Jasmine milk tea is a great way to cool down this summer.
This refreshing and delicious bubble tea tastes just as nice as store bought bubble (boba) tea and doesn’t cost as much!
Sip back and enjoy the fragrant and relaxing taste of jasmine milk tea. The perfect morning pick me up or thirst-quenching drink after a long day.
Jasmine milk tea is a simple yet delicious bubble tea recipe that can be made in no time.
It takes little effort, and allows you to enjoy milk tea in the comfort of your own home.
Jasmine bubble tea can be made hot or cold, with or without tapioca (boba) pearls, it’s up to you!
What is Jasmine Tea?
Jasmine tea is a type of green tea which has been scented with jasmine blossoms.
These jasmine blossoms are what gives jasmine tea its floral aroma and unique taste.
Higher quality jasmine teas mix dry tea leaves with jasmine flowers. This way the tea leaves naturally absorb the scent of the jasmine.
Lower quality jasmine teas are usually produced by using artificial or natural essential oils.
Some varieties of jasmine teas include loose leaf jasmine green tea, jasmine dragon pearls tea, and jasmine silver needles.
For this recipe you can use any kind of jasmine tea that you like. It can be in loose leaf form, or in tea bag form.
If you are unsure on how to brew your tea, follow your packet instructions. The longer you brew your tea, the stronger that it’s flavor will be.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This jasmine milk tea recipe tastes just as good as storebought bubble tea.
- Quick and easy to make bubble tea in your own home.
- No fancy equipment needed.
- 6 ingredients are needed to make this jasmine bubble tea.
- Enjoy this milk tea hot or cold, any time of the year.
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Jasmine Tea: Teabag or loose leaf.
- Tapioca (boba) pearls: Use quick cooking boba pearls.
- Dark brown sugar: Or sweetener of choice. If you don’t have dark brown sugar, you can use light brown sugar. Alternatively, you can use a brown sugar syrup to sweeten your drink.
- Milk of choice: If you use a sweetened plant based milk, you will need to adjust the overall sweetness of the drink.
This recipe for jasmine milk tea serves 2. The recipe ingredients can easily be adjusted to suit how many serves you need.
Step One: Brew the jasmine tea to your liking. The longer you brew your tea, the stronger the tea flavor you will have.
I recommend brewing your tea for 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
Step Two: In a medium saucepan, cook the tapioca (boba) pearls according to packet instructions.
Once cooked, drain and rinse the tapioca. Then mix through the sugar.
Step Three: In a serving glass, add half the tapioca pearls. Then add half of the brewed tea and then ½ of the milk. If desired, add ice cubes. Stir.
Step Four: Repeat step 3 for the remaining ingredients. Serve.
Tips for Success
- If you don’t have dark brown sugar, you can substitute for a sweetener of your choice. For example, you could use maple syrup, artificial sweetener, or even honey, or a brown sugar syrup.
- This recipe can be made with any kind of milk, both dairy or non-dairy.
- You can leave out the tapioca pearls if preferred.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $1.20 for 2 serves or $0.60 a serve
You can make this jasmine milk tea in advance; however, it is best to make the tapioca pearls on the day you want to drink it.
When you store jasmine milk tea, it is best to strain the tapioca pearls from the tea and store the liquid in a bottle or sealed jar in the fridge for up to 7 days.
When you want to drink the tea, make fresh tapioca pearls.
This is because the tapioca pearls become hard when not consumed straight away.
Likewise, if you keep them in the liquid, they can still become hard and swell up.
Yes, most varieties of jasmine tea have caffeine. If you want to make this recipe without caffeine, you can use a decaffeinated jasmine tea variety.
Yes, you can have jasmine tea with milk. You can make jasmine milk tea which is a tasty and refreshing drink.
Made this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below! We'd love to hear how it turned out.
Jasmine Milk Tea
- 2 teabags of jasmine tea or 1 to ½ teaspoons loose leaf jasmine tea
- 400 ml hot water to brew your tea
- ¼ cup (45 grams, 1.59 ounces) tapioca (boba) pearls quick cooking
- 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar or dark muscovado sugar, or more to taste
- Ice cubes optional
- 1 cup milk of choice
- Brew the jasmine tea to your liking. The longer you brew your tea, the stronger the tea flavor you will have. I recommend your brew your tea for 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
- In a medium saucepan, cook the tapioca (boba) pearls according to packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse the tapioca. Then mix through the sugar.
- In a serving glass, add half the tapioca pearls. Then add half of the brewed tea and then ½ of the milk. If desired, add ice cubes. Stir.
- Repeat step 3 for the remaining ingredients. Serve.