– In this video,
make a reusable Boba cup.
That way, you can enjoy your Boba
without killing any turtles.
What’s Good everyone, Philip
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I’m super late to the Boba game.
My friend Tom actually introduced it to me
about three years ago, and
since then, I’ve been addicted.
However, we’ve been
recently more conscious
of our consumption of single-use plastic.
I’ve searched the internet
for reusable Boba cups,
but I’ve never been able to find anything,
so I ended up making my own.
And in today’s video, I’m
gonna show you how I did it.
In the description,
I’ll post a link to all of the items
that you can get through Amazon.
There’s only a few things
that you actually need,
and it’s a mason jar, a
lid, and reusable straw.
One other item that I
would highly recommend
but isn’t really necessary
is a specific drill bit.
It’s called a step drill bit, Ci Ciao?
One item that I would highly recommend
but isn’t 100% necessary is
this particular drill bit.
It’s called a step drill bit
and it’s just made to drill cleaner holes.
I’ve tried drilling a hole into this lid
with a regular drill bit,
and although it works,
it does end up cracking the plastic,
so if you want a clean-cut hole,
I would recommend going
with the step drill bit.
Before I show you how I made this,
an easier and cheaper way
is to just buy this resealable cap.
I think the benefit of using this cap
is that if some of the
drinks that you purchase
need to be shaken,
you can easily close this lid
and shake your cup before you drink.
The other great thing about this lid
is that if you don’t finish your drink,
you can seal it off and save it for later.
The reason why I went with this other lid
is because honestly, I
just think it looks better.
The way that you do this
is actually really simple.
All you have to do is
take one of these lids,
and I just throw it right
on top of the glass.
There’s already a little
dot dead-center in this lid,
so all you have to do is take your drill,
line it up, and then, just start off slow.
Once you drill the hole,
all you’ll wanna do is just
do a test fit with your straw.
Looks like it’s good.
If you wanna clean up
the hole a little bit,
you can drill it from the other side.
And that’s pretty much it.
You’ll just wanna make sure to wash it out
before you use it.
Another thing you wanna make sure to do
before you purchase any of these things
is make sure that you get
a wide-mouth mason jar
and a wide-mouth mason jar lid.
There’s two separate sizes
and you wanna make sure that they match.
I think in the US,
a normal medium-sized drink is 16 ounces
and a large is a 20 ounce.
This bottle right here is 24 ounces
and this one right here is a 16 ounce.
I usually just go with the
24 ounce for all of my drinks
and I’ll just still order a medium,
and they’ll fill it and
just top it off with ice.
The tizi bamboo straws that I purchased on Amazon
are also made specifically
for smoothies or Boba.
They’re a lot wider and
thicker than a regular straw,
and they all come with a cleaner as well.
Next time you go out to get Boba,
all you have to do is to
remember to bring your cup.
We usually just leave a
lot of our reusable items
like containers, cups,
and utensils in our trunk.
That way, if we end up going out to eat
or get something to drink,
we always have it in the back of our car.
Before this video is over,
I want you to leave a comment
with your favorite Boba tea flavor.
I think the hard part about living
a single-use, plastic-free life
is that people are afraid of rejection
when asking if they can use
their own containers or cups.
Next time you go into your
favorite Boba location,
you can always ask if you can
bring your own reusable cup
before you make one.
Thank you guys so much for watching.
I’ll be sure to post other ways
that we try and live
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