Ever wondered how to store boba overnight? Now, if the leftover boba is giving you a nightmare or wondering if the pearls can be stored for later, let me tell you that you can surely store boba and I will tell you how to store them correctly. Read my 11 innovative ideas and stop worrying about remaing boba.
I am a Passionate Tea blogger and also run a tea cafe in Kolkata city. At times, I wonder “How can I store boba overnight?”. The answer wasn’t easy and I learned the art after a lot of trial and error. Thus, I thought of writing a blog based on my experience so that no one else has to go through the ordeal. Let us check these wonderful ideas.
How To Store Boba Overnight – 11 Easy And Practical Ways To Help You Achieve The Feat
Ever thought about how to store bubble tea pearls overnight? If the thought has crossed your mind and you are clueless or simply, haven’t considered the ways let me share my secret with you that is guaranteed to make you smile. Trust me, after learning about them you will never want to let any pearl go to waste. Let us read about them.
How To Store Cooked Tapioca Pearls Overnight
1. Store The Pearls In Air Tight Containers To Help Retain Their Texture
We all will agree that nothing beats freshly made tapioca. Unfortunately, making them from scratch can be time consuming and not all of us have the liberty to churn up a batch each time. Thus, making a little extra won’t hurt, and if stored the right way no one can tell them apart. The trick here is storing them in the right manner.
When it comes to saving the pearls airtight containers are the best bet as they not only aid in keeping the pearls fresh but at the same time help the bubble tea pearls retain their texture.
2. Cooked Pearls Can Be Stored Overnight By The Method Of Freezing.
The cooked pearls can be stored overnight by freezing them in vacuum bags(bags from which the air has been removed). Did you know that by applying this technique the lifespan of the pearls can be increased by 6 weeks? Gives me a reason to use this method of storing for its amazing benefits.
The only thing that must be kept in mind is that the pearls over a period of time start losing their natural characteristics and thus utilizing them the correct time frame is essential else, they will become grainy and lumpy. The end result a foul-tasting boba.
3. Plastic Wraps Will Keep The Pearls Dry And Moisture Free
Plastic wraps help us in keeping foods fresh by locking away air, pests, and moisture from coming in contact with the food thus used to store them in. Now, when we can use them to store food items why not use them to store boba overnight too?
Just empty the pearls gently and then ensure that the ends are secured in such a way that restricts moisture from coming in contact with the pearls.
4. Ever Considered Using Sugar Syrups To Store Boba- 17 Syrups To Make You See Sugar In A New Light
Sugar syrups are liquid sweeteners and are used widely to flavor bubble tea. Their liquid consistency ensures they mix well with the drink and the bubbles too absorb their sweetness easily. Let us use them to help us in storing the pearls overnight. By the way, if sweetening the pearls has ever crossed your mind let me tell you that it is definitely a thing to consider and I have written a blog too about 31 delectable ways to sweeten the pearls. Do give it a read.
So, ready to see some sugar syrups that can be used to preserve the pearls?
A. Storing The Tapioca Pearls In Brown Sugar
Did you know that you can use brown sugar to store the pearls overnight? Brown sugar syrup will not only help in retaining the texture but, will also add sweetness and keep the pearls fresh.
By the way, I have written a blog about 3 easy and doable ways to sweeten the pearls at home using brown sugar. Do give it a read as it will be handy in making brown sugar at home.
B. Ever Considered Humble White Sugar To Store Bubble Tea Pearls?
White sugar is the most common sweetener that’s available in all households across the globe but, did you ever consider using its syrup form in storing the pearls? Let us see how.
Firstly, let us see how we can make a simple sugar syrup. In a medium saucepan combine equal portions of sugar and water. Bring the liquid to a boil and keep stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Then take off the heat and allow the syrup to cool down. Now, let the pearls absorb the syrup and then stack them away to be used the next day.
C. Consider Jaggery As A Tasty Option To Store The Pearls
Jaggery is a common household item that is used to sweeten food. Let us see how we can use this sweet item to store tapioca pearls.
Combine water and crushed or grated jaggery in a saucepan over low heat. Keep stirring so that the liquid doesn’t stick to the bottom & get burnt. Once, the liquid has melted take off the heat and let it cool down. Then add the pearls. Store in a place that is free from direct sunlight, moisture, and rodents. The best way would be in an air-sealed bag or containers.
D. Consider Using Honey As A Better Alternative To White Sugar
Honey a delicious sweetening agent is a household item. The usage of the syrup is more varied than one can think of and we will be using this aspect of honey to store the boba pearls overnight. Add the pearls to the honey and let them sit in the syrup for a few hours.
Well, let me tell you that sweet foods tend to attract unwanted guests that only contaminate our food, and using an air-tight container is our safest bet. Since honey is best when stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight we will follow the same method to keep the pearls stowed all through the night.
E. Consider Sugar Alcohol As An Upgraded Version To Store The Pearls
Sugar alcohol though derived from sugar is considered a better alternative to sugar. It has about half to one-third fewer calories than normal sugar and can be extracted naturally or industrially.
Sprinkle a few teaspoons of sugar alcohol on the pearls or gently roll the pearls in sugar alcohol and then in a place and keep them away from (i)rodents or pests,(ii) direct sunlight & (iii) moisture.
F. Ever Considered Maple Syrup As An Alternative To Store The Pearls Overnight?
Derived from the sap of maple trees maple sugar is a better way to stow the pearls overnight. The sap is boiled till all that remains is a thick syrup & this is further filtered to free it from any impurities.
Just allow the pearls to soak 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup and then store it at room temperature. This way the pearls will remain fresh overnight and you save yourself the time and hassle of making a fresh batch each morning.
G. Let The Pearls Absorb The Goodness From Caramel When Used To Store Them Overnight
Caramel is a dark orangish liquid that is a delicious alternative to sugar. The world prefers using the liquid to glaze or sweeten food. Let us re-define the usual and utilize caramel to help us in stocking the pearls till the next day.
Just allow the pearls 30 minutes of soaking time and then store at room temperature for best results.
H. Ever Considered Chocolate Syrup As A Yummy Alternative To Store Boba Overnight?
Chocolate syrup is nothing but melted chocolate and can be bought from the market easily. This is certainly a boon for people like me who prefer to do things smartly.
I would just let the pearls soak in the syrup and keep them away till the next day. This method of storing the pearls overnight will help me save so much time during the early morning rush hour.
I. Use Raisins To Store Boba Overnight
Raisins are dried grapes and is used widely in cooking. Let me tell you the method of making raisin syrup from the comfort of your home.
Soak the raisins in water for a few hours and then, blend them in a food processor till a peanut butter-like consistency is attained. Let the liquid cool down and then allow bubble tea pearls to absorb the syrup. Once the pearls are shiny from the raisin syrup store them at room temperature
J. Store Boba In Lavender Syrup And You Will Get A Floral Smell In Boba Along With A Great Taste
Lavenders are purple-colored flowers that have a sweet, earthy, floral, and bitter taste to them. Let us see how then we can use it to store boba overnight.
Just combine the pearls and 1-2 teaspoons of the syrup. Store at room temperature and use it the next day. Since you don’t need much of the syrup a small bottle will last for a while. However, make sure that the syrup never comes in contact with water from getting spoiled.
K. Add A Pinkish Hue To The Pearls By Using Rose Syrup To Store Them Overnight
Showcase your love for bubble tea, even more, by using rose syrup to store the pearls. Rose syrup that has been used as a flavoring agent can be used to store boba too. let us see how.
Rose syrup can be easily bought from the market and just add 1-2 tablespoons in a container that you plan to use for storage. Just boil the boba for 15-20 minutes or till soft before adding them back to your bubble tea.
L. Use Beetroot Syrup(SugarBeet) To Store The Pearls
Beetroot syrup is known for being mildly sweet and bitter at times. The syrup can be easily bought from the market.
Just take 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup and sprinkle on the pearls. Store the pearls at room temperature so that the pearls retain their freshness.
M. Jellies Will Not Only Keep The Pearls Fresh But, Will Also Add Myriad Flavors When Used To Store The Pearls
Jellies are wobbly desserts that are available in assorted flavors, various shapes & sizes. However, did you ever consider using them to store boba?
Just pour the liquid on the pearls. Store them safely at room temperature. This will keep the bubbles fresh night long and can easily be used the next morning with the freshness and texture intact.
N. Consider Coconut Sugar To Store The Pearls
Coconut sugar is palm sugar and this can be used as an alternative to store boba pearls overnight. Just sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons of the sugar and sprinkle on the pearls. Then taking a Ziploc pouch add the pearls and make sure to take out all the air. Now store in the freezer. This will help the pearls retain their freshness.
Take them out the next day and allow 5 minutes for them to reach room temperature. Now, add to hot water or steam them till they are soft and shiny.
Handy Tips That Ought To Be Taken Seriously When Storing The Pearls
When using sugar or sugar syrups – Sugar syrups are sticky in nature and if they come in contact with air, moisture, or solid ice they will lose their characteristics and become hard. Thus, it is necessary that they be stored in Ziploc bags and the air pumped out properly.
Store the pearls in the freezer-Yes, cooked pearls can be stored in the freezer. This method will give the pearls a fresh look and help in retaining their chewy texture. However, make sure that you use a vacuum sealer to take all the air out from the Ziploc bags and then store the pearls. Now, if you don’t have a vacuum or food sealer handy here’s what you can do.
Keep the mouth of the bag open in such a way that there’s little room for any air to enter and gently yet carefully pump out the air. You will get a flat pouch. Now, close or seal the pouch and store it in the fridge.
This concludes how to store cooked tapioca pearls overnight in sugar syrups and time to move on to another interesting approach that will be beneficial in keeping the pearls fresh all night.
5. Use Fructose Syrups To Store Boba Overnight- 17 Fruit Syrups That Ought To Be On Your List
Fructose is naturally occurring sugar in fruits. When I used this technique for the first time, a customer at my shop commended me for adding a new twist to the pearls. Little did he know that all it took was a few drops of fruity syrup that was used to store the pearls and which was merely added to the drink. Now, whenever I see surplus pearls, I prefer to take this route as my customers love the flavor profile and I wish that you too benefit from it. Let us read about them in details.
A. Consider Pomegranate To Store Bubble Tea Pearls Overnight
Pomegranate is known for being blessed with natural sweetness and we shall use its syrup to store bubble tea pearls overnight. Combine the pearls and the syrup together or you can also let the pearls soak in the syrup by allowing them 30 minutes of soaking time.
Now, you just need to store the pearls using any of the techniques discussed(freezing, at room temperature but, kept in airtight containers & plastic wraps). If stored in the freezer thaw the pearls and then boil them for a few extra minutes before adding them to your drink.
B. Consider The Goodness Of Papaya Syrup To Store Boba Overnight
Papaya is a seeded fruit and is known for its benefits. Take the remaining pearls and then soak them in the syrup for 20-30 minutes. If you are storing them in the freezer make sure you allow some thawing time before boiling them.
Room temperature will ensure they are cooked evenly and attain a translucent look in the middle. Once, you are happy with the consistency, add the bubbles to your tea and enjoy.
C. Consider Sweet Apricot Syrup To Help You In Storing Bubble Tea Pearls
Apricots are sweet fruits and we can use this attribute in storing tapioca pearls overnight. The method is quite simple too and which we will see below. By the way, have you ever wondered what makes bubble tea so special? Read my blog about 27 reasons that make bubble tea so special.
Combine 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup with the pearls & then seal them in a food-safe container. Take out the next day and boil them. The boiling time will depend upon the method you have used to store the pearls. After the bubbles are chewy, soft, and translucent in the middle add them to your drink and enjoy boba with the same refreshing taste.
D. Try Figs To Store Boba Overnight & You Will Want To Use This Method To Store The Pearls Each Time
Figs are sweet fruits that are packed with versatility. Use them as spreads, as dessert toppings, or jam them one thing that remains constant is their sweet taste that gives the fruit an upper hand. Now, the question that arises here is if the fruit can be used to store the pearls overnight? My answer is Yes, they can be used for this purpose too.
Take a spoonful of the syrup and sprinkle it on the pearls. Then using a food-safe container store the pearls overnight.
E. Consider Using Peach As A Sweet & Tasty Way To Store The Pearls Throughout The Night
Peaches are sweet fruits and this sweetness can be used to store bubble tea pearls overnight. Let us see how.
Take about a tablespoon of the syrup and sprinkle it on the pearls. To ensure that the pearls do not stick to the bottom or, the sides of the container used to store them, coat the surfaces in some syrup as well and add the pearls. Make sure the edges are sealed or closed properly before storing them.
F. Plum Will Add A Sweet & Sour Element When Used To Store The Pearls Overnight
Plums are known for their sweet and sour taste and this makes them a desirable fruit. Now, have you ever thought that this aspect can be used to store boba overnight? Let us see how we can use it.
Take some syrup and allow the pearls 15-20 minutes of resting time so that they soak the sweetness. Now, very gently place the pearls in a container that is fit to be used to store food. Sprinkling some syrup in the container is a good option to ensure that the bubbles do not stick to the bottom and break into pieces when taken out the next day.
G. Ever Considered Grape Syrup To Store Boba Overnight?
Grapes are pop-in-your-mouth fruits and are known for their sweet and tart taste. Now, if you love eating grapes but, are a diabetic like me you must have heard that grapes should be avoided. Contrary to this popular belief, grapes can be eaten by diabetics too as per the latest study. This sure gives us a reason to enjoy and we will see how to use the syrup to store boba overnight.
Coat the pearls in the syrup and transfer them to a food-safe container and store them in an appropriate manner. When you use them the next day, the pearls will have the same fresh look that is synonymous with a freshly made batch. You just need to boil the bubbles and add them to your drink.
H. Consider Pineapple Syrup To Store Tapioca Pearls Overnight
Pineapple is a fruit that though is known for its sweet taste can be sour at times too and the combination of sweet & sour makes it oh! so desirable. But, have you considered using the syrup to store tapioca milk tea pearls overnight? Let us see how.
You just need a tablespoon of the syrup and sprinkle it on the pearls. Add the pearls to a safe vessel and store them in an appropriate manner. Boil or heat the pearls and once the pearls have cooled down add them to your drink.
I. Cherry Syrup Will Wow! Your Taste Buds When Used To Store Tapioca Milk Tea Pearls Overnight
Cherries are small-seeded fruit known for being sweet and one can only imagine the flavor it will lend to the drink when the syrup is added to the pearls in order to store it overnight. For this, you just need to sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of the syrup and then lock it in an air-tight container.
The next day, you just need to either steam or boil the pearls before adding them to your boba.
J. Show Your Love For The Fruit By Using Apple Syrup To Store Boba Overnight
Apples need no introduction and are amongst the most relished fruits. They are rich in fiber and are naturally sweet. We will however see how to use the syrup to store boba overnight.
Now, sprinkle the syrup generously in the container that you will be used to store the pearls. If using Ziploc bags pour some syrup in the bag and then gently add the pearls. Be careful that you have sealed the edges and then store them in the fridge.
K. Consider Lychee As An Awesome Improvisation To Store Boba Overnight
Lychee is a fruit that is known for being sweet and we will see how to use its syrup to store bubble tea pearls. Nowadays, fruit syrups are easily available. You can buy a lychee syrup from the market or make it on your own by cutting the fruit into small slices and then blending them well in a mixer.
Now, to use it in storing boba overnight combine 1-2 tablespoons with tapioca bubble tea pearls and store it away till the next day. You will be surprised at the flavor and the texture so derived when added to the drink.
L. Pears When Used As A Syrup Will Help In Storing The Pearls Overnight & Add A Sweetness Punch That Will Wow! Your Senses
Pear, a fruit that with its slightly sweet taste has earned fame for itself and no wonder is a preferred choice for people across the globe. Fruits are best known for their naturally occurring sweetness and we shall use it to the best of our advantage in helping us to store boba pearls overnight.
Cut the fruit into small pieces that will blend easily in a blender and add it to the bubbles of tapioca tea after the syrup has cooled down. If you have a sweet tooth, add sweeteners like honey or nectar to the syrup and then use the now-ready liquid to store the pearls overnight.
M. Want A Sweet Way To Store Pearl Milk Tea Bubbles Overnight? Then Guava Syrup Should Be On Your List
Guava is a green fruit that is best eaten raw and is known for being a much sought-after combination with tea. No wonder then that its sweetness is used in more ways than one. Then why should we stay behind? Let us in fact take the fruit a step further and use its sweetness to store tapioca pearls overnight.
Now if you are in a hurry you can buy the syrup that’s easily available in the market or make the syrup at home. Whatever option you choose just take 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup and add it to the pearls and store away.
N. Take Your Love For The Fruit By Using Mango Syrup To Store Boba Overnight & Treat Your Tastebuds Each Time
Mango is a fruit that needs no introduction. Pickled, raw, juiced, or as a syrup as long as one hears mangoes the heart starts racing and mouth salivating. I mean summers are just incomplete without the king of fruits. Now, when the sweetness of mangoes is used to store boba overnight won’t that be taking the drink to another level?
I prefer making my own syrup as it is not only fun but easy too. Just peel the fruit and cut it into small slices. Then blend in a blender and sieve so that you get a smooth liquid. I would then just let it cool down and sprinkle dollops of the syrup onto the pearls before storing it away.
O. Ever Considered Banana To Store Boba Overnight?
Banana is a fruit that is eaten whole and at times its peel along with the fruit is used in food preparation. We shall use its syrup to store tapioca pearls overnight.
Take the leftover pearls and gently pour them into the jar you wish to use in storing the bubbles. Then sprinkle some of the syrup. I reckon sprinkling 2-3 tablespoons of the syrup. Your pearls are ready to be used the next day. Just boil or steam them a little and add to your drink.
P. Consider Strawberry Syrup To Store Boba Overnight
Strawberry is a sweet and tart fruit that is eaten raw, used in salads and its syrup tastes great when used as a topping in desserts. Now, if the fruit is so versatile then why can’t we use its syrup to store tapioca pearls? Yes, we very well can and I am going to tell you the method.
Cut the fruit into small pieces and then combine it with water in a blender and blend well. Then, empty it in a saucepan over low to medium heat and stir constantly till the liquid starts thickening. Once the liquid has reached the desired consistency, take off the heat and allow it to cool down. Now, sprinkle 1-3 tablespoons of the syrup on the pearls and store away till the next day.
Q. Consider Mixed Fruit Syrup To Store Bubble Tea Pearls Overnight
Mixed fruit as the name suggests is a combination of different fruits mixed together. Let us use mixed fruit syrup to store boba overnight.
Just take any fruits and the quantity as per your choice and cut them into small pieces. Next blend them together in a mixer and once the liquid has cooled down empty it into a saucepan. Stir continuously over medium flame till the liquid starts thickening. Once, it is thick enough to be poured over the pearls take it off the heat.
Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup on the pearls and before adding them to your drink either boil or steam the bubbles.
This concludes my section of storing cooked tapioca pearls overnight. Do share your views and ideas in the comments section below. Let us also see how we can store uncooked boba overnight. Also, I have shared a few tips that will help you in storing the pearls overnight in a more effective way.
Storing Uncooked Tapioca Pearls – 6 Effective Ways To Help You Master The Art Of Storage
A. Give The Humble Ziploc Bags Its Credit In Helping Keep Food Safe
Ziploc pouches are a boon to mankind when it comes to storing food items. By locking out moisture and water from coming in contact with food items these pouches help preserve food for a longer period of time. Thus, it is no wonder then that we can use it to store uncooked pearls too.
Trust me when I say this for we, Indians use these pouches a lot and it is an important way to store food items. You will rarely find a household where the humble pouch has not made a place for itself. We use it to preserve corn kernels, sauces, peas & any food item you may think of. So, you see the usage is vast. Try it to store uncooked tapioca and you won’t be disappointed.
Now, the only thing that one needs to keep in mind when using these pouches is that the air needs to be pumped out completely before you add the pearls.
B. Remove Excess Air To Preserve Boba Overnight
Excess air is harmful to any food as moisture has a tendency to ruin food. Also, make sure that you store cooked and uncooked pearls separately. The best way of differentiating between the two is naming or tagging them appropriately.
Now, if you’re using store brought boba then the hassle of tagging doesn’t come into play. One just needs to store the pouch at room temperature or as mentioned behind the pack.
Store-bought tapioca pearls come in sealed pouches so you just need to seal the edges together and store them away till you deem fit the next day.
C. Moisture Ain’t Your Friend When It Comes To Storing Boba- Keep It Out With Plastic Wraps
Moisture or water droplets on coming in direct contact with food items make them lose their natural shape and become sloppy. Thus, it is always advisable to prevent moisture from coming in direct contact with food and the same can be said about boba pearls.
This is where plastic wraps come into the picture helping us to store uncooked boba overnight. Plastic wraps are thin sheets of plastics that are specially made to store or cover food items.
Just cut out the portion you want and lay the pearls gently into the cut portion. Now, seal them from all sides and put your tension at ease. The pearls will be ready to use the next day.
D. Refrigerate The Leftover Boba Overnight
The fridge that sits in the corner of our house plays a very important role in our lives by helping keep food fresh and also in storing them for a long period. But, we seldom give it credit and just see it as another utility item. However, what if I am to tell you that the fridge can be used to store boba?
Yes, you read that right. I am talking about the section used to store sauces and leftover food items.
NEVER MAKE THE MISTAKE OF FREEZING RAW OR UNCOOKED TAPIOCA. THIS METHOD WILL MAKE THE PEARLS LOSE THEIR TASTE AND TEXTURE MAKING THEM INEDIBLE AND UNFIT TO BE USED IN BUBBLE TEA.
E. Uniformity Is Thy Name When The Question Of How To Store Boba Overnight Arises
Storing the pearls by making sure that all the bubbles are of a uniform or the same size and shape will make storage so much easier. Just imagine the hassle of storing bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Won’t it take too much of your time? I am sure that this is something you will not want.
To get the desired shape and size roll them gently into small precise balls by placing them in between your palms. Take one pearl at a time and Do Not Rush.
You can also store the uncooked pearls at room temperature.
F. Store In A Cool & Dry Place
The last and effective method of storing uncooked bubbles is a place in the house that meets three factors: i)it is a cool place and not hot, (ii)dry so that moisture cannot come in contact with the pearls, and (iii)away from direct sunlight.
The above mentioned factors are an enemy of uncooked boba as they will make the boba lose its chewy texture.
I reckon storing them at the topmost shelf of the kitchen.
I hope these methods help you in storing boba overnight. I have also shared some handy and effective tips that will help you in getting the storage right.
Refrigerate and never freeze the pearls- Freezing raw boba will make the raw pearls fall apart. Also, they will lack their chewiness, and bubble tea isn’t the same without its pearls.
Using Tapioca Flour- The flour can be used to sprinkle on top of the pearls and also as a surface coater to avoid the bubbles from sticking together and falling apart.
This concludes my blog on how to store boba overnight. I hope this blog will answer your questions and you will want to use them the next time you think of storing the pearls. I love to come up with new and useful topics for you each time and hope it receives the same love from my dear readers each time. Feel free to get in touch with me without any hesitation by dropping your comments or questions in the comments section below.
Hi. I’m Sneha. Each day, I brew, relish, study and sell tea in my Cafe based out of Kolkata, India. My current blog, ‘Sipper Sneha’ is an expansion of my real life love for tea into an online space for all dedicated Tea enthusiasts.