Royal Milk Tea Recipe – ロイヤルミルクティー

Japanese royal milk tea

The sweet and full bodied taste of royal milk tea makes it the perfect beverage to enjoy on a cold day at home with your favorite afternoon snack. 


  • 2 black teabags (such as Assam, Ceylon, or English Breakfast). If you are using a teapot, use 2 tablespoons of loose dark tea leaves such as Assam, Ceylon, or English Breakfast.
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (use 2% or whole milk for a creamier texture), or unsweetened oat milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or more if you prefer sweeter


  1. Bring the water and milk to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer, with the water barely bubbling.
  2. Add the sugar and stir.
  3. Add the teabags, cover the pot with a lid and steep for 3 minutes, up to 5 minutes for a stronger tea.
  4. Divide the tea among 2 teacups and serve.


For leftovers, or to drink later: Refrigerate in a jug or cup. Reheat or drink cold.


Keywords: Hot beverage, afternoon tea

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