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Intro: Milk Tea

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

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.

Step 2: Make the Sugar Syrup

Sugar syrup is what sets milk tea apart from black tea with milk. This step should be done first, as it will take a long time to complete.

-Boil 1 cup of water in a pan (yes, a pan).
-Add 1/2 cup of white and 1/2 cup of brown sugar (You can experiment with ratios).
-Turn the temperature to low and allow it to cook until all the sugar crystals have dissolved, gently stirring every few minutes. It should take about 25 minutes until the sugar has fully dissolved.
-Put the sugar syrup into a cup and put it in the fridge for later.

I suggest doubling the recipe, as this will only make about 4 servings of tea.

Step 3: Make the Black Tea

This step is pretty easy, just make some tea.

-Boil 3/4 cup of water in a kettle.
-Put two bags of black tea into the cup (you can put one if you don't want too much tea flavour).
-Steep the tea for about 2 minutes.

Step 4: Mix the Ingredients

This is the second to last step (kinda).

-Mix the milk and ice into the blender.
-Pour in the black tea from the previous step.
-Put in 5 tablespoons of sugar syrup (experiment with this, you may think it is too sweet, or vice versa).
-Blend until it is a smooth texture, with few pieces of ice left.

Step 5: Enjoy!

You have successfully made a delicious beverage! Unless you failed.... then you didn't successfully make a delicious beverage. You may now drink and enjoy this light brown and oh-so-delicious beverage.

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    Serenitea Milk Tea

    2 years ago

    Tasty milk tea recipe! You can try out different milk tea flavors at http://iloveserenitea.com/

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    josieisacoolcat

    5 years ago on Step 5

    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

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    JohnJY

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is a very good Instructable, and is something I plan on making. (And can...)

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    fake_faux

    10 years ago on Step 5

    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.

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    SageMintofake_faux

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    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?

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    Whalemanfake_faux

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    I like taro, too! I found a place, bubble tea supply, that sells powder and tapioca. The tapioca is about $4 per pound.

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    Whalemanemergencydpt.com

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    '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'