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Bubble Tea

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.


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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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