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EllieS May 4, 2014 11:30 AM

Now that there is nicer weather I see a lot of people walking around the streets of NYC sipping bubble teas - you know, the ones with the big tapioca pearls in them.
Is there anywhere in the NYC area that I can get a kosher bubble tea? I'd like to try it. Googling recipes seems like there should be no problem with the actual ingredients unless somehow those tapioca balls had something in them.

Thanks!

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    ferret RE: EllieS May 4, 2014 07:26 PM

    The bubble tea craze seems to have petered out over the last several years. I recall seeing certified boba (tapioca pearls) 5 or 6 years ago. Can't recall where.

    1. queenscook RE: EllieS May 4, 2014 07:48 PM

      A few years ago I bought a bag of large pearl tapioca at Mizrach u'Ma'arav at 47 Agrippas in Yerushalayim. They were not black, and I have never used them, but they look like they should be usable for this purpose. I know this won't help the OP looking for a place here in NYC, but perhaps it might help someone else who chances upon this thread.

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        ferret RE: queenscook May 5, 2014 10:55 AM

        Black color is not essential (although it makes for a nice contrast) I've seen them in a variety of colors.

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        israelbound RE: EllieS May 5, 2014 07:01 PM

        Ive seen it in Great Neck at the salad place

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