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Bella Luna Blue Boba Milk Tea #Sponsored

This post is sponsored by Adagio Teas
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review. All opinions are mine alone.
 

I received a care package from my contact at Adagio Teas,* and was excited to receive a limited release herbal tea called Bella Luna Blue. Only available during a blue moon, this is on their website right now; it will not be available again until August 2023. I'll talk more about it, but the color is stunning and the flavor is beguiling.

Bella Luna Blue

This is a blend of lemongrass, blueberry flavor, and blue butterfly pea flowers. It's that latter ingredient that gives this tisane its brilliant blue hue. Blue butterfly pea flower is not only brightly colored, but it changes color when pH changes. You can see that in this post: Color-Changing Nam Dok Anchan (Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade); and it always makes me feel a little bit like a culinary magician or a kitchen witch!


I toyed with different recipe ideas for this herbal tea and finally decided to make a Bella Luna Blue Boba Milk Tea to share. It does take some lead time, with soaking and dying the boba, but it's well-worth it!

Ingredients

Boba
  • 1/2 cup large tapioca pearls (I used clear so I could dye them blue)
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brewed Bella Luna Blue (still hot)
  • Also needed: lidded jar for holding the boba before serving

For Serving
  • ice cubes
  • brewed Bella Luna Blue, cooled
  • organic half and half 
Procedure

Boba
Place 10 cups of water in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Stir tapioca pearls into the water and return to a simmer. Cook until the pearls become translucent. This took approximately 45 to 50 minutes; it might depend on the size of your boba.

Once cooked, drain and run the pearls under cold water. Place the hot Bella Luna Blue in a lidded mason jar that will hold all of the prepared boba. Add in the sugar and stir until dissolved. Spoon the boba into the syrup, stir to combine, and let cool. Leave the pearls overnight to let them absorb the color of the tea.


For Serving
Spoon soaked boba into the bottom of your serving glass. Add in ice cubes. Top with cooled Bella Luna Blue. Pour in half and half.

Enjoy!

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*Disclosure: I received compensation in the form of tea samples for recipe development and generating social media traction. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the sponsor.

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