Looking for the best milk tea recipe? Well skip the boba shops and learn how to make milk tea right in your own kitchen. This delicious and refreshing homemade milk tea is very simple to make and will have you enjoying it any time of the day!
With low carb and sugar-free options, this classic milk tea recipe has the same great taste while being fully customizable to fit your specific dietary needs.
What is homemade milk tea?
Milk tea is bold fragrant brewed tea complimented by a creamy sweet finish using half n half and sweetener. Originating from Taiwan, it is commonly paired with tapioca pearls and a giant straw to suck them all up. Other names for milk tea include bubble tea, boba tea,
This recipe takes into consideration specific dietary needs so there is the option to make it low carb, keto friendly and sugar-free.
What ingredients do I need and what are the instructions on how to make milk tea?
- Tea – Use your choice of tea and brew it strong for up to 5 minutes. You can use tea bags but loose leaf is preferred.
- Water – boiling water is used to steep tea.
- Half n Half – half milk and half heavy cream. You can also use heavy cream, dairy whole milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk or coconut milk.
- Sweetener – to keep this recipe sugar-free, we use a monkfruit erythritol blend. It is low carb, keto friendly and has 0 calories. Feel free to use your preferred sweetener such as regular cane sugar, dark brown sugar, honey or simple syrup.
- Ice – used to cool the tea down and can be adjusted to your liking.
- Boba (optional) – boba pearls are fairly easy to make and some types can be made in under 5 minutes. Purchase raw tapioca balls from an Asian supermarket and boil them in a saucepan over medium heat. For chewy boba, make sure not to overcook. You can also make your own brown sugar boba by adding in brown sugar to the tapioca pearls and making a brown sugar syrup to coat the sides of the glass.
Steep choice of tea in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Add sweetener and mix well. Fill the glass with ice cubes, pour in half and half and mix well.
If you’re interested in making boba milk tea, all you need to do is add tapioca balls.
What kind of tea is used for a milk tea recipe?
Loose leaf is preferred as it produces a stronger tea flavor. Some popular tea choices include:
- Black tea
- Jasmine tea
- Green tea
- Assam tea
- Earl Grey
- Oolong tea
What are the step by steps to brew tea for milk tea?
- Add tea leaves to tea pot.
- Pour in boiling water.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes.
What is the nutrition information for this milk tea recipe?
- 39 Calories
- 1g Carbohydrates
- 0g Fiber
- 1g Protein
- 3g Fat
- 11mg Cholesterol
- 38mg Sodium
- 39mg Potassium
- 32mg Calcium
- 0mg Iron
- 106ui Vitamin A
- 0mg Vitamin C
Looking for other boba shop tea recipes?
- Matcha Cream Cream Foam Milk Tea
- Cream Cheese Foam Green Tea
- Strawberry Matcha Latte
- Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee
- Sea Salt Iced Green Tea
Now, let’s get making the Best Milk Tea recipe!
- Prepping Time 1M
- Steep Time 5M
- Total Time 6M
- Net Carb/Serv ~1g
- Servings 1
1) Gather all ingredients.
3) Add sweetener and mix well.
4) Fill glass with ice cubes.
5) Pour in half and half and mix well.
Hope you enjoy your homemade Milk Tea!
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Homemade Milk Tea
- 2 tsp Jasmine or Black Loose Leaf Tea
- 10 oz Water boiling
- 2 tbsp Half n Half
- 2 tbsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
- 1 Cup Ice
- Gather all ingredients.
- Put Jasmine or Black Tea Leaves in the teapot, and pour in the boiling water. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. The longer you steep the stronger and bolder the tea will be.
- Add sweetener and mix well.
- Fill glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in heavy cream and mix well.
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