Thai Iced Tea with Boba

Thai Iced Tea with Boba

Thai Iced Tea is one of my favorite asian drinks! When you add boba (tapioca pearls), it’s even better! The strong, sweet tea topped with milk goes well with spicy food and is perfect to serve during hot days. If you’re having guests over this summer, try serving them Thai Iced Tea!

This recipe makes about 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup Thai Tea
  • 3 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup Boba (optional)
  • evaporated milk (to top)
  • sweetened condensed milk (to top)

Things You'll Need

Cooking Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a kettle or pot. Add Tea and turn off heat. Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Use a Thai tea filter or fine-mesh strainer and pour the brew into a large pitcher. Add sugar to the hot tea and mix well. Let the tea cool down then cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Cook the boba (tapioca pearls) according to package directions.
  2. Put some of the cooked boba into a glass. Now fill it up with ice and pour the cooled tea leaving room for milk. Top with a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk and 2 to 3 tablespoon of evaporated milk if desired. Serve with fat Bubble Tea Straws and let your guests stir their drinks.
  • http://twitter.com/hoikelll Aailyah Bernier

    I had a question, what type of camera/lens or setup do you use for your photos? All of your photos are very well done with lighting and clarity, I was wondering what type of equipment you were using!

  • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

    I really wish I had the money to buy good lens and lighting equipment, but I can't afford all that right now, so currently, I use a Sony DSLR Camera. I use the lens that came with a camera as well as a Tamron zoom lens. My lighting source = daylight. There's a huge window in my kitchen that gives plenty of light during the day, so that's when I usually take the pictures. After taking the photos, I do a little bit of color correcting with my computer. I'm glad you asked this question, because I was in the process of working on a blog about my camera set up =) I'll add more detail in that post in a few days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1429310665 Aailyah Bernier

    Cool! Both are solid lenses and you can buy new ones online at very good prices! I'll be looking forward to your next blog entry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1429310665 Aailyah Bernier

    I just went to one of my Asian supermarkets and picked up the same brand of Thai milk tea (as it's also very popular) but I couldn't find where the boba was! What brand would you recommend using for a decent price?

  • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

    I had to ask for help at the market to find the boba~ It was in the refrigerated section near the eggroll and gyoza skin. The brand was Cha-Bon Bon and it said Black Pearl 300g on the front. The small package cost around $5 for me. The package was small, but it said there's enough for 75 servings! I'll definitely purchase again in the near future =)

  • Joe_559

    hi

  • Joe_559

    i want to buy thai tea online but i dont know how to get on

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Hi, I posted the link where you can buy thai tea online in my blog post. Look under ingredients (Thai Tea) will be in orange text.

  • Mywish

    Hi MamaLoli, am I suppose to use 1 tea bag to one cup of boiling water ?

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thai Tea is pretty strong, so you can even use 2 cups of boiling water to 1 tea bag. Just let it steep a couple minutes longer. If you like your tea stronger, just use 1 cup of water :)