I used Chinese breakfast tea for my bubble tea recipe, but any other black tea or strong tasting green teas will also work! In the recipe, you may notice that I use 8 tea bags to steep just 4 cups of water. Because the tea will be watered down with milk and ice cubes, you want to start of with a pretty strong tasting tea.
If you enjoy a lot of tapioca pearls in your drinks, I recommend cooking 1 cup of tapioca pearls instead of the 3/4 cup I listed below.
For the Simple Syrup