In a medium sized pot, boil water on high heat. (DO not add the boba until after the water is boiling.) This boba package calls for adding the boba slowly to boiling water as you stir to prevent sticking.
Once the boba floats to the top, reduce heat to medium and cover the pot. Cook for two to three minutes.
After two minutes, try a pearl to check for doneness. Keep cooking if needed until the texture just about reaches desired doneness--it will keep cooking a tiny bit more in the next steps.
In a separate medium sized bowl, mix brown sugar and ½ cup of boiling water (taken from the pot of boba) together to make a sugar syrup.
Drain the rest of the water and transfer boba pearls directly to the sugar syrup container. Cover for ten minutes. The end result should be chewy and sweet boba. Keep the boba in the simple syrup until assembly. You will also be using the simple syrup from this to sweeten your tea.
This recipe is specifically for medium sized brown tapioca pearls. Different types of boba require different instructions, make sure to read your boba packaging before cooking.
Don't try to wash or rinse the boba before cooking them.
Make sure to only put the boba in the water AFTER it has already boiled.