Supplies for bubble tea are: 1 cup tapioca pearls, water, 3 tablespoons honey, 3 teaspoons Coffee-mate, 3 tea bags, a bubble tea straw, and a lot of ice cubes.
Put two pots of water on the stove to boil, one for the tapioca and one for the tea.
Pour 1 cup of tapioca pearls into a pot, cover and bring to a boil; boil for 5 mins on high. Leave lid of pot on. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 mins. Turn off heat and let sit for 5 mins.
The boiled tapioca pearls should look like this. Don't worry if they are not floating; they will still be fully cooked.
Have a strainer and pot of ice water ready for the tapioca.
Drain tapioca pearls in strainer. Then pour them into the ice water. Make sure the water is super cold for chewiness.
From the other pot, pour water to about 3/4 of a tall cup with three packets if tea. I would recommend black tea but any tea works.
Pour 3 tsp of Coffee-mate into the tea when you feel like it has enough flavor. Mix until it is all dissolved.
Add about 3 tsp of honey or more for a sweeter drink. Put 4 ice cubes in to chill.
Strain tapioca again and spoon tapioca to fill 1/3 of the cup.
Chill the bubble tea for the best taste. Put a bubble tea straw in so you can get the tapioca pearls up. Enjoy! :)