Add water and brown to a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Set aside.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add tapioca pearls. Simmer on medium low heat for 5 minutes. Strain boba into a glasses filled with ice water and set aside.
Add water, tea, cardamom pods, cinnamon, and anise pod to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Set aside.
Pour 2-3 tbsp of brown sugar caramel into the bottom of two empty glasses. Drizzle additional caramel along the inside of the glass. Strain the boba from the ice water and divide the boba between the glasses. Divide tea evenly amongst the two glasses and top with cold milk. Stir and enjoy!
You can store any leftover caramel in a jar in the fridge and use it to sweeten your morning tea or coffee!