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Hong Kong Milk Tea Bubble Tea

A simple homemade recipe for HK Milk Tea Bubble Tea -- strong black tea, creamy condensed milk, and hand-rolled tapioca pearls.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 165kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 tablespoon finely ground ceylon black tea
  • 3 C hot boiling water
  • 3 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ C tapioca/boba pearls
  • grass jelly optional


  • Place the tea into a tea pot with a mesh strainer. Pour the boiled water over top of the tea. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the condensed milk into a clean heat-proof jar. Strain the tea into the jar with the condensed milk and give it a stir.
  • Leave to cool and chill in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
  • When ready to serve, add in the tapioca/boba pearls into a glass, add some ice cubes, and pour the HK milk tea over top. Stick in a wide straw and serve.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg