Drinks | June 29, 2015

Blended Coconut Pineapple Tea with Boba // Takeya USA

A close up of coconut pineapple iced tea with boba pearls

Years ago my husband I lived in Long Beach, CA.  There was this little restaurant in a strip mall called Cha For Tea.  I still crave that place.  They had the most delicious blended drinks with boba. They also had these crispy dumplings that were to die for.  When I was developing this recipe I kept thinking of Cha – and wanted to re-create what I used to order there.

The base of my drink is the Coconut Lime Rooibos from Takeya.  I’m an herbal tea drinker, so this is right up my alley.  I love keeping a pitcher of this stuff made up in the fridge.  It keeps me away from the soda and is so refreshing in the afternoons.

Boxes of Takeya ice tea on a white surface

The Takeya pitcher is honestly my favorite pitcher.  I love that it is air tight and I can store it on its side.  I also love that I can whip up iced tea or crystal light in record time.  I’ve given many of these away as gifts and they are adored by the recipients.

A large jug of pineapple coconut boba tea

In addition to brewing up a pitcher of the Coconut Lime Rooibos, I made a pineapple simple syrup and boiled my boba pearls.  Boba pearls can be found in the asian aisle or your grocery store, in an asian market, or on-line.

My simple syrup was 2 cups sugar, 1 cup pineapple juice, and 1 cup water.  Simmer until the sugar dissolves and cool.

Coconut Pineapple Boba Tea in a glass with a straw

I added a few cups of ice, some tea, and some pineapple syrup to my blender and blended until the ice was smooth.  I placed some boba at the bottom of my glasses and filled them with my blended pineapple coconut tea.

A close up of coconut pineapple boba tea in glasses with green straws

I honestly felt like I was on vacation sipping a pina colada poolside.  So dang good!  So perfect for these hot summer days!

Herbal boba tea in glasses garnished with pineapple

Takeya also has a line of glass bottles that are AMAZING.  Let’s be honest.  Everything tastes better in glass.  They come in the cutest colors and have a silicone sleeve to prevent any breaks if they are dropped.  I’m a big straw user – so I looooove that these have a flip straw.  They are perfect for taking your iced herbal tea on the go, and they are perfect for water.  Especially if you like to add essential oils to your water – essential oils + plastic bottles = a no no.

To win one of these adorable bottles from Takeya head over to our instagram page where we are giving one away.

Takeya water bottles on a white surface

I hope you’ll try out this recipe and some of Takeya’s products.  We are big Takeya fans here on Oh So.  To check out some of our other Takeya inspired recipes click here.

5 from 1 vote
Blended Coconut Pineapple Tea with Boba
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A cool and refreshing blended coconut pineapple tea with boba pearls. So delicious and fun!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Keyword: Boba Tea, Bubble Tea, herbal tea
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 657 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 2 cups ice
  • 24 ounces Takeya Coconut Lime Rooibos Tea brewed and chilled
  • 2/4 cup pineapple simple syrup
  • 1 cup boba pearls cooked according to package directions
Pineapple Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine ice, tea, and simple syrup.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Divide boba pearls between 4 glasses.
  4. Divide blended drink between 4 glasses.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Blended Coconut Pineapple Tea with Boba
Amount Per Serving
Calories 657
% Daily Value*
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 166mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 168g 56%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 136g
Vitamin C 8.9%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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