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Taro Milk Tea Recipe (Taro Bubble Tea)

Taro Milk Tea also called Taro Bubble Tea is a sweet, chewy, and creamy purple-colored Taiwanese drink. It is prepared with Taro Root Powder, milkblack or green tea, and black Boba pearls. This Taro Milk tea is one of the versions of Bubble Tea that I have already shared in this blog.

The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Taro Milk Tea with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home. I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe to make the cooking process simple and clear. This Taro Bubble Tea is a perfect drink to enjoy on cold winter days or as iced on hot summer days.

Taro Milk Tea in a glass
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What is Taro Milk Tea?

Taro Milk Tea also called Taro Bubble tea is a sweet, creamy, and purple-colored drink loaded with flavors of Taro Root. It is usually prepared with Taro root powder, tapioca pearls, milk, and brewed green or black tea.

This Taro Bubble Tea tastes delicious similar to other variations of boba tea. And it has a thick and creamy texture due to the taro root’s starchy property. You can feel the starchiness in the drink only if you are using a fresh taro root but not in the powder version.

This Taro Boba Milk Tea is one of the must-try drinks and can be customized as per individual preferences. You can serve this warm tea on winter days or iced during hot summer days.

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Ingredients

The main ingredients you will need to make this Taro Milk Tea is Taro Root and the Boba for that bubbly look. Usually, fresh Taro roots are available in most Asian stores, and you can also use Taro Root Powder that is easily available in online stores.

Taro Milk Tea Ingredients
  • Taro Root Powder – I have used Taro root powder to make this bubble tea, but you can also use fresh taro root. But if you are using the root, then I have suggested how to use it in the below tips section
  • Boba Pearls – Here I have used instant black sugar Boba that cook usually in under 10 minutes
  • Black Tea or Green Tea – Classic Taro Milk Tea is usually consumed without tea but adding brewed black tea or green tea balance the sweetness of taro root. Here I have used loose leaf of black tea, but feel free to use green tea if thats handy to you
  • Milk – Full fat milk or half and half gives the reich and creamy texture to your boba drink
  • Sweetener – I have used minimal amount of brown sugar here and you can use sweetner of your choice. Note that store brought Taro powder usyally has good amount of sweet already in it, so make sure to add the sweetner accordingly

How to make Taro Milk Tea?

The recipe I have shared here is Taro Milk Tea which is also popularly known as Taro Bubble Tea. Here I have infused black tea decoction along with Taro Milk and the chewy tapioca boba pearls to enjoy the flavor of Taro, tea, and boba.

Taro Milk Tea in a Glass

Following are the high-level instructions to make this tea but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photo and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Cook the Boba – In a pan with medium heat, pour water and bring it to slight boil. Now add the black sugar Boba and allow it to boil for 2 minutes.
  • Simmer heat – Close the pan with lid and cook the Boba until it doubles in its size. Now remove the Boba pearls from the water and reserve it for later use. You can also keep the Boba in the water until you add them in the tea and this avoid turning them sticky
  • Brew the Tea – In a saucepan, with medium heat, pour water and add black tea leaves and brew it for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the tea and reserve it for later use. You can also use Jasmine green tea leaves. If you prefer not to use tea in this recipe, you can also skip adding the brewed tea
  • Making Taro Milk Tea – In a mug or glass, add 3 tsp of Taro Powder into warm milk and mix until it incorporates well. Now in a serving glass, Add in the Boba pearls, brown sugar, and filter the Brewed tea. Finally pour the prepared Taro milk and give a good mix
  • Serving – Serve this sweet and creamy Taro Milk Tea warm or you can also serve it cold by adding lot of ice cubes to your tea

Tips

  • For Creamy Texture – Adding full fat milk or half and half gives the rich and creamy texture to your drink but feel free to use milk of choice
  • Tea – Even though I have used black brewed tea to make this drink, you can also use green tea leaves to achieve simialr results
  • Caffeine-Free Version – You can also enjoy this drink just without the tea, and just adding Taro Milk and boba for a caffeine-free version
  • Without Taro Root Powder – This recipe is made using store brought Taro Root Powder but you can also use fresh Taro Root
  • Fresh Taro Root Process – If you are using the fresh Taro root, then I recommend you peel and cook the root thoroughly until it turns fork tender. Then mash and mix them well into the milk. Then add the sweetener of your choice and boba to enjoy the authentic taste and flavor of the drink
  • Sweetner – I have only used minimal amount of brown sugar, as the boba, taro powder are already sweetened but you can use sweetner of your choice. You can also use condensed milk to enjoy it as a sweet treat

Calories

The Taro Bubble or Milk Tea that I have shared here contains 108 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the calculator nutrition. The calorie count may vary if you change or alter any of the ingredients. You could also find the detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

This Tea tastes great when served immediately hot or iced. But you can store it in the refrigerator if you are planning to enjoy it as iced. But I suggest not to store it for more than 4 hours as the taro powder curls up and does not have the fresh taste and flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Taro Milk Tea or Bubble Tea hot or iced filled with a lot of ice cubes. You can also add extra frothed milk for the hot version.

You could also find similar drinks below and more at Tea Recipes and Winter Drinks.

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Taro Milk Tea Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Taro Milk Tea Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a delicious fancy drink at home. And you could also find this recipe in story format.

📖 Recipe

Taro Milk Tea (Taro Bubble Tea) in a glass

Taro Milk Tea (Taro Bubble Tea)

Yield:
2 cup

Prep time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
15 minutes

Taro Milk Tea also called Taro Bubble Tea is a sweet, chewy, and creamy purple-colored Taiwanese drink. It is prepared with Taro Root Powder, milk, black or green tea, and black boba pearls. This Taro Bubble Tea is a perfect drink to enjoy on cold winter days or as iced on hot summer days.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Black Boba, instant

  • 1 tsp Black Tea, loose-leaf or green tea

  • 1 cup Milk

  • 3 + 2 cup Water

  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar

  • 2 tsp Taro Root Powder

Notes

  1. For Creamy Texture – Adding full-fat milk or half and half gives the rich and creamy texture to your drink but feel free to use milk of choice
  2. Tea – Even though I have used black brewed tea to make this drink, you can also use green tea leaves to achieve similar results
  3. Caffeine-Free Version – You can also enjoy this drink just without the tea, and just by adding Taro Milk and boba for a caffeine-free version
  4. Without Taro Root Powder – This recipe is made using store brought Taro Root Powder but you can also use fresh Taro Root
  5. Fresh Taro Root Process – If you are using the fresh Taro root, then I recommend you peel and cook the root thoroughly until it turns fork tender. Then mash and mix them well into the milk. Then add the sweetener of your choice and boba to enjoy the authentic taste and flavor of the drink
  6. Sweetener – I have only used a minimal amount of brown sugar, as the boba, taro powder are already sweetened but you can use the sweetener of your choice. You can also use condensed milk to enjoy it as a sweet treat

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 108Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Taro Milk Tea?

Taro Milk Tea also called Taro Bubble Tea is a classical, sweet and creamy Taiwanese drink. It is made with Black Tapioca pearls, taro root powder, black or green tea leaves, milk, and sweetener. This Taro Bubble Tea is usually served warm or iced according to individual preferences.

What does Taro Boba Tea taste like?

It tastes sweet, creamy, and slightly vanilla-like flavor. If the Taro Milk tea is infused with black or green tea, then you can also feel the taste and flavor of it.

Does Taro Milk Tea have caffeine?

The I have shared here contains caffeine as I have added brewed tea here, but you can also skip the brewed tea for a caffeine-free drink.

What are the calories in Taro Milk Tea?

The Taro Bubble or Milk Tea that I have shared here contains 108 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the calculator nutrition. The calorie count may vary if you change or alter any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card above.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!