails. Boba makes so many sips and snacks better!

Mango Milk Tea Boba Recipe

This Mango Milk Tea Boba Recipe is a creamy and fruity combo combining sweet mango and creamy milk. It can be made with fresh or frozen fruit and is perfect for a warm summer day. It is shockingly easy to make, and is the perfect addition to your summer Boba Bar.  This recipe has been tested with our Brown Sugar Boba.

Why Try Our Mango Milk Tea Boba Recipe?

Boba drinks a.k.a Bubble tea is easy to make at home. We love making bubble tea at home because it’s easy! Plus, it’s cheaper than store-bought milk tea from the bubble tea shop (and you know its natural). For other flavors check out our recipe page.

Milk Tea: It’s a healthy smoothie. There are a few reasons that this mango bubble tea is healthy. First, it’s loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients from mango. Second, the mango milk has no added sugar. You can also make vegan bubble tea by using non-dairy milk like almond milk or oat milk to suit your dietary preference.

Serve it as mango milk smoothie, bubble tea, or mango milk tea. If you didn’t plan ahead and you didn’t order your Better Boba bags, you can always make this recipe without boba and as as a mango milk smoothie. We don’t recommend, but you can. You can also add in your favorite green tea or black tea for a mango milk tea with boba instead.

How to Make Milk Tea

With a bag of All Natural Better Boba and only a handful of other ingredients, anyone can make mango milk tea boba at home any time of the day.  Its easy, healthy, and delicious.  Check out our famous recipe below.

Brown Sugar Boba. All-Natural Better Boba 8oz bag

Mango Boba Milk Tea

Print Recipe
A tropical escape with every sip of Mango Boba Milk Tea. This refreshing treat blends the luscious sweetness of ripe mangoes with creamy milk and chewy tapioca pearls, creating a flavor that transports you to sun-kissed shores with each delicious gulp. Whether you're craving a refreshing treat on a hot summer day or simply seeking a burst of fruity bliss, Mango Boba Milk Tea promises a sensation that's both comforting and invigorating. Dive into a glass, and enjoy a homemade tropical getaway.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Keyword boba tea, mango boba, mango boba tea, mango drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients

  • cup Mango – use fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup Milk – feel free to use any kind of milk for this recipe, whether that is dairy milk or non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
  • Ice cubes – this is optional, but encouraged
  • Brown Sugar Boba Pearls –  You can use any boba pearls, but Better Boba’s All Natural Pearls are our go to.
  • Sweetener (optional) – The brown sugar tapioca pearls already add sweetness, but if you need more or if you find your mangos are not ripe enough, feel free to add in some honey, maple syrup, agave, or your choice of sweetener.
  • Tea (optional) – to make a mango milk tea, substitute ¾ cup of milk with your choice of tea. Make the tea by adding a green tea bag or black tea bag to ¾ cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes then cool in the fridge.

Instructions

How To Make The Mango Milk Tea

  • First, prepare the mango puree: (2-3 servings).  The mango puree can be done a few different ways, but getting it right makes all the difference.  Sure the boba is the star of the show, but the mango puree is the supporting case.  Any great team is only as good as its weakest link.

If using FROZEN mango:

  • Soak 1 ¼ cups of diced frozen mango with 3 tbsp sugar.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Blend the mango mixture at a medium speed until you reach a drizzling consistency.

If using FRESH mango:

  • Place 1 ¼ cups of diced mango and 3 tbsp sugar in a blender.
  • Add 1 tbsp of water; more can be added if you prefer a thinner puree.
  • Blend the mango mixture until you reach a drizzling consistency.

Mango Boba Milk Tea (Love a different fruit? Go for it!)

  • Add Better Boba Brown Sugar All-Natural Boba Pearls pearls to your cup of mango milk tea. Top with ice.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of your all star mango puree.
  • Fill a cup with your milk of choice – dairy, oat, soy, almond, or coconut. You can Froth the milk for extra depth.
  • Grab a reusable straw and enjoy!

Optional: Add a Tea (4-5 servings)

  • Boil water in a pot until the temperature reaches 168 F.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add 1 cup of green tea (loose leaf) into the pot and stir so all the tea leaves are soaked.
  • Cover with a lid and let it sit for 8-10 minutes.
  • While waiting, prepare a container with 1 quart of ice and 1 cup of sugar.
  • When the tea is ready, open the lid and strain the liquid over a cloth strainer into the container with ice and sugar.
  • Whisk energetically until all is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Pro Tip:

  • Consider using a dairy free alternative like Oat Milk to add a a sweet taste. Additionally, you can ensure that our Mango Boba Drink can be enjoyed by those who might struggle with dairy.  After all, everyone loves Boba! For those who are feeling extra adventurous, you could try homemade oat milk.

Share With Us on Social Media

If you try one of our recipes, post on instagram, tag @thebetterboba and use the hashtags #MangoBoba #BetterBoba #AllNaturalBoba.  We have a knack for giving free boba to those who love their boba.

Our Mission at Better Boba

]Join the boba revolution! Better Boba is the first global brand of all-natural boba pearls. Sustainably produced. We believe that boba can be better for us and the planet. Order your all-natural boba pearls today and start enjoying a healthier and more delicious version of your favorite sips and snacks. Go beyond the tea and scoop on ice cream, fruit salad, yogurt bowls, pancakes, acai bowls, iced coffee, and cocktails. It’s boba. But better.

Jasmine Green Tea Boba Recipe

This Jasmine Green Tea Boba Recipe is a light and refreshing iced tea.  Perfect for warm summer days, or as a refreshing winter snack.

Brown Sugar Boba. All-Natural Better Boba 8oz bag

Jasmine Green Tea Boba Recipe

Print Recipe
Course Drinks
Keyword boba, bubble tea, green tea, green tea boba, milk tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 pot stove top
  • cloth strainer

Ingredients

  • jasmine tea leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 quart ice
  • 2/3 tbsp mango/strawberry puree
  • 1 pack better boba brown sugar pearls

Instructions

First, prepare the jasmine green tea: (4-5 servings)

  • Boil water in a pot until the temperature reaches 168 F.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add 1 cup of jasmine green tea (loose leaf) into the pot and stir so all the tea leaves are soaked.
  • Cover with a lid and let it sit for 8-10 minutes.
  • While waiting, prepare a container with 1 quart of ice and 1 cup of sugar.
  • When the tea is ready, open the lid and strain the liquid over a cloth strainer into the container with ice and sugar.
  • Whisk energetically until all is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  • Tea Tip: Prefer tea bags instead of loose leaf tea? We love the Organic Jasmine Green Tea by Republic of Tea

Jasmine Green Tea with Fruit Puree

  • Add Better Boba Brown Sugar all-natural pearls to a cup. Top with ice.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of mango/strawberry puree.
  • Fill the cup with jasmine green tea.
  • Grab a reusable straw and enjoy!

Share any photos or updates you made to our Tiger Sugar Milk Boba Recipe for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page.

 

Tiger Sugar Milk Boba Recipe

Tiger sugar milk boba is a global favorite. Our homemade recipe is made without caffeine so it can be enjoyed anytime of the day. This delicious recipe is sure to make you roar! 

What is a Tiger Sugar Milk Boba Drink?

In the Boba world, there are few drinks as universally adored as our Tiger Sugar Milk Boba Drink recipe. Its velvety blend of rich milk, caramelized brown sugar, and chewy tapioca pearls. But what if you could bring this boba delight into your own kitchen, bringing it to new heights with your own touch? Welcome to Better Boba, where crafting your own Tiger Sugar Milk Boba drink becomes not just a ritual, but a journey of flavor and fun. Get ready to indulge in a sip of perfection – Better Boba style.

brown sugar boba

Tiger Sugar Milk Boba Recipe

Print Recipe
Course Drinks
Keyword boba, bubble tea, milk tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 pressure cooker or stove top or stove top

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Better Boba Brown Sugar Pearls
  • Milk or Milk Alternative

Instructions

First, prepare the brown sugar syrup:

  • Place ½ cup of brown sugar (we love Muscovado) and ½ cup of water in a small saucepan on the stove.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer over low heat, whisking frequently.
  • Simmer for 5-7 minutes until fully dissolved. Keep an eye on the syrup during the cooking process until it’s thickened (a caramel consistency).
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Then, add the stripes and milk!

  • Add Better Boba All-Natural Brown Sugar Boba Pearls to a cup.
  • Drizzle the brown sugar syrup around the cup in stripes. (Don’t forget to drizzle the syrup on the boba!)
  • Add your favorite milk – dairy, oat, almond, soy, or coconut! Ice optional.
  • Grab a reusable straw and enjoy! We suggest investing in thick glass straws so that the boba pearls don’t get stuck.

Tea Tip:

  • For a milk tea instead of plain milk, brew your milk of choice with black tea (bags or loose leaf).
  • Consider using a dairy free alternative like Oat Milk to add a a sweet taste, and ensure that the drink can be enjoyed by those who might struggle with dairy. For those who are feeling extra adventurous could even try homemade oat milk

Share any photos or updates you made to our Tiger Sugar Milk Boba Recipe for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page.

Our Mission at Better Boba

]Join the boba revolution! Better Boba is the first global brand of all-natural boba pearls. Sustainably produced. We believe that boba can be better for us and the planet. Order your all-natural boba pearls today and start enjoying a healthier and more delicious version of your favorite sips and snacks. Go beyond the tea and scoop on ice cream, fruit salad, yogurt bowls, pancakes, acai bowls, iced coffee, and cocktails. It’s boba. But better.