Strawberry Milk Tea
Strawberry milk tea is a delicious fruity drink made with Boba balls that originated in Taiwan, milk, your favorite kind of tea, strawberries, and sweetener. This tea recipe is unique, but delicious. If you like tea, milk, tapioca, or strawberries, you will want to give this recipe a try!
Our tasty recipe for strawberry Boba milk tea is made using a few ingredients, and it will provide a delicious flavored drink for you to enjoy.
What is Bubble Tea?
Bubble tea is a type of tea that originated in Taiwan during the 1980s. What makes this tea so unique is that it is a tea that also contains different flavored tapioca balls in the bottom.
Although tapioca balls are the most common type of Boba used in bubble tea, other ingredients can be used to make these chewy balls as well. Because the tea contains these chewy balls it makes it have a unique twist on a classic tea.
The tapioca balls at the bottom appear like bubbles, it has also been dubbed the name bubble tea.
What Does Milk Tea Taste Like?
Milk tea has a combination of flavors including tea, chewy Boba balls, milk, and sometimes other flavoring added. Because of these various ingredients included, it has an overall flavor of milk, tea, and sweetener.
Now, let’s turn our attention specifically to strawberry milk tea, and how you can easily make a delicious Boba tea using our delicious recipe. This tasty strawberry Boba is very good, and one you don’t want to miss out on.
Strawberry Milk Tea Boba
Ingredients for Strawberry Boba Milk Tea
Tea. You can use any kind of tea that you wish. Any green tea and black tea are a few of the more common types of tea bags you can use, however, feel free to use your favorite type of tea to make this recipe.
Milk. Milk is another key ingredient in this recipe. You can use your favorite type of milk to make this recipe.
Our favorite is whole milk, but any type of milk can be used. You could even try using strawberry milk if you can find it, and not have to make the strawberry compote mixture that follows if desired.
Strawberries. We enjoy making our strawberries into a strawberry compote like mixture. To do this you will need fresh strawberries, granulated sugar, a bit of lemon juice, and a little cornstarch.
This mixture is cooked on your stove top, and then crushed if you like a little bit of chunkiness, or blended to make it smooth. The strawberry mixture is then added to your strawberry milk tea to make a delicious strawberry flavor for your tea.
Boba. Boba or tapioca pearls can be purchased or made from scratch. We like to use brown sugar Boba for this recipe, however, you can also find strawberry Boba and use it for this recipe if you prefer.
To make this from scratch you will need tapioca starch, brown sugar, and water. Or you can simply pick up premade Boba in the Asian foods section of your grocery store or order it online.
Sweetener. You may also want to use sweetener for your tea so that it is sweetened to your liking.
A very simple sweetener that you can use is simple syrup by mixing together granulated sugar and water. Or you can use honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar to sweeten your tea as well.
How To Make Strawberry Milk Tea
To make your strawberry milk tea, first begin by making your strawberry mixture. Mush or cut your strawberries into small pieces.
In a medium-size saucepan combine strawberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Heat stirring consistently until your mixture becomes liquid and begins to thicken lightly.
Remove from the heat and allow it to cool. You can even place your strawberry mixture into the fridge so that it chills if desired.
If you are using store-bought Boba follow the package instructions to heat it and then add brown sugar or honey as desired.
Allow to cool, then chill in the refrigerator if desired.
In a small saucepan add one cup of water and place your pan over medium heat. Allow the water to heat so it becomes hot and begins to simmer slightly. Add your teabag and allow it to seep for three minutes. Remove your tea bag and chill the tea.
Once all of your components are prepared and have had a chance to chill, it’s time to assemble your strawberry milk tea.
In a tall glass, add your prepared Boba pearls. Next, add approximately 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the strawberry mixture and 1/8 to 1/4 cup of your prepared tea, or to taste. Sweeten if you want simple syrup or your favorite sweetener. Now, it’s time to add your milk.
Stir to combine your tea, then top with fresh strawberries if desired. Serve your freshly prepared strawberry milk tea and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks:
Chill Components. We recommend allowing plenty of time for each component of your strawberry milk tea to fully chill in the refrigerator before assembling your tea.
Ice Optional. If desired, you can add ice to your tea, but it is completely optional. Please note that if you do add ice to your tea you will want to drink it quickly as the ice will dilute your tea as it melts.
Strawberry Shortcut. If you’re looking for a shortcut to make the process of preparing your strawberry milk tea go faster and easier, you can replace your milk and strawberry mixture with strawberry milk.
Room Temperature. Your strawberry milk tea should not be left at room temperature any longer than two hours before it goes bad.
If your tea is left at room temperature for two hours or more when the temperature is between 40°F and 90°F it should be thrown away. This time shortens to one hour if your room temperature is 90°F or above.
Refrigerator. Your prepared tea may also be stored in the refrigerator if desired. You can prepare your entire recipe by mixing it together in a pitcher, then storing it in the fridge for later.
If you are refrigerating your prepared tea, we recommend that you do not include ice.
Freezer. We do not recommend that you freeze strawberry milk tea as milk tends to separate once frozen.
There are many different variations of Boba milk tea that you can make and enjoy. Strawberry milk tea is one of our favorites because it is so delicious to enjoy.
Below are a few variations of this recipe that you could also make and enjoy if desired.
Strawberry Green Tea
Strawberry green tea can easily be made using this recipe and a bag of green tea.
Bubble Tea Smoothie
You could also make this recipe into a bubble tea smoothie if desired. To make it into a smoothie combine all of your ingredients except for the Boba pearls in a blender, ice, and blend until smooth. Mix in your tapioca balls after they have had a chance to chill, serve and enjoy!
Does bubble tea have caffeine?
Whether this recipe for milk tea contains caffeine or not depends on what type of tea bag you use. It is entirely up to you what type of tea you make this recipe with, and if it is caffeinated or decaf.
Where can I find boba?
You can find Boba or tapioca pearls in your local grocery store typically in the Asian food section, or you can order them online. You can also make them from scratch if desired.
Strawberry Boba Tea
Strawberry Boba tea is a delicious drink recipe. This drink with Boba pearls originated from Taiwan but is now loved all over the world. Making your milk tea with strawberries adds a delicious flavor to the tea and makes it most enjoyable. Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think!