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Create this creamy, decadent milk tea right at home. Add chewy tapioca pearls to top off this afternoon treat.

Yield:
2
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
30 minutes if including pearls
Photo of Simple Milk Bubble Tea

Equipment

  • stove
  • pot
  • cocktail shaker

Instructions

Tapioca Pearls (optional)

If using tapioca pearls as the base, start preparing for this first. Check out our Tapioca Pearls Recipe for all the details. 

Black Tea (If using)

  1.  Steep 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes and let cool. To avoid bitterness, do not over-steep your tea.

Oolong Tea (If using)

  1. Steep 10 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for 4 minutes and let cool. To avoid bitterness, do not over-steep your tea.

Simple Syrup 

  1. Dilute ¾ cup granulated sugar with ¾ cup boiling water

  2. Set aside to cool. Store in a jar with a lid until ready to use. 

Bubble Milk Tea

  1. Combine 2 cups teawith 1 ¾ cups whole milk and ¼ cup of simple syrup. Pour into a cocktail shaker. 

  2. Add ice and shake mixture for a few seconds. 

  3. Prepare your glasses by filling each with ½ cup of pearls.

  4. Pour your milk tea over top of the pearls and enjoy!

Check out our bubble tea recipe series below!

Strawberry Bubble Tea

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