What Is the Difference Between Clear and Black Tapioca Pearls?


Do you love to drink bubble tea? If so, then you may have had the opportunity to try both clear and black tapioca pearls. Many people wonder what the difference is between these bubble tea components.

Clear tapioca pearls are made from starch that comes from cassava root. This starch is used as a thickening agent in a variety of foods and is incredibly versatile due to its clear, translucent appearance. To give tapioca pearls their dark color, brown sugar is added. The sugar gives the pearls a richer hue and adds sweetness. Because it gives them a more visible appearance and often a sweeter flavor, black tapioca pearls are commonly used to make bubble tea.

At our tea house serving Houston, we prepare fresh tapioca 2 or 3 times each day to make our bubble teas. To find out more about our menu or location , please call Happy TeaHouse & Café at (713) 469-3275.