Looking for help with Boba pearls

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Jan 8th 22 6:16 pm
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Looking for help with Boba pearls

by oldguy00 » Jan 8th 22 6:16 pm

Hi all, new member.
Sorry in advance if I'm posting this in the wrong forum.

I'm trying to make bursting boba pearls with my daughter to make boba tea. Despite following directions on youtube, we aren't having any luck getting the boba pearls to form.

We use 1/4 teaspoon of sodium alginate mixed with juice for the pearls (blended then fridge).

We then mix 2 cups water with 2 teaspoons calcium lactate for the 'brine' to put the pearls into.

We use a large syringe, but when we push some juice out into the brine, its just going into the brine like straight liquid, not forming a ball at all.