Mixed Berry Earl Grey Bubble Tea

A refreshing bubble tea flavored with mixed berries.

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INGREDIENTS:

2 black tea bags
8 ounces boiling water
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
4 ounces plus 2 cups water, divided
4 ounces DOLE Chef-Ready Frozen Blackberry Puree, thawed
1/4 cup dried tapioca pearls
2 tablespoons frozen DOLE® Blackberries
2 tablespoons frozen DOLE Raspberries
as needed ice cubes
1 ounce whole milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring 8 ounces water and 2 tablespoons sugar to a rapid boil and immediately pour over tea bags in a separate bowl or heat-safe container. Allow tea bags to steep for 10 minutes and remove, making sure all liquid has drained from pouches. Place in refrigerator to cool.
  2. Whisk 4 ounces water, blackberry puree, and 1/2 cup sugar together in a small saucepot over high heat until rapidly boiling, cook for 5 minutes. Pour in a bowl or heat-safe container and place in refrigerator to cool.
  3. Combine dried tapioca pearls and remaining 2 cups water in a small saucepot over medium heat and simmer for approximately 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and cover for an additional 10 minutes to cook throughout.
  5. Remove pearls from cooking liquid using a slotted spoon or strainer, and reserve in cooled berry simple syrup.
  6. Place blackberries, raspberries, and 1/4 cup of cooked tapioca pearls in berry syrup in a 16-oz. glass and top with ice. Pour chilled tea and whole milk in glass and gently stir with a spoon.  Serve immediately. 
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