Rainbow jelly in boba bubble tea

Rainbow Jelly in Bubble Tea: What You Should Know

Can you get addicted to bubble tea? Sure you can! One of the favorite add-ons that brought such addiction to bubble tea is rainbow jelly.

Rainbow jelly in bubble tea has been a popular drink at most bubble tea stores these days. This could be due to people looking for more options and better taste. [1]https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/industry-reports/bubble-tea-market-101564

If you love the taste of fruit and you want to try something new in your bubble teas, a rainbow jelly may be a perfect choice. It is a delicious addition that you can use in fruit tea, black tea, white tea, and even Thai tea. Or you may wish to replace the usual ball-like black tapioca pearls.

What is Rainbow Jelly and What Does it Taste Like?

Rainbow jelly is a special type of colorful jelly cubes with the texture of coconut meat. Hence it has a tinge of coconut taste. The color of the rainbow jelly will depend on the color of the syrup used to make the bubble tea.

If you love fruit-flavored bubble teas, you will probably love rainbow jelly. It is made up of the inside layer of a coconut and fruit flavor. So if you love the simple taste of fresh fruit or fruit juice, you should definitely give it a try.

The taste of rainbow jelly in bubble tea depends on the flavor of the boba milk used in the drink. The most common flavors are coconut, passion fruit, and mango. Traditional jellies tend to have a more bitter taste than rainbow jelly, so you may want to try out the more refreshing flavors before concluding on which one you prefer.

Rainbow jelly is easily confused with nata de coco because both are made from coconut. Rainbow jelly comes from the coconut meat of the fruit while nata de coco is made by the fermentation of coconut water.

nata de coco bubble tea - rainbow jelly in bubble tea

Both are great add-ons to bubble tea and other foods, including pickles, drinks, ice cream, puddings, and fruit cocktails. [2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nata_de_coco

What is Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea or pearl milk tea, is a Taiwanese and Chinese tea drink consisting of bubble-like tapioca pearls, milky tea, and flavoring. The original form of bubble tea is a Taiwanese invention and is usually drunk without sugar. Sugar syrup and condensed milk are added to the drink afterward.

The usual color of jelly used in bubble teas is black tapioca pearls.

Today, the drink is popular all over the world and is available in many variations. This exotic-tasting beverage is a great way to refresh yourself during a busy day. The flavored tea, smooth pearls, and chewy tapioca balls in combination with the sweet and milky flavors make it an unforgettable experience.

How Do You Use Rainbow Jelly in Bubble Tea?

Rainbow jellies are often used in layered drinks and you commonly see them at the bottom of the cups. Or, add them on top of the drink if you like. One example of a yummy rainbow jelly in bubble tea is the mango passion bubble tea with a tapioca pearl rainbow jelly. This type of setup adds a gorgeous multi-color contrast to the drink and gives it a more complex flavor profile.

You can also use rainbow jelly in an alternative way. If you’re not a fan of the boba straw and would rather sip your bubble tea out of a regular old-fashioned cup, a rainbow jelly in your drink will give it a colorful contrast that will look great with either setup.

Other kinds of bubble tea with rainbow jelly include adding ice cream, or instead of using black or red tea, you can have green tea with rainbow jelly.

Woman holding a bottle of bubble tea in her hands

How to Make Rainbow Jelly for Bubble Tea at Home

You can make your own rainbow jelly either for bubble tea or to put it on top of your dessert.

It’s interesting to note that there are actually several variations of rainbow jelly and many don’t include any fruity flavors at all. It’s also not uncommon for boba shops to make their own which is typically done with a combination of unflavored gelatin and coloring.

Rainbow jelly is made of colorful agar-agar with a firm texture. Agar-agar can be easily prepared at home. Only a few ingredients are needed and it’s absolutely safe.


Bubble tea drink (to add in the rainbow jelly)

Small pot and spoon

Sugar, preferably brown sugar

Water, hot

Syrup in different flavors (for example mango, grape, and peach)

Konjac Jelly (for example strawberry jelly)

What are Other Kinds of Jellies are in Bubble Tea

Grass jelly

Lychee jelly

Coconut jelly

Coffee jelly

Aiyu jelly

Crystal boba

Try Rainbow Jellies

Rainbow jellies are a fun way to change up your bubble tea, and they provide a beautiful contrast to the boba. Traditional jellies have a more bitter taste than rainbow jelly. If you like the taste of fruit, you should definitely give the rainbow jelly a try next time!

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