How To Make Your Bubble Tea Sweeter

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Here we will cover how to make your bubble tea drink sweeter when making it from home. Many times, individuals will attempt to recreate the delicious bubble tea drinks that they try at a boba shop, or have been ordering for awhile, but it doesn’t end up sweet enough.

This guide will cover exactly how to do it in a safe and healthier manner too, besides the regularly done way. If you are looking for help on how to sweeten your tapioca pearls, then follow this guide to the different ways to sweeten all types of boba pearls.

Many times the issue isn’t sweetening the bubble tea itself that individuals want, but the actual boba pearls themselves, which can end up pretty bland when made the first few times at home. That guide will thoroughly cover how to sweeten the boba pearls more, when, and after cooking them.

Now, to sweeten the actual bubble tea drink even more in a safe and healthy manner, it is recommended to use a natural sweetener with no calories or carbs. There are a few popular healthy sweeteners for bubble tea that will sweeten the drink without adding in anymore empty calories from brown sugar or granulated sugar.

However, if an individual just wanted to simply sweeten their boba tea drink, then granulated sugar or brown sugar is normally used. 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sugar would be added directly into the bubble tea and mixed in for a 16 ounce drink. Fructose syrup can also be used the same way.

Raw honey

One of these options is raw honey. Raw honey does have calories and sugars, but it is extremely healthy and beneficial, besides just being great tasting. The honey can be any honey, which is just placed into small portions into the bubble tea drink and mixed in to sweeten it, but raw honey has the extra nutritional value.

Raw honey has tons of amino acids and it is used for healing wounds and common colds. It is also good for a sore throat. Raw honey is also a good antioxidant.

Now of course this doesn’t mean that heaps of raw honey should be added to every bubble tea, but 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw honey will sweeten the boba drink when mixed into an unsweetened drink, and provide more nutritional benefits too.

If you have never tried honey as a sweetener for bubble tea, you should. It will definitely sweeten up your drink as intended and provide some nutrients too.

Raw honey can be found locally in the grocery store, and it will say raw honey on the bottle.


For individuals that do not want the extra calories and can’t do sugars, because of diabetes or blood sugar level issues, stevia will make the bubble tea drink sweeter without any risks.

Stevia has 0 calories and carbs, and it can sweeten a bubble tea drink as a substitute for sugar using an equal amount as a replacement. Because, stevia has no calories, it is also good for using bubble tea for a weight-loss diet.

Coconut sugar

Organic coconut sugar is another good option to sweeten bubble tea drinks in a more healthy manner. Getting the organic coconut sugar can prevent gmo from being added to the sugar, as well as other chemicals you don’t want.

Coconut sugar can have the same amount of sweetness to sugar in the same amounts, which makes it great for a substitute sweetener for bubble tea and other baked goods.

Monk fruit sweetener

Monk fruit sweetener is another good natural sweetener that is similar to stevia, since it can replace the regular sugar at a 1 to 1 ratio. It also has no calories or carbs, making it great for sweetening bubble tea drinks too.

Both the stevia and the monk fruit sweeteners come naturally from plants.

Is bubble tea supposed to be sweet?

Some of the first bubble tea drinks ever made did not contain as much sugar as they do today. Bubble tea was originally enjoyed mostly from the natural flavors of the combination of the milk and tea combined with tapioca pearls.

These ideas for sweetening tapioca pearls and bubble tea did seem to be motivated by tapioca pudding, which is a dessert that is sweetened with sugar, and made similarly to how oatmeal or porridge is made. Smaller tapioca pearls are used in making tapioca pudding.

This seems to have been the inspiration for making sweet tapioca pearls in a milk tea a thing. Tapioca pearls without sugar to sweeten them are bland and do not soak up the flavor of the beverage that they are placed in very well after they are cooked. This encouraged sugar being added to them to sweeten them.

Even though bubble tea is consumed as a sweet beverage, it can be made very flavorful with any sugar at all, depending on the individual’s taste preferences. Some individuals make herbal drinks into bubble tea and consume them with little to no granulated or brown sugars.

A bubble tea is classified as a bubble tea drink, not because of how sweet it is, but by the tapioca pearls or other types of boba that are added to them.

Because of some individual’s unknowing obsession with the sugar in sweets, bubble tea can be considered by these individuals as a dessert or beverage that is supposed to be sweet, however a bubble tea drink isn’t a dessert, and shouldn’t be seen in only this way. Healthy tapioca pearls can be made, and are made that have little to no sugar, but a very flavorful.

Boba can be extremely healthy and flavorful (even more than a regularly sweetened bubble tea drink), without just simply dumping more sugar into it and sweetening it to get more flavor.

There is no specific amount of sugar for bubble tea in general that a boba drink will have, or for the tapioca pearls that are sweetened for bubble tea. Only an average based off of what most individuals would consume from a boba shop, or from making homemade bubble tea drink can be taken, which can vary over time.

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