Milk Tea Chia Seed Pudding

Discover the delightful fusion of chia seeds and Taiwanese-style milk tea in our Milk Tea Chia Seed Pudding recipe! It’s a unique variation that’s not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make with just a handful of simple, all-natural ingredients. It’s not just a treat – it’s an irresistible blend of flavors that’s easy to whip up and packed with wholesome goodness!

Chia seed pudding made with milk tea being scooped out with a spoon.

Why I Love This Recipe

What gets me excited about this recipe is our unique twist on Taiwanese-style milk tea, transformed into a Chia Seed Pudding! Inspired by the vibrant flavors of Taiwan, this fusion dish combines the essence of milk tea with the nutritious goodness of chia seeds, resulting in a snack that’s reminiscent of boba bubble tea but guilt-free!

Using our trusted method, also featured in our Chocolate Chia Seed and Coffee Chia Seed Pudding recipe, we brew the tea first and then blend it with the perfect ratio of liquid to chia seeds for the ultimate pudding consistency.

It’s a delightful treat that’s perfect for anyone craving a healthy dessert snack, just like our Silken Tofu Matcha Pudding and Mini Tofu Cheesecake. If you’re in the mood for something deliciously unique yet wholesome, this recipe is calling your name – give it a try and indulge in a taste sensation unlike any other!



  • Tea Jasmine Tea and Green Tea works best for this recipe, but can also use black tea or Oolong Tea if preferred.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Half and Half – a blend of half heavy cream and half milk. Can be purchased at grocery stores.
  • Chia Seeds  Chia Seeds packaged and shelf stable. Best to use fresher chia seeds for the best texture.

🍵 Tea Ingredient Note

You can opt for oolong tea bags instead of loose leaf teas, but the flavors won’t be as strong.

🌱 Chia Seed Note

To ensure your pudding achieves the desired consistency, use Fresh Chia Seeds. Fresh chia seeds ensure optimal absorption and help maintain the desired texture of your pudding.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Chia seed pudding made with milk tea being scooped out with a spoon, top down.


Step 1 Brew your choice of tea.

Brewed tea.

🍵 Steeping Tea Pro Tip

To avoid a bitter aftertaste, Refrain from Oversteeping the tea.

Step 2 Combine the tea with sweetener and chia seeds, then refrigerate for 3-4 hours until a pudding forms.

Milk tea chia seed pudding.

💡 Texture Pro Tip

For a firmer chia seed pudding, add more chia seeds; for a runnier consistency, increase the amount of tea. Adjusting these proportions allows you to tailor the pudding’s texture to your liking without compromising its flavor.

🍓 Garnishing Pro Tip

Garnish your pudding with Fresh Fruit, Nuts, or Coconut Flakes for added texture and flavor. This not only enhances the presentation but also adds a delightful burst of freshness to each bite.

Recipe Variations

Easily switch out the tea for Matcha to craft a Matcha Chia Seed Pudding, infusing vibrant matcha flavors. Alternatively, Thai Tea transforms your pudding into a Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding, offering a unique twist on the classic recipe.

Chia seed pudding made with milk tea served in a glass cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ideal ratio of chia seeds to liquid for the best consistency?

The ideal ratio of chia seeds to liquid for achieving a neutral consistency is 1/2 cup of liquid to 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

Can I use alternative milk options like almond milk or coconut milk?

Yes, you can use alternative milk options such as almond milk or coconut milk. Choose the option that best suits your dietary preferences.

How long does it take for the chia seed pudding to set?

It typically takes 3-4 hours for the chia seed pudding to set.

Is there a recommended serving size for this recipe?

The recipe provided is for a single serving.

Storage Tips

For any leftover, simply store it in the fridge. It will stay fresh and delicious for up to 5-7 days.

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Chia seed pudding made with milk tea served in a glass cup.

Milk Tea Chia Seed Pudding

Discover the perfect fusion of chia seeds with tea in this delightful recipe. Enjoy the unique blend of flavors and health benefits in this easy-to-make chia seed pudding.
4.91 from 11 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion
Keyword: chia seeds with tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 131kcal


  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 2 tsp Jasmine or Black Loose Leaf Tea
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Half & Half
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds add 1 more tbsp for thicker consistency


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for milk tea chia seed pudding.
  • In small cup or bowl, place tea bag inside and pour in boiling water. Let steep approx 3-5 minutes then remove tea bag.
    Brewed tea.
  • Combine in sweetener and half & half.
    Tea mixed with chia seed pudding ingredients.
  • Next, combine in Chia Seeds. Once mixed in, place in refrigerator for approximately 3 hours. Note - you can optional give the pudding a good stir about 30 minutes into the refrigeration process to prevent clumping.
    Milk tea chia seed pudding.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. This is a great recipe! I thought it is delicious!

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