Go Back
+ servings
5 from 1 vote
boba milk tea|chinasichuanfood.com
Bubble Tea Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Chinese Bubble Tea Recipe--One of the most popular street drink.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Bubble
Servings: 4
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 cup boba tapioca peals
  • water as needed
  • 1/4 cup sugar ,divided, 2 tablespoons for soaking the peals and 2 tablespoons for milk tea
  • 2 red tea bags ,one for each serving
  • 2 cups milk
Cook the pearls
  1. Read the instructions on the pearls package at first.Do not mix your pearls with cold water, otherwise they will be destroyed. Bring enough water to a boiling and then cook the pears for 2o to 30 minutes (time on your package). Then transfer out and wash with cold water.
  2. Before assembling with milk tea, they are mixed with sugar syrup or honey so they will not be tasteless in the sweet milk tea. Add around 1/4 cup of cold water with 2 tablespoons of sugar to the bubble pearls. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the milk tea | After making my own bubble milk tea at home, I prefer the caramelized version. Caramelized sugar generates hundreds of new and different compounds, with richer flavor and dark color. We call this type caramelized milk tea.
Caramelize the sugar first
  1. First, choose a claypot or cast iron pot and heat the pot until really hot. Add around 2 tablespoons of sugar in and stir continually with a scoop. Heat over slowest fire until the color turns brownly red.
Make the milk tea
  1. Add milk in and then place tea leaves or tea bags in. Simmer until almost boiling.
  1. Add the pearls in two cups and pour the milk in. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Bubble Tea Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 138mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.