Green Tea Boba (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea)

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Green Tea Boba (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea) is a delightful blend of matcha green tea, milk, and tapioca pearls. Make it at home using my easy recipe.

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Green tea boba served in a glass.
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About Green Tea Boba (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea)

Green Tea Boba (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea, Green Bubble Tea) is a refreshing drink that can freshen you up on a hot summer day.

Matcha tea is mixed with milk, ice, and tapioca pearls to make this delightful Green Boba Tea. It has creaminess from milk, sweetness from sugar, and an earthy taste from the matcha green tea powder.

Ingredients

Green tea boba recipe ingredients - water, milk, matcha tea mix and sugar.
Boba cooking ingredients - water, honey, sugar and dried boba pearls.

Matcha Green Tea – It is a green tea powder that is quite popular in East Asia. Use high-quality matcha green tea powder for the best taste.

You can get it in any large grocery store or order it online.

Boba (Tapioca Pearls) – You can find dried boba pearls in the Asian section of any grocery store. You can also order these online.

Milk – I used regular dairy milk to make this drink, but you can use plant-based milk, such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc., to make it vegan.

Sugar – Adjust according to your taste. You can also use honey or maple syrup to sweeten the tea.

How To Make Green Tea Boba

Cook The Boba Pearls

Add 2 cups of water and ½ cup granulated white sugar to a pan.

Water and sugar added to a pan.

Heat over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low.

Add ½ cup of boba pearls to the pan and cook for 15 minutes.

Boba pearls added to boiling water.

Switch off the heat, add 4 tablespoon honey to the pan, and stir well.

Honey added to the pan.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the pearls soak in for 30 minutes.

Cooked boba pearls soaking in syrup.

Prepare The Matcha Tea

Add 1 teaspoon matcha green tea, 2 tablespoon sugar, and ¼ cup of cold water to a blender and blend until smooth.

Matcha green tea, sugar and water added to a blender.
Smooth paste made.

Assemble The Tea

Using a slotted spoon, divide the boba pearls from the syrup between the two glasses.

Cooked boba pearls added to a glass.

Add a few ice cubes to each glass.

Ice cubes added to the glass.

Top the glasses with 1 cup of milk.

Milk added to the glass.

Now pour the green tea mixture over the milk and stir well.

Matcha green tea poured in the glass.

Serve immediately, along with a large boba tea straw. These straws assist you in sucking up the tapioca balls from the bottom of your drink. Sip them through the straw and chew them in your mouth before swallowing them with your drink.

Pro Tips By Neha

This tea cannot be assembled in advance; however, you can cook the boba pearls, prepare the green tea, and refrigerate it for up to a day. Then assemble it just before serving.

The matcha green tea doesn’t mix with the liquid very quickly. Hence, blending it in a blender with water makes the process more accessible, and you get a smooth tea paste.

You can use the leftover syrup to make cocktails or mocktails.

Please increase the quantity if you like more boba pearls in your tea.

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Green Tea Boba (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea) is a delightful blend of matcha green tea, milk, and tapioca pearls. Make it at home using my easy recipe (vegetarian, gluten-free).
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Green Tea Boba Recipe (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea)

Green Tea Boba (Matcha Milk Bubble Tea) is a delightful blend of matcha green tea, milk, and tapioca pearls. Make it at home using my easy recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

To Cook The Boba Pearls

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup dried boba pearls
  • 4 tablespoons honey (replace with sugar for vegan)

For The Tea

  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup cold water

For Assembling The Tea

  • matcha tea mixture
  • 2 cups milk
  • strained cooked boba pearls
  • ice cubes (as required)
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Instructions 

Cook The Boba Pearls

  • Add water and sugar to a pan.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Add boba pearls to the pan and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and add honey to the pan and stir well.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the pearls soak in for 30 minutes.

Prepare The Matcha Tea

  • Add matcha green tea, sugar, and water to a blender and blend until everything comes together.

Assemble The Tea

  • Take out the boba pearls from the syrup using a slotted spoon and divide them between the two glasses.
  • Add a few ice cubes to each glass.
  • Top the glasses with 1 cup of milk.
  • Now pour the green tea mixture over the milk and stir well.
  • Serve immediately along with a large boba tea straw. These straws assist you in sucking up the tapioca balls from the bottom of your drink. Sip them through the straw and then chew them in your mouth before swallowing them with your drink.

Video

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Notes

This tea cannot be assembled in advance. However, you can cook the boba pearls, prepare the green tea, and refrigerate them for up to a day. Then assemble it just before serving.
The matcha green tea doesn’t mix with the liquid very quickly. Hence blending it in a blender with water makes the process more accessible, and you get a smooth tea paste.
You can use the leftover syrup to make cocktails or mocktails.
If you like more boba pearls in your tea, feel free to increase the quantity.
I used regular dairy milk to make this drink, but you can use plant-based milk, such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc., to make it vegan.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal, Carbohydrates: 104g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 107mg, Potassium: 393mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 71g, Vitamin A: 395IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 318mg, Iron: 1mg
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