Easy Way way too sweet and thick, but I know many many people who love it to death.
As far as I know there are no pearl milk tea outlets in Germany - which is a pity... There are so many delicious things missing here...! I even cannot find uncooked pearls (tapioca balls) in Asian supermarkets, the only types of pearls I can find are the ones from Thailand, which are white, instead of greyish black. I had to ask my mum to send a packet of pearls from Australia, that I can finally satisfy my craving for a glass of milk tea. Some people might wonder, why I need to wait for my mum to send a packet of pearls if I really crave to drink a glass of milk tea, anyway it's just tea with milk, you can always have it all the time, even in Germany...But, hell, no, the highlight of this drink is not really the milk tea, but it's the tapioca balls. Yes, some people might think: "What are those ugly, slippery and disgusting looking black balls?". But for me tapioca balls are just superb. They taste chewy and just so addictive... But of course it's important to cook the pearls well, and pearls cannot be stored for a long time, because they will get hard. So after you cook and cool them, eat them all, or you can throw them away the next day.
I guess, after 3 days of blogging I finally get the feeling of being a blogger - I just noticed it from the amount of blabbings I have written today...;-)
Yum, yum, yummy, pearl milk tea
I personally think that milk tea tastes better when you use creamer than milk. With creamer, the tea just mixes so well together.
Update (5th August 2010) - I have recently found two online German bubble tea shops: Chooba Bubble Tea and (20th February 2011) Botschafter Fairer Köstlichkeiten :). There is also a bubble tea shop in Frankfurt called Chakka Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Bubble Tea...!! Double Yay!! Finally :). I will try it for sure in the next few days:). Thanks to Token, because of her informative blog regarding Japanese/Asian foods, I was able to find out that there IS a bubble tea shop nearby, here in Germany:)!