Taiwanese Bubble Tea – Jasmine Milk Tea with Boba

Taiwanese Bubble Tea by The Aimless Cook

Taiwanese Bubble Tea is a flavourful and delicious drink that’s very popular in Asia and North America. Using premium ingredients, I’m going to show you how you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price you pay at the stands. The taste difference is amazing and you’re going to slap yourself when you realize how easy this is to make. This is a great recipe from Andrew Chau and Bin Chen, aka The Boba Guys.

You will need:

• 5 cups water
• 2 tablespoons loose-leaf jasmine tea
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup cooked boba
• 4 tablespoons honey
• 1 cup half-and-half

Boil 4 cups of the water then let it sit for 1 minute (the temperature should be 170F or about 80C). Add the tea leaves and steep for 8 minutes. Strain and set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine the remaining cup of water and the white and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer til the sugars are dissolved.

Steep the boba in a small bowl with ½ cup of the simple syrup and the honey. Soak at least 30 minutes. For best results, steep for at least 3 hrs.

To assemble, grab a cocktail shaker and add 4 cups of tea, 1 cup of simple syrup, the half-and-half, the honey-soaked boba, and a handful of ice cubes. Shake till mixed, and pour into a serving glass with a wide straw.

What is your favourite sweet drink?

5 Responses to Taiwanese Bubble Tea – Jasmine Milk Tea with Boba

  1. Thanks for sharing our recipe. Great job with the video! Come say ‘hi’ whenever you are in San Francisco!

  2. Lil says:

    Does this taste like legit honey milk tea you get at boba places?

    • This is better. It’s real premium Jasmine tea, organic honey, fresh cream… the recipe comes from the Boba Guys, who’s mission is making an elevated boba experience. They have a place in SF.

  3. OneSmallOpinion says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Looking forward to creating some new tasty drinks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Comment Policy: This is a nice place for nice folks. I love to hear from you, but spam and offensive language are not welcome. Comments may be removed at any time, for any reason. By submitting a comment here you grant this site a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution.