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  • 1 cup black tapioca pearls
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons loose leaf black tea
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • Ice optional


  • In a medium saucepan, combine the tapioca pearls and brown sugar.
  • Add water to cover the pearls by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the pearls and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea. Steep for 3 minutes, then strain.
  • Add the milk and honey to the tea and stir until combined.
  • Divide the tapioca pearls among glasses filled with ice (if desired). Pour the tea over the pearls and serve immediately.