My all-time favorite drink is milk tea! More specifically, Jasmine Green Milk Tea! That’s my jam!
Since going low-carb/keto, it’s been hard trying to get my milk tea fix because many of the boba shops I frequent use milk (not low-carb/keto friendly) and personally, I prefer it to be sweetened as well.
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with making a low-carb/keto friendly milk tea and I finally have come up with what I think is an authentic Taiwanese tasting milk tea. The kind with a bold fragrant tea taste complimented by a creamy sweet finish.
I am not a coffee drinker like my husband, but I still need my caffeine fix in the morning so this milk tea recipe along with my Matcha Milk Tea are my two go-to drinks in the morning.
I’m also not mad about the health benefits that Jasmine milk tea provides. Studies have shown that Jasmine tea supports weight-loss, controls diabetes, combats free radical, and helps boost the immune system.
If you prefer making traditional milk tea, you can just substitute Jasmine tea leaves with Black Tea Leaves and the results are just as delicious. Both teas have their own benefits and characteristics that match this recipe very well.
Now, I have to take a moment to talk about my favorite thing in my whole kitchen, which is saying a lot. That is my Bottom Dispensing Teapot. It’s so convenient and easy to use and clean. I recommend every tea drinker to have one.
Especially if you’re brewing loose leaf teas which, in my opinion, produces much better tasting tea than tea bags. All you do is put tea leaves in the pot, fill it with boiling water and let it brew for a few minutes. Then you place the pot over a glass and it automatically dispenses. It’s truly a great invention!
Note – You can replace half and half with heavy cream if you are strict keto however, we choose to use half and half for the consistency.
Now, let’s get started!
Prepping Time 1M
Steep Time 5M
Total Time 6M
Net Carb/Serv ~1g
1) Gather all ingredients.
4) Fill glass with ice cubes.
5) Pour in half and half and mix well.
Enjoy your low-carb/keto 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 Swerve/Monkfruit
- 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 Swerve/Monkfruit and mix well.
- Fill glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in heavy cream and mix well.
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