Classic Jasmine Milk Tea (Boba Tea) Recipe

jasmine milk tea

Hey, you all, I want to know, have you guys been into trying new tea drinks these days? I am asking because I have new exciting recipes for you all to try! And one of them is — Jasmine Milk Tea.

Jasmine milk tea, or jasmine bubble tea, is a popular drink made using a tea base scented with “Jasminun Sambac” flowers. It’s super easy & quick to make and has been pending long in my menu list!

However, if you want to try other boba tea recipes, then you must read recipes like Okinawa Milk Tea and Thai Milk Tea. All these bubble tea drinks are perfect for hot summer days & you can even enjoy their hot version in the chilly winter season!

This jasmine milk tea is much cheaper, tastier & more convenient than heading to the boba shops & buying one for yourself! Moreover, you can even amaze your guests when they visit you with this refreshing & creamy drink, made with love!

How To Make Jasmine Milk Tea?

Jasmine Milk Tea

Jasmine Milk Tea Recipe

Simantini Singh Deo
Jasmine milk tea is a flavourful & rich boba drink that can be made in less time with just a few ingredients! Amazing, right? So, let’s read the whole recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Taiwanese
Servings 6 people


  • 2 Large Saucepans
  • Tall Serving Glasses


  • 3 Cups Of Tapioca Pearls
  • 2 Cups Of Water
  • 9 Jasmine Green Tea Bags
  • 9 Cups Of Whole Milk
  • Condensed Milk/Evaporated Milk/Cream Optional
  • Sugar Or Honey To Taste Optional
  • Few Ice Cubes For Cold Version


  • Start by adding the water into a large saucepan and bring it to a boil. Now, add the tapioca pearls and cook them over medium heat.
  • Stir often to avoid sticking the pearls to each other. Once the pearls start to float, they are cooked, but let them boil for a few more minutes and then turn off the heat.
  • In another large saucepan, add the milk and heat it over low to medium heat. Remember not to let it boil as it might split.
  • Once it starts to simmer and is hot, add the jasmine green tea bags, let it steep for 3 to 4 minutes, and then withdraw the tea bags. Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Take the tall serving glasses, put in the cooked tapioca pearls equally, and then pour the freshly brewed jasmine tea over the pearls.
  • Now add any sweetener of your preference, like sugar or honey, and give it a nice stir.
  • Lastly, add a splash of condensed milk, evaporated milk or cream, whichever is your preference, into the tea for extra richness.
  • Jasmine milk tea is ready to be served and enjoyed!

For Iced Jasmine Milk Tea

  • Brew the jasmine milk tea as mentioned above, and then add the sweetener of your choice. Mix well. (When the tea is hot, it becomes easy for the sugar to dissolve).
  • Allow it to cool down and then refrigerate it for 1 or 2 hours.
  • Just before serving tea, cook the tapioca pearls. Now, add the boba balls, condensed milk and a few ice cubes into the glasses.
  • Then pour the chilled jasmine milk tea over them, and stir well.
  • Top it up with some freshly whipped cream and serve immediately!


  • To make this tea, you can use dairy or non-dairy milk. Try to avoid using coconut milk here as it will taste all coconuty!
  • Do not steep the jasmine green tea leaves for more than 5 minutes, as the taste will get bitter. 
  • If you are adding condensed milk, evaporated milk, or some cream, just remember to reduce the quantity of sweetener. 
  • If you prefer, you can even replace the tapioca pearls with mango pudding. 
  • If you want this drink to be as vibrant as green milk tea, you can add a tiny amount of match powder. 
  • Boba tea is always served with a big straw to get tapioca pearls & the tea in each sip. 
Keyword Jasmine Milk Tea

Shelf Life

Jasmine milk tea is best when it’s prepared and served fresh; however, if you want to make it ahead of time, then prepare the jasmine green tea, and it can be stored for at least 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Remember that when tapioca pearls begin to cool down, they will become hard. Also, Chinese people do not like preparing tea ahead of time or keeping it overnight because they believe it’s not good for you! And I personally also make the tea when I want to have it!


The sweetness that comes from the tapioca pearls, when combined with the jasmine tea and milk, gives you a perfect tea drink for an afternoon delight anytime! Its subtle floral taste & creamy texture will impress you a lot, and you will keep returning to this recipe! And well, do let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.


What Is Jasmine Milk Tea Made Of?

Jasmine milk tea, or jasmine bubble tea, is made using a few ingredients such as jasmine green tea, milk, condensed milk, and tapioca pearls.

What Do Jasmine Milk Tea Tastes Like?

Jasmine milk tea has a fresh floral aroma, which is refreshing, and a creamy & rich texture because of the addition of the condensed milk. The sweetness of boba pearls also enhances the taste of the tea.

Is Jasmine Milk Tea Caffeine-Free?

So, jasmine milk tea is prepared using tea bases like green tea or black tea leaves, which contain caffeine but not as compared to coffee. Therefore, it’s not completely caffeine-free!

Can I Skip Adding Boba Pearls?

If you don’t prefer adding tapioca pearls to your jasmine milk tea, then you can omit using them in your drink.

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