Pink Parcel & Emergency Tea

Pink Parcel

 

Recently we have been working with the lovely team at Pink Parcel. They are a company that provides luxury period subscription boxes which include monthly necessities and specially selected goodies for you to treat yourself. Because who would say no to extra surprises delivered straight to their front door?

If you got your hands on a Pink Parcel June edition box then you’d be lucky enough to find one of our Emergency Tea teabags inside. These little beauties are individually wrapped teabags full of quality English Breakfast tea and the perfect size to pop in your handbag or purse. This makes them ideal for keeping with you at all times just in case of emergencies (i.e. when you don’t have access to a cup of tea) or for spontaneous afternoon tea!

 

pink parcel and emergency tea

 

From beauty products to sweet treats the Pink team work with lots and lots of brands such as Joe & Seph’s, Aussie, Bubble T Cosmetics, Coppa Feel and Mallow and Marsh to make their boxes fabulous. The TeaShed team LOVE the concept of Pink Parcel which is why we have been so excited to work with them. Have a look at the Pink Parcel website to check out their work and sign up yourself.

If you thoroughly enjoyed your Emergency Tea cuppa you can get a pack of 30 tea bags from our website or even get some in one of our Emergency Tea Gift Bags to give to your tea loving friends and family. Either way, make sure you stayed prepared and keep and Emergency Tea bag about your person at all times!

 

pink parcel

 

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How To Make Pina Colada and Passion Fruit Bubble Tea

how to make pina colada and passion fruit bubble tea

How To Make Pina Colada and Passion Fruit Bubble Tea

Now you can learn how to make pina colada and passion fruit bubble tea at home with your very own popping boba and bubble tea powder bubble tea kit from The *TeaShed’s website!

 

Ever wondered how to make pina colada and passion fruit bubble tea? Us too! AND we decided to make a video recipe to show you exactly how to do it.

Pina Colada! Our favourite summer holiday tipple. A sweet blend of white rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream and garnished with the distinctive pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry decoration, pina colada cocktails are a classic you’d always expect to see on the menu. The main flavours, pineapple and coconut, are what feature in our Pina Colada Bubble Tea Powder to make a sweet, creamy boba tea drink for you to enjoy at home. For an an even bigger treat you could add some coconut cream to your bubble tea shaker and shake it up to enjoy an extra luxurious bubble tea drink!

 

In this video Jules will show you how to make pina colada and passion fruit bubble tea.

Video

 

Ingredients:

1 Pina Colada and Passion Fruit Bubble Tea Kit
Milk
Ice Cubes
How To Make Pina Colada and Passion Fruit Bubble Tea:

1. Start with the ingredients from your pina colada and passion fruit bubble tea kit and steep 1 TeaShed teabag in a measuring jug with 150ml of hot water.
2. Pour the brewed tea into a bubble tea shaker then add a third of the pina colada bubble tea powder from the pack and stir to combine.
3. Next you will need about 50ml of milk to add to the tea mixture for a little creaminess, along with a couple of ice cubes to cool it down.
4. Put on the lid of the bubble tea shaker and shake to your heart’s content!
5. Spoon in a third of a tub of PopaBall passion fruit boba bubbles into a plastic bubble tea cup, put the dome lid on and enjoy your bubble tea by using a chunky bubble tea straw to suck up the boba and bubble tea together!

 

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How To Make Strawberry Bubble Tea

how to make strawberry bubble tea

How To Make Strawberry Bubble Tea

Before we get to the nitty gritty of how to make strawberry bubble tea let’s have a look at what bubble tea actually is!

Bubble tea is a milky tea based drink that originated in Taiwan. This boba drink is shaken up to mix it together and this action creates lots of bubbles, hence the name ‘bubble tea’! Bubble tea is traditionally enjoyed with chewy tapioca pearls but can also come with fruit jellies or popping boba which are a popular alternative. We sell a range of boba from PopaBall which are available in 9 fruity flavours to complement any of our lovely bubble teas!

 

This handy bubble tea video shows you how to make a strawberry bubble tea at home with strawberry bubble tea powder and strawberry boba bubbles from your bubble tea kit. Our bubble tea kits are easy to use and our website allows you to select any combination of bubble tea powder and boba flavours you like. For all you bubble tea lovers, you can drop some hints about our Bubble Tea Kit Gift Bags!

 

Watch our How To Make Strawberry Bubble Tea video!

 

Ingredients:

1 Bubble Tea Kit (with Strawberry Boba, Strawberry Bubble Tea Powder and Skinny Tea)
Milk
Ice Cubes

 

How To Make Strawberry Bubble Tea:

1. Using the ingredients from your bubble tea kit, steep 1 teabag in a measuring jug with 150ml of water. Using water that is about 80 degrees C is best as boiling water will make green tea develop a bitter, astringent taste which we definitely don’t want! Let this brew for at least 3 minutes.

2. Add the tea into a bubble tea shaker. Spoon in a third of the strawberry bubble tea powder from the pack and stir.

3. Next measure 50ml of milk, 100ml of cold water and add to the tea mixture along with a couple of ice cubes.

4. Secure the lid of the bubble tea shaker and shake, shake shake!

5. Add a third of a tub of PopaBall strawberry boba bubbles into a bubble tea plastic cup, fix on the dome lid and enjoy using a bubble tea chunky straw!

 

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Bubble Tea FAQ

bubble tea faq

Bubble Tea FAQ

As bubble tea is a growing craze across the globe we thought it’d be a handy for you guys if we compiled a Bubble Tea FAQ page to answer your questions. Have a read through to have your bubble tea FAQ answered or to learn something new. You can also click through on the links to our products, recipes and bubble tea supplies!

 

What is bubble tea?

This obviously has to be number 1 on our list of bubble tea FAQ! Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese drink craze that has spread all around the world. It usually consists of a tea base shaken with either fruit or milk creamers. Traditionally, chewy tapioca pearls are added to this milky tea but sometimes these are replaced with fruit jellies or popping boba like our Bursting Bubbles. Read our blog post about milk bubble tea.

 

 

What are boba bubbles?

Not a fan of chewy tapioca pearls in your bubble tea? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Our PopaBall products are a type of bubble tea bubble called popping boba which are often used as an alternative to using tapioca. They are little bubbles of fruity juice which burst in your mouth with flavour when you bite down on them! The outer casing of these bubble tea boba bubbles is made from a seaweed extract so these little bundles of deliciousness are vegan and coeliac friendly (but still check the label!). Simply make up a bubble tea using some bubble tea powder from our website or the PopaBall website and then add in a third of a tub of your PopaBall boba. Each tub has enough boba for 3 drinks and at only 33 cals each per serving they’re guilt free too! We think this makes for a wonderful boba tea experience, just use one of our included chunky telescopic straws to get a pop of flavour with every mouthful of your bubble tea.

 

 

How do I use PopaBall Bursting Bubbles?

Add a generous spoonful into your favourite cold drinks (not just bubble tea) such as juices, milkshakes, cocktails or prosecco, suck them up through a chunky straw included in the pack and feel them burst with fruity juice as you bite them. In super fizzy prosecco they float to the top so you can nibble them off the top, try PopaBall Bubbles for Prosecco.

 

 

Can I use boba bubbles in hot drinks?

Boba tend to melt in hot drinks so it’s best not to use them if you want to experience the bursts of juice!

 

 

Can I bake with boba bubbles?

Absolutely! We have a wonderful collection of bubble tea baking recipes such as a Mango Bubble Tea Cake and our Strawberry Bubble Tea Cupcakes. Some of the bubbles burst and infuse their flavour into the bake and other hold their shape for you to pop when you bite them.

 

 

Can I freeze boba bubbles?

We used Cherry Boba in our Bubble Tea Popsicles so yes you can freeze them. They may lose their shape slightly but they still taste just as yummy!

 

 

Can I make bubble tea at home?

Of course! We have everything you need to make delicious bubble tea at home on our Bubble Tea page. Our bubble tea kits mean it is even easier to make bubble tea from the comfort of your own home. Choose you favourite flavours of bubble tea powder and boba bubbles or select a bubble tea gift bag for a friend.

 

Are boba bubbles only for drinks?

Nope! We have lots of dessert recipes using bubble tea boba bubbles and bubble tea powders such as our Pina Colada & Passion Fruit Bubble Tea Cheesecake and Matcha Bubble Tea Fudge with Green Apple Bubbles. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

Are they suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, our boba are suitable for vegetarians as the outer casing is made using a seaweed extract NOT gelatine. Some of them are also vegan and coeliac friendly but be sure to check the label.

 

 

Where can I buy bubble tea supplies?

You can buy bubble tea supplies right here on our website. We have bubble tea powders, boba for bubble tea and bubble tea equipment such as cups, chunky straws and our bubble tea shaker! The PopaBall website also have a good range of bubble tea supplies as well as an exciting new alcohol and boba bubble collection!

 

 

Where can I get chunky bubble tea straws?

There is a telescopic chunky straw in every pack of PopaBall boba bubbles and some extra chunky straws in each bubble tea kit. But you can also buy a pack of 4 chunky bubble tea straws from our website to enjoy your bubble tea at home.

 

 

How long do PopaBall bubbles last?

Unopened they will keep for around 6 months. Once you open them replace the lid and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

 

 

Can I buy these for my shop?

If you’re interested in stocking PopaBall or TeaShed products in your store get in touch with us on info@the-teashed.co.uk or via our contact form!

 

 

Can I get bigger sized tubs?

We also offer larger tubs containing 3kg of boba bubbles, perfect for big events or commercial use. You can get in touch with us regarding larger bubble tea supplies using the details above.

 

 

How do I store PopaBall bubbles?

Store the pack of bubbles in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight. Once opened replace the lid and keep them in the fridge.

 

 

Hope this Bubble Tea FAQ has been helpful! If we missed a question or query you can ask us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we’ll add it to this list.

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Bubble Tea Shakers

Bubble Tea Shaker

Bubble Tea Shakers

 

About our new Bubble Tea Shakers

Now making bubble tea at home is even easier with our TeaShed Bubble Tea Shakers! Decorated with a bright pink, vinyl TeaShed logo these bubble tea shakers will help you to make probably, definitely THE BEST bubble tea you’ve ever had! As long as you use our bubble tea powders 😉

 

Bubble tea actually gets its name from the bubbles that are formed when they are shaken, not the boba bubbles that are added into the milk bubble tea after. So it’s cleary very important to shake to your fullest potential! These boba bubbles come in a variety of styles. Traditionally tapioca pearls made from tapioca starch were added and this lead to the coining of the name “pearl tea” as they resemble little pearls when in the milky boba. Fruit jellies are sometimes used, but the best alternative to chewy tapioca is popping boba. Popping boba are little bubbles of fruity juice which burst with flavour when you bite them. Using a chunky bubble tea straw to get a few boba bubbles with every mouthful of bubble tea means you’ll get exciting pops of fruitiness every time. We sell PopaBall Bursting Bubbles in our bubble tea supplies range in 9 delicious flavours. You add these to you bubble tea after you’ve shaken and strained it from your bubble tea shaker just so they don’t burst!

 

bubble tea shakers

 

Our Bubble Tea Shakers can hold a maximum of 530ml liquid which is enough room for you to shake up a boba tea with a few ice cubes and create those signature bubbles. The Bubble Tea Shakers are also heat resistant meaning you can brew your tea directly into it. So yep, less mess! In our bubble tea kits we include TeaShed tea bags to complement the flavour of your chosen bubble tea powder. Our favourite is Skinny Tea, our smooth whole leaf green tea which gives the bubble tea a refreshing base. Pick Me Up At 3 Assam tea also works really well in a number of our bubble tea powder flavours.

 

Be a Bubble Tea Maker using Bubble Tea Shakers!

For 1 serving:

1. Brew 1 TeaShed tea bag in a jug with 150ml of water which is hot but not boiling. Using water that is about 80C is best, as boiling water will make the tea develop a bitter, astringent taste which we definitely don’t want! Let this steep for at least 3 minutes.

2. Add the tea into your Bubble Tea Shaker, spoon in a third of the bubble tea powder from the pack and give it a stir.

3. Next measure 50ml of milk, 100ml of cold water and add to the tea mixture along with a handful of ice cubes.

4. Secure the lid of the shaker and shake, shake shake!

5. Choose your favourite flavour of Bursting Bubbles and add a third of the tub into a plastic bubble tea cup. Pour in your fruity bubble tea and enjoy using a chunky straw!

candy floss for bubble tea

 

You can decorate your bubble tea with our fun bubble tea extras like whipped cream and sprinkles or our candy floss bubble tea toppers!

 

Love, The TeaShed Xx

Bubble Tea Cheesecake: Pina Colada & Passion Fruit

bubble tea cheesecake

Pina Colada Bubble Tea Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Bursting Bubbles

 

“A bubble tea cheesecake? How??”, I hear you say. Well, The TeaShed has been getting creative with our bubble tea kits and experimenting with some funky new recipes for you to try this summer. What better dessert to compliment a fruity bubble tea burst than a rich, creamy cheesecake? It’s not too tricky to make and considering the stunning results you get. So swap a Pina Colada cocktail for this bubble tea cheesecake, the beach for a sunny garden party and give this recipe a try!

bubble tea cheesecake

 

The TEAm decided Passion Fruit Bursting Bubbles and Pina Colada Bubble Tea Powder were our favourite pair for this mocktail cheesecake. Of course, this recipe would work great with a variety of flavours so take a look at our range of Bubble Tea Kits to choose your own. We did play with the idea of using Coconut Bubble Tea Powder, Cherry Bursting Bubbles and a cheeky chocolate glaze, but that’s something we’ll have to save for another time…

bubble tea cheesecake

 

Taking mocktails one step further with a mocktail cheesecake? You may be sceptical but we have been well and truly won over by this boba tea dessert! The refreshing coconut and pineapple flavours brought by our Pina Colada Bubble Tea Powder will have you reminiscing over your jolly hollies, and maybe even tempt you to book another! Passion Fruit bubbles, also known as popping boba, get their name from the way they burst in your mouth with juice when you bite them. Originally, (but definitely not exclusively!) used in milk bubble tea, they are a fruity alternative to chewy tapioca pearls. We love them scattered throughout this creamy cheesecake, as you get surprise bursts of passion fruit juice with every mouthful.

bubble tea cheesecake

 

So if you like Pina Colada (and getting caught it the rain) you’ll definitely have a soft spot for this bubble tea cheesecake, but also check out this Pina Colada Poptail – a cocktail with a popping boba twist!

 

How to make a Pina Colada Bubble Tea Cheesecake

Ingredients:

100g unsalted butter
225g digestive biscuits
1 serving (40g) Pina Colada Bubble Tea Powder
40g caster sugar
100g cream cheese
3 tbsp vanilla extract
100g creme fraiche
1 pot of Passion Fruit PopaBall Bursting Bubbles
3 tbsp passion fruit curd
1 fresh passion fruit

 

Method:

1. Whilst melting the butter over a low heat, put the digestives into a freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin until a variety of crumb sizes is left

2. Stir the butter and crushed biscuits together, then press this mixture into a lined cake tin to form the base. Chill in the fridge for 30 mins

3. Next, beat the cream cheese, sugar, Pina Colada bubble tea powder and vanilla extra together in a mixing bowl

4. Gradually fold in the creme fraiche and half the tub of drained Passion Fruit bubbles until the mixture is thick and the boba are evenly distributed

5. Spoon the creamy filling onto the chilled biscuit base and smooth over. Add the rest of the Passion Fruit bursting bubbles for a yummy topping

6. Leave to set in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving. To garnish, I gently heated some passion fruit curd until slightly runny and mixed it with the remaining boba and pulp from a fresh passion fruit. Alternatively you could decorate the bubble tea cheesecake with maraschino cherries and a cocktail umbrella for a fun twist!

 

bubble tea cheesecake

 

If you try out this recipe or make your own bubble tea recipe creation share a picture with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Love, The TeaShed Xx

Watermelon Bubble Tea Jelly

watermelon bubble tea jelly

Watermelon Bubble Tea Jelly with Blueberry Bursting Bubbles

Just when you thought we’d ran out of fabulous bubble tea recipe creations we’re taking it back to basics in the kitchen and revamping a childhood favourite into our new Bubble Tea Jelly! In our household, the creamy strawberry pink cousin to your everyday fruit jelly was known as ‘milky jelly’ and it was a particular treat made with sweet evaporated milk at my Gran’s house (frivolous, I know). Speaking to a few friends, milky jelly was always something they remember when thinking of childhood desserts. So after playing around with the recipe of this old classic, we’ve spruced it up into something totally original – bubble tea jelly!

 

watermelon bubble tea jelly

 

Adding our PopaBall juice bubbles is a great way to jazz up a regular batch of jelly, great for everyone as a refreshing summer dessert. The popping boba add little bursts of fruity juice with every mouthful, little treats for your taste buds. This recipe can be mixed up with different combinations of bubble tea powder and bursting juice bubbles but we have chosen refreshing Watermelon Bubble Tea and Blueberry Bursting Bubbles as our favourite two. You could even use multiple flavours and layer up a tutti frutti bubble tea jelly treat!

watermelon bubble tea jelly

You can layer up the jellies however you like, but if you’d like to get the cool visual effect we did, just prop the glasses at an angle in the gaps of a wire rack when you chill them in the fridge. Let the bottom layer set completely before carefully pouring the next layer of jelly on top. And don’t forget to pop in some blueberry bubbles!

watermelon bubble tea jelly

 

Watermelon Bubble Tea Jelly with Blueberry Bubbles

Ingredients:

Jelly cubes
Water
Milk
Watermelon Bubble Tea Powder
Blueberry Popaball Bursting Bubbles
Fresh Blueberries
Watermelon Slice

 

Method:

1. Quick and simple. First add half the jelly cubes to 1/4 boiling water and stir until fully dissolved. Also make your watermelon bubble tea as usual. Find out how to make bubble tea on our blog.

2. Leave the mixture to cool for 10mins or until room temperature (so the mixture doesn’t curdle) before adding your milky bubble tea a little at a time. Stir continuously to combine it evenly.

3. Pour the watermelon bubble tea jelly into an individual serving glass and pop in the fridge to set for 30 mins.

4. After 15 mins in the fridge, before the mixture is fully set, drop in a spoon of Blueberry Bursting Bubbles one at a time to suspend them throughout the bubble tea jelly.

5. Next make up the other half of your jelly according to the instructions on the packet but add watermelon juice instead of cold water or boba tea. When this is ready, pour it into your serving glass and pop back in the fridge to set. You can add blueberry juice bubbles to this too!

6. Once fully set after a few hours, garnish with fresh blueberries, a slice of watermelon and you’re good to go!

watermelon bubble tea jelly

 

Remember to share a picture with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you try this recipe or make your own bubble tea recipe creation!

 

Love, The TeaShed Xx

Redbush and Vanilla Smoothie

redbush and vanilla smoothie

 

Redbush and Vanilla Smoothie

 

Redbush and Vanilla Smoothie! Redbush & Vanilla *Tea is our caffeine free blend of beautiful South African Rooibos tea with vanilla and aromatic petals to give you a full rounded flavour with a hint of guilt free sweetness. It’s naturally caffeine free so is an ideal evening drink and with its natural sweetness, it won’t have you reaching to the biscuit jar! When used in a peachy smoothie, Redbush & Vanilla adds delicious caramel notes which really complement the naturally sweet flavour of the fresh fruit.

 

Rooibos tea has been quite well researched in recent years and there have been many claimed and proven health benefits as a result. This caffeine free beauty means it’s an ideal evening drink to help you wind down at the end of a long day. The lack of caffeine also means it can help with nagging headaches, difficulty sleeping and not attributing to built up stress means it’s great for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. Redbush tea’s anti-inflammatory properties mean it can help relieve symptoms of allergies, asthma and skin conditions such eczema, meaning it has quite a soothing effect. The US Department of Agriculture in Washington DC has “affirmed that red rooibos tea is capable of reducing cancer, heart disease, ageing and other setbacks” – we never cease to be amazed at the super power properties of tea! This document is a great place to swot up on more health benefits of redbush tea, happy reading!

 

redbush and vanilla smoothie

 

 

 

 

To make your own Redbush and Vanilla Smoothie at home

Ingredients:

1 Redbush & Vanilla teabag
2 fresh peaches
2 bananas
Water
Fresh blueberries, to garnish

Method:

1. Steep a Redbush & Vanilla teabag for about 10 minutes in half a mug of water until strongly brewed. Leave the tea to cool then put it in the fridge for a while.
2. In a blender, add a roughly chopped banana, chopped peaches and whizz them up for 30 secs – 1 min.
3. Pour your strong brewed tea into the blender and give the mixture another quick mix to combine. If you want a slightly runnier consistency you can add a splash of fresh apple juice here.
4. Serve your Redbush and Vanilla Smoothie in a chilled glass topped with fresh blueberries.

 

redbush and vanilla smoothie

 

Tea may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of nutrient sources, but rooibos tea is rich in many minerals and trace elements such as calcium, iron, zinc, manganese and potassium. The calcium and iron promote skeletal health as they work as a team to build and repair bones. Building bone strength is really really important to do in your 20’s through diet and exercise as this is what can help prevent osteoporosis in later life. Another source of iron and calcium is smoked trout which we’ve included a lovely healthy breakfast idea. Check out some more ways to improve bone health.

 

If you try out this recipe for a guilt-free guilty pleasure yourself, be sure to share a picture with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram!

 

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Fun with Earl Grey Tea

Fun with Earl Grey: a brief glance at the UK’s most popular tea

Earl Grey, a nation’s favourite and a with a very interesting history… For over 100 years, tea historians believed that it was Charles Grey, a former Prime Minister of the UK from 1830 – 1834, who introduced Early Grey to the British public. According to common lore, he received the tea as a gift from the Chinese, and then shared it with his fellow nobles, and Queen Victoria. Earl Grey’s original mixture consisted of black China tea with citrus oil from the bergamot orange, which is a fruit indigenous to Italy.

 

Today, Earl Grey is so popular that most British citizens consume it on a daily basis. According an an infographic entitled ’50 Shades of Earl Grey’ which was published by leading UK gaming operator Gala Bingo, a quarter of Brits started drinking tea at the age of five, with everyone having their own preference on how they like the brew. However, despite its massive popularity, it seems that Earl Grey’s history is still not 100% clear due to the conflicting stories about how it was first discovered.

 

While a common lore is already in place, historians are disputing its accuracy. That’s because according to ancient records, there’s no proof that Charles Grey ever travelled to China. In addition, the Chinese during that time had no access to bergamot oranges, which is an important ingredient in making Earl Grey tea.

Mr Grey's Tea

 

As a result of these historical disputes, tales scattered from one corner to another in order to “back up” the common lore. Some stories say that the tale involves a Chinese traveler who presented the Earl with a form of tea that the former had specifically formulated in order to mask the taste of lime in the water supply. Another version says that Charles Grey was actually a hero who saved a Chinese official’s son and as a thank you, the Prime Minister was sent a new type of tea that would be known today as the Earl Grey blend. Of course, none of the aforementioned stories can be verified.

 

Perhaps the most believable claim about Earl Grey’s humble beginnings is the claim that historians from the early 1800s feel certain tea makers used bergamot to disguise the shortcomings of inferior tea in order to charge customers premium prices.

 

Of course, this practice has long changed, as fine tea makers use only the best and finest ingredients in making Earl Grey. Mr Grey’s Tea, for one, is The TeaShed’s award-winning, aromatic Earl Grey and for good reason. A tea named after a respected Prime Minister, after all, should exhibit the finest of ingredients.

 

Bubble Tea Meringues

bubble tea meringues

Bubble Tea Meringues

You know those days where you spend an unreasonable amount of time looking at food accounts on Instagram? Yeah, no point in denying it because we all know this is a universal guilty pleasure! Well this is where I found myself the other evening, sitting in the living room, making my friends look at pictures of near impossibly decorated cakes and OTT milkshakes. Most notably, the The Meringue Girls‘ is a page one could lose whole days in – their adorable creations are sweet in many senses of the word, tying together artistic creativity and baking prowess, making for a top notch Insta feed.

 

bubble tea meringues

 

Their colourful meringue masterpieces got me thinking of a little baking venture of my own…. bubble tea meringues! The fabulous thing about our bubble tea powders is that they give you the freedom to make fun, flavoured bakes and treats which look just as good as they taste. With 9 flavours to choose from on The TeaShed website you’ve got a lot of freedom in creating your own bubble tea masterpieces. Take these bubble tea meringues for example, starting with a plain meringue recipe and sprucing it up with a splash of colour and infusion of flavour all from just 1 serving of bubble tea powder. Simple! I made lots and lots of different flavoured meringue kisses, but you could pipe larger strawberry bubble tea meringues to make nests and enjoy them with Strawberry Bursting Bubbles, cream and fresh fruit as part of an Eton Mess dessert.

 

bubble tea meringues

 

Bubble Tea Meringues

Ingredients:

3 egg whites
135g caster sugar
40g bubble tea powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Few drops of food colouring, if desired

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 140C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper. You can secure the paper with a dab of butter to stick it to the tray in each corner

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. Make sure the bowl is very clean, dry and free from absolutely any grease as fat will make it tricky to get good meringues

3. Slowly add the caster sugar and bubble tea powder whilst continuously whisking until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy. Then add the vanilla extract and whisk to combine. You can add a few drops of food colouring here for a pop of colour – either fold it through until evenly dispersed or fold the mixture a few times to create a marbled effect

4. Carefully transfer the bubble tea meringues mixture into a piping bag and pipe little swirls onto the baking sheet. Once you’ve used all the mixture, give the tray a little tap on the worktop to get rid of any air bubbles

5. Bake for 90 mins at 140C then carefully peel off the paper once cooled slightly. Cool them on a wire rack them keep in an airtight container until serving.

 

bubble tea meringues

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Love, The TeaShed Xx