Taro Milk Tea

taro milk tea

This is an easy and colorful taro milk tea recipe for boba tea lovers. Creamy, sweet, and chewy, this extremely popular Asian drink can be made at home in just 25 minutes.


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  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 green tea or black tea bag
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons taro powder
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking tapioca pearls
  • 1/4 cup milk or unsweetened oat milk


  1. Add the tea bag and sugar to the hot water and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the taro powder to the tea and stir until it has fully dissolved.
  2. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until the tea is cold.
  3. Transfer the taro tea to a serving cup and set aside.
  4. Bring a small pot of water to boil and add the tapioca pearls. When they float to the surface after a few seconds, lower the heat to a simmer and cook the pearls for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are soft and chewy.
  5. Drain the tapioca pearl and rinse them under cold water until they are cold. Drain well and add them to the taro tea.
  6. Add the milk and cover the cup with a lid if you are using a boba cup. Serve cold.


If you are not a big fan of tapioca pearls, swap them for coconut jelly, rainbow jelly, or popping boba pearls.


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