Thai Bubble Tea

June 1, 2020

Written By: Adriana

Thai bubble tea is a favorite in boba tea shops! Here is my recipe and supplies for making excellent Thai bubble tea at home.

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You will need Thai tea mix, and I use this Thai Iced Tea Mix.

You will also need a fine mesh strainer, a fine-holed cheesecloth. I use this strainer.

I also keep BPA-free reusable boba straws for all our at-home boba cravings!

To make Thai Tea concentrate:

  • Add 1/2 cup of Thai Tea mix to 4 cups of boiling water. (This will make about 4 good-sized Thai Bubble Tea drinks)
  • Steep for 3-5 minutes, then strain into a large jar or pitcher.
  • While the tea is still warm, add the sugar. For half and half based drinks, add a little more than 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to Thai tea. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar.
  • If you're making drinks using condensed milk, use a little less than 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
  • Can be kept in the fridge for a couple weeks for all your Thai iced tea cravings.

To make half and half-based Thai bubble tea:

  • add tapioca pearls to glass
  • add ice
  • add thai iced tea concentrate to 3/4 full
  • add half and half to taste

To make condensed milk Thai bubble tea:

  • add 2-3 TB of condensed milk to glass
  • add thai iced tea concentrate, stir until milk is dissolved
  • add tapioca pearls and ice
  • add evaporated milk to top off

The full video tutorial can be found here:


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