If you’ve ever tasted Japanese bubble tea before, you know that there are many different flavours and colours. My favourite includes taro milk tea because the purple colour looks amazing and the taste is mildly sweet with a hint of vanilla.
Every time we travel, we love to try a different flavour of bubble tea. In today’s recipe I wanted to share with you how to make your own taro milk tea at home using taro milk powder and tapioca pearls.
Whilst you can make your own taro powder at home, it’s much easier and cost effective to buy it from a specialist suppliers to make your own taro milk bubble tea at home.
2 tablespoons taro powder
1 tablespoon black tea leaves
1/2 cup milk or cream (regular or plant based)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup tapioca pearls
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
Ingredients Shopping List
Great value taro powder to make several bubble teas. Natural taro powder with a purple colour to help you to create your own bubble tea at home.
If you don’t have any bubble tea ingredients at home, this is an excellent starter pack as it includes everything you need to make your bubble tea – the taro powder, already prepared and cooked tapioca pearls and handy recipes. Everything is measured out, which makes this set convenient and easy to use.
This tapioca pearls pack saves time as the pearls are pre-cooked and ready to be used in your bubble tea. These pearls are large size and dark colour, perfect for standing out against the milk colour in your tea.
Blend of loose tea leaves specifically for milk teas. Rich and deep flavour, these tea leaves are perfect for making your bubble tea.
Make your bubble tea authentic by preparing this drink into an authentically looking cups. This eco-friendly tumbler with leakproof bamboo lid is not only practical, but also stylish. Includes wide stainless steel straw and cleaning brush and also makes a perfect bubble tea gift set.
To make sure you can eat your tapioca pearls easily, you need to have large bubble tea straws, that are wide enough to allow the tapioca pearls though. These are a fun way to eat your tapioca pearls.
How to make taro milk tea recipe
In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and add your choice of tea leaves.
Continue to simmer the tea for 5 minutes (a little less, depending on how strong you like your tea), making sure that your tea doesn’t become too bitter
Pour the tea through a sieve and measure out about 1/2 cup per portion.
Add the taro powder to the hot tea and stir until it’s dissolved.
Add the honey or other type sugar of your choice.
Add the milk and mix in.
Add the tapioca pearls.
To cool down the tea, add the ice cubes or pour the tea over them in a large tall glass.
Add a thick straw or a long teaspoon and enjoy your drink!
Everything you ever wanted to know about Taro Milk Tea
What is taro?
Taro is a plant, that’s dried and finely milled to make a powder, which is used for making bubble tea. Taro plant has many other uses, for example the taro roots are used in many ways like a potatoes, as a side dish, mashed or to add as a thickener to food.
What does taro milk tea taste like?
This drink has a milky flavour with a hit of floral and vanilla notes. It’s refreshing tea/drink, which is drank cold usually with a plenty of ice-cubes.
Is taro milk always served cold?
Yes usually it is, but there is no reason, why you couldn’t serve taro milk warm or leave out the ice cubes to make sure it’s not that cold for you.
Why is taro milk tea purple?
The purple colour comes from the taro powder, which is coloured whilst being manufactured. Natural taro plant is white inside, but the purple colour is added during the manufacturing process.
Is taro milk tea dairy free?
No, not normally, but it can be made dairy free by using plant based milks, such as almond, soya, dairy-free milk.
Taro Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls
- 2 tablespoons taro powder
- 1 tablespoon black tea leaves
- 1/2 cup milk or cream (regular or plant based)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup tapioca pearls
- 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and add your choice of tea leaves.
- Continue to simmer the tea for 5 minutes (little less, depending on how strong you like your tea).
- Pour the tea through a sieve and measure out about 1/2 cup per portion.
- Add the taro powder to the hot tea and stir until it's dissolved.
- Add the honey or other type sugar of your choice.
- Add the milk and mix in.
- Add the tapioca pearls.
- To cool down the tea, add the ice cubes or pour the tea over them in a large tall glass.
- Add a thick straw or a long teaspoon and enjoy your drink!