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Milk tea is a very sweet tea that is often used in Boba. Boba is a drink consisting of tea and balls of tapioca and honey. This instructable, however, will only tell you how to make the tea. I will hopefully update it as soon as I can procure adequate tapioca balls to make the boba.

You can find some supplies such as flavor powders and tapioca balls at the Bubble Tea Supply website.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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For this instructable you will need the following:
-3/4 Black Tea
-5 Tablespoons of Sugar Syrup (More or less to taste)
-A Little Less than 2 Cups of Ice Cubes
-1/2 Cup of Milk (More or less to taste)
-A blender
-Various Measuring Utensils

For the sugar syrup you will need 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of white and 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Do not worry, I will tell you how to make the sugar syrup.
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so milk and tea
Whaleman (author)  Newell_Jalynn1 year ago
very sugar
Nice recipe, I just tried it with a couple of variations. Instead of the sugar syrup, I used honey. Then, I only used one tea bag, which I found out was a mistake; there wasn't enough tea flavor (it's good but, it's too subtle for what I want). I'll try two tea bags next time :)
I whipped a ton of air into the mixture, which produces a lot of foam -- I wasn't expecting that at all. I think it's 'cause I used a regular tall blender. The foam is nice though, a happy accident
Hmm....would it be okay to use rice milk..?
Oo magic bullet=)
It's called ''Milky Brew''.
halberdear5 years ago
Mmm...This is good!

Hey, where'd it all go? 
Whaleman (author)  halberdear5 years ago
Oh no! Did the Easter bunny steal it?
halberdear5 years ago
 Black tea is just the plain, regular kind of tea, right?
Whaleman (author)  halberdear5 years ago
Yes, similar to English Breakfast Tea.
Darren.5 years ago
JohnJY5 years ago
This is a very good Instructable, and is something I plan on making. (And can...)
Whaleman (author)  JohnJY5 years ago
Thanks. Poe is one of the best poets, isn't he?
fake_faux7 years ago
I LOVE drinking taro bubble tea at Jen Cafe on Newport place, China Town , London. I make a mango version at home and the brand of tapioca pearls I use is manufactured by WuFuYuan (www.wufuyuan.net). Hope this is of some help.
That sounds delicious! I've tried a mango boba slush at the Lollicup in my town. I've been having difficulty finding a recipe for the regular tea. Would you mind posting the recipe for your mango boba tea?
Whaleman (author)  fake_faux7 years ago
I like taro, too! I found a place, bubble tea supply, that sells powder and tapioca. The tapioca is about $4 per pound.
How much milk?!
Whaleman (author)  emergencydpt.com6 years ago
'For this instructable you will need the following:
-3/4 Black Tea
-5 Tablespoons of Sugar Syrup (More or less to taste)
-A Little Less than 2 Cups of Ice Cubes
-1/2 Cup of Milk (More or less to taste)
-A blender
-Various Measuring Utensils'
ILIKEPIE3336 years ago
looks good, I'll have to make it sometime
ILIKEPIE3336 years ago
you have a magic bullet too?
Whaleman (author)  ILIKEPIE3336 years ago
Sorta. It's starting to wear out. We use it a lot.
We havent used ours very much, at all... it seemed like a good idea to get it at the time...
I found this link for supplies <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bubbleteasupply.com/store/store.php3">http://www.bubbleteasupply.com/store/store.php3</a><br/>
Whaleman (author)  porcupinemamma6 years ago
I found that site almost exactly a year ago, though it'd probably be a good idea to put a link in there somewhere.
Pandatracks6 years ago
Mmmm this recipe is delicious, I just made some! Thanks!
Kaiven7 years ago
hmm... nice and the syrup might be useful in other drinks too. is there a way to flavor the syrup?
Whaleman (author)  Kaiven7 years ago
Maybe by boiling something else with the sugar and more sugar, but it has a pretty strong flavor, being a 1 to 1 ratio of sugar to water.
Kaiven Whaleman7 years ago
boiling something... like boil 1/3 grapes, 1/3 sugar, 1/3 water? the grapes might make it watery, and i was thinking that it would be SOOOOOO easy if i just put flavor in corn syrup. after all, corn syrup is mostly sugar water (i think) one sec, lemme go check... well, i just checked trhe label. it is very NOT helpful. it said light cornsyrup is made with light cornsyrup,highfructose cornsyrup, sugar, and real vanilla. well i guess i could use it to get the syrup consistancy...
Whaleman (author)  Kaiven7 years ago
I wouldn't do a third, and boiling stuff doesn't usually give flavor. I was thinking just adding a packet of a kind of tea or something, but I don't know how well that would work. Like I said, the flavor of sugar is pretty strong, especially in such quantities as to make the water a syrupy consistency.
Kaiven Whaleman6 years ago
Kool-Aid powder and corn syrup! Or my Mango Iced Tea powder and corn syrup!
Kaiven Whaleman7 years ago
hmmm........ well i dont know what to say. try again later (brain fried)
popomaster7 years ago
my aunt works in a place that sells bubble tea only! It taste so awesome! :D Also, I have tried this before, it tastes really good
kaerius7 years ago
is sugar syrup the same thing as maple syrup?
Whaleman (author)  kaerius7 years ago
No. It has no maple flavouring. It consists of, as the instructable says, 1/4 white sugar, 1/4 brown sugar, and 1/2 water that has been cooked in a pan for awhile.
apples!!!!!7 years ago
i like boba :)
you know me7 years ago
NICE FIND i love this drink! thanks
Mmmmm.... Kirkland Signature milk. I love Costco.
Whaleman (author)  bobo_the_clown7 years ago
The best kind there is!
It's Bubble Tea!!! (Without the bubbles, of course) Man, I've only ever bought the stuff, but it's nectar of the gods.
Whaleman (author)  Sergeant Crayon7 years ago
Indeed it is nectar of the gods! I need to find some of the 1/4" tapioca balls for the boba; I have recipes for lots of weird stuff, but I don't have the ingredients : (
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