How to Make Milk Tea


Milk tea is a catch-all term for a number of drinks, including bubble teas, tea lattes, and other sweetened tea and milk-based drinks. When making milk tea at home, you’ll need to experiment a bit to figure out exactly what you find exciteaing! Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your Milk Tea experience!

  • When brewing your tea make sure you’re brewing it at double strength, using around 2 tsp of tea for every 8 oz of water you’re brewing. This will allow you to add lots of milk to your drink and not lose the flavor of the tea itself!
  • Try to make your drinks with a 1:1 milk to coffee ratio. If you’re using double strength tea this will allow you to evenly balance the flavor of the tea with the flavor of the milk.
  • If you’re looking to make an iced milk tea, let the drink cool down in the fridge instead of pouring it over ice. This will prevent it from becoming watered down as the ice melts.
  • Experiment with different types of milk! Oat milk or almond milk make for great non-dairy alternatives to the traditional milks, and condensed milk will add a sweet and creamy flavor to your cup.
  • Be careful of the type of tea you’re using! Green teas, oolong teas, and black teas are generally the best to add to milk. High acidity teas, such as hibiscus teas, are likely to curdle dairy milks and make non-dairy milks separate.
  • Sweeten your teas as you see fit. Some may love an unsweetened milk tea while others might enjoy a flavored simple syrup or natural honey sweetener.