Here in Indiana, there's only one pearl tea joint, and it's terrible. Absolutely terrible. They use the ready-made tapioca balls and microwave them. Ugh! My fiance and I are going through pearl tea withdrawl and are too busy to trek out to Chicago on the weekends to get good pearl tea. Does anyone know how to make those pearls so darned tasty and chewy? I really love the pearls at Tapioca Express back in California, but have no idea how to replicate them. I've tried in the past, but with no success. Any tips?