8 Steps to make one basic milk bubble tea

make your own milk bubble tea at home with these easy steps:

Step 1: Cook the tapioca pearls in boiling water and steep in brown sugar syrup (see our recipe on How to cook tapioca pearls for this step).

Step 2: Steep the tea leaves or bags in boiled water for about 5 to 10 minutes or until it reaches the desired tea strength.

Step 3: Pour the tea into a shaker, add your choice of milk.

Step 4: Scoop the milk powder into the shaker, and shake well for the tea and powder to blend. 

Step 5: Add simple syrup, flavoured syrup or condensed milk for extra sweetness, per taste preference.

Step 6: Add the ice and shake very well.

Step 7: Scoop the tapioca pearls into a glass or plastic cup and pour the shaker's mixture over them.

Step 8: Enjoy with a fat straw and experience the thrill of the chewy tapioca pearls shooting up into your mouth! 
Crown your taste buds with our extensive range of flavoured milk powders and syrups, to make different exciting variations. 

Milk Powders to flavour your tea: Chocolate, Coffee, Coconut, Milk tea, Matcha green tea, Strawberry, Mango, Sweet Melon and Taro. 

Flavoured Syrups: Crème brule or French vanilla syrup go really well with our coffee milk powder. But we do have various other syrups available to add extra sweetness according to your personal taste. Our simple syrup is quite popular in this regard. Our brown sugar syrup is mainly used to sweeten the tapioca pearls. See our recipe on how to cook tapioca pearls

If you need more information on milk-based bubble tea, visit our resources page on What is milk-based bubble tea?

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  • 1 and 3/4 Cup of tea - use 2.5 tbsp loose black tea leaves
  • 1/4 Cup of milk 
  • 1/4 Cup of ice cubes
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