Buy large tapioca pearls at any Asian Grocery. Slowly add 1/2 cup pearls to pot with 5 cups of boiling water. Stir lightly until all pearls float to top of water surface. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes. Keeping cover on, turn off heat and keep on hot burner to simmer another 2-3 minutes. Remove lid (pearls will “pull down” to the bottom of the pot.) Scoop pearls from pot and shock in a bowl of ice water for 20 SECONDS. Place in prepared sweet tea of your choosing. I like mango tea lightly sweetened with honey. Make sure you have a fat straw, so you can suck pearls with tea. Enjoy!