Floral and fragrant Jasmine flowers permeate this light green tea, sweetened with honey. A little milk adds creaminess to a refreshing and uplifting drink.
What is Jasmine tea?
Jasmine tea is (usually) a green tea that includes dried jasmine flowers layered with the tea leaves.
I talk a little more about how jasmine tea is made in my Jasmine Ice Cream post.
What does it taste like?
It has a pleasant fragrant and floral taste.
Where to find Jasmine tea?
You can find Jasmine tea in Asian grocery stores or specialty tea stores.
Ingredients you'll need
This tea is really simple to make. The hardest part is letting the tea cool overnight.
- hot water: at about 180F degrees, for optimal brewing temperature
- loose leaf jasmine green tea: if you can't find jasmine green tea in particular, you can use any loose leaf green tea you have
- honey: or sweetener to your taste
- milk: you can use any milk or dairy-free alternative that you like, although I prefer a creamier milk such as macadamia nut milk rather than oat milk
- jasmine flowers: dried jasmine flowers are beige-coloured flowers that will further reinforce the jasmine floral flavour in the tea (optional).
How to make the tea
Add the tea leaves to a tea pot.
Boil the water and cool to 180F.
Pour the water over the tea leaves and leave to steep for 2-3 minutes.
Add honey (or sweetener) to a heat-safe jar.
Pour the tea into the jar and give it a stir to dissolve the honey.
Add 1 C of milk to the tea and stir.
Add 1 tablespoon of dried jasmine flowers to the tea, give it another stir and let cool.
Cover with a lid and place in the fridge to cool overnight.
When ready to serve, strain out the jasmine flowers and give it a stir.
Add cooked tapioca boba pearls to a tall glass (optional).
Add crushed ice, pour in jasmine milk tea and serve.
How to store the tea?
Keep the jasmine milk tea in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Do I need to add milk to the tea?
No, you can omit the milk if you prefer a "cleaner" jasmine tea taste.
Why is the honey/sweetener added while the tea is hot?
This is so that the honey dissolves evenly in the hot tea.
Can I omit the tapioca pearls?
Sure. You can replace the tapioca pearls with grass jelly, coconut jelly, or omit them entirely.
Other drink recipes you may like
Iced Lavender Blueberry Jasmine Tea
No-Churn Jasmine Tea Ice Cream
Mango Jasmine and Butterfly Pea Pearl Bubble Tea
Floral, refreshing and delicious, this Jasmine Milk Tea will be your summer-time go to drink!
Let me know if you try it out -- tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment/rating below.
Jasmine Milk Tea
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- 3 tablespoon loose leaf jasmine green tea
- 2 C hot water
- 1-2 tablespoon honey or sweetener of choice
- 1 C milk or non-dairy alternative
- 1 tablespoon dried jasmine flowers optional
- tapioca boba pearls optional
- crushed ice
- Add the loose tea leaves to a large tea pot.
- Boil the water and cool to 180°F/82°C.
- Pour the water over the tea leaves and leave to steep for 2-3 minutes.
- Add honey (or sweetener) to a heat-safe jar.
- Pour the tea into the jar and give it a stir to dissolve the honey.
- Add 1 C of milk to the tea and stir.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dried jasmine flowers to the tea, give it another stir and let cool.
- Cover with a lid and place in the fridge to cool overnight.
- When ready to serve, strain out the jasmine flowers and give it a stir.
- Add cooked tapioca boba pearls to a tall glass (optional).
- Add crushed ice, pour in jasmine milk tea and serve.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
This was so good! I love the boba in it so much and it had such great flavor.
Thank you Shanna! Glad you enjoyed the drink! 🙂
I love a good bubble tea and this recipe is excellent!
Thank you kindly Agnieszka! It's a favourite around here too 🙂
Oh yum! This sounds so refreshing. And I LOVE boba. 🙂
The texture of the boba pearls really puts this drink over the top - what an amazing drink that I love making at home!
Such a delicious milk tea! It sounds absolutely amazing with the addition of the jasmine tea and the tapioca pearls. Yum!
David @ Spiced
I haven't played around with jasmine tea too much, but this recipe is totally calling to me! Laura absolutely loves bubble tea, and I'm fairly certain she would love this tea!
You should definitely make it for Laura! 😀 Thanks David!
Tasia ~ two sugar bugs
This tea looks so refreshing! Perfect for these warm days we have been having!
Yes, hope you've been enjoying the sunshine, Tasia! 🙂
Heidi | The Frugal Girls
I am a big fan of the health benefits of green tea, and now with the help of your recipe I have a way to make it taste good too. Thanks!
Yay, glad to hear it Heidi! 🙂
Katherine | Love In My Oven
How pretty!! This is a tea I'd probably spend $6 for to buy so why not make my own!? The flavor sounds wonderful!
So true, and it's so easy to make at home! Thanks Katherine! 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Jasmine has such a unique flavour and I just know I would love this milk tea! Seems like the perfect thing to enjoy for a mid-morning or afternoon snack!
Thanks Dawn, it's got such an uplifting floral scent! 🙂 The perfect pick me up indeed.
This looks good! Reminds me of Gong Cha
Loved this recipe! Tastes exactly like my go-to boba order - green milk tea with pearls 🙂 just not as sweet which I love.
Thanks so much for your feedback, Katherine! Loved seeing your creation on Instagram too! 🙂