You like almond milk right?
More than likely you’re here because you love a good almond milk, we do too! Especially this almond milk made from Blue Diamond. If you’re an almond fanatic like some of our team members are, you’ve come to the right place for the best almond milk bubble tea.
Like we mentioned, this isn’t your normal almond milk tea with just a substitute of creamer used in your boba or bubble tea. We’re going to take it up a notch and talk about how we can elevate the almond milk tea for the best taste!
With a black tea base with premium loose leaf tea, a great house made syrup and delicious almond milk, you’ll have a really great flavor for almond milk tea. It’s slightly different than usual but we assure you that you’ll like this better. Give it a try at home! Here’s how to make almond milk tea at home with brown sugar syrup and boba pearls.
Ingredients you'll need
Almond Milk Tea with Brown Sugar
How to Make Almond Milk Tea with Brown Sugar
Ready to make some almond milk tea with brown sugar and boba pearls?
Let’s get started by getting all the ingredients you need right in front of you. This will be the prepping step! What you’ll need is the following…
A high quality premium loose leaf black tea preferably something like this from Vahdam, it’s actually what we use very often. You’ll also need some great brown sugar, be sure you’re not getting the light brown sugar too. We need to be sure we’re using the dark brown sugar for the best taste and aroma. (Taste is super important in any bubble tea cup right?) The last two ingredients you’ll need in front of you is your favorite almond milk and homemade or store bought boba pearls. If you need a suggestion for what kind of almond milk to get, try this one out.
Okay, let’s begin the cooking process. For this recipe we will be using an electric water kettle from Aigostar but you can also use a stove if you’d like too. If you’re using a water kettle, fill it up with water to a comfortable amount and if you’re using a pot like this, go ahead and boil 3 to 4 cups of water.
While you’re waiting for your water to reach a boil, spoon 2 tablespoons of your loose black tea leaves and set it aside until your water is boiling. Once your water boils, steep your tea for about 5-8 minutes, and then set it aside to cool down to room temperature.
In another pot we’ll add 4-5 cups of water and bring it to a boil for our boba pearls to cook. For this recipe we will be using store bought boba pearls like this and following the directions on the packaging. Boil your tapioca pearls for a good 20-25 minutes or until soft and chewy, you’ll know by eating one to test when it reaches 20-25 minutes.
As you’re waiting for everything to cook or boil, let’s grab a mini pot to make our house made brown sugar syrup. To start, scoop 3-4 tablespoons of dark brown sugar into your mini pot. In addition, add 1-2 tablespoons of water into the mini pot. (If you need measuring spoons, this is what we use to be accurate every time!)
Over the stove, using low-medium heat, bring your mixture of brown sugar and water to a boil. Be sure to mix often, otherwise your house made brown sugar syrup will stick to the bottom. (You don’t want this at all as it’s extremely hard to clean).
Once your brown sugar syrup came to a boil, continue to boil and mix it often for another 1-2 minutes. The consistency should be like a runny honey (we hope that makes sense). If you get the consistency, you can set it aside. By now your tea and boba pearls should be ready to go too.
All that’s left is to bring everything together into your favorite cup!
We’ll start with the boba pearls. Strain your boba pearls using a colander with a mesh netting like this so that you don’t lose any precious and delicious boba pearls in the process. Scoop 1/4 cup of the cooked boba pearls into your favorite cup.
Next we’ll add the brown sugar syrup mixture you’ve quickly made! Spoon in 1 tablespoon of this into your cup too. Shortly after, you may add 3/4 cup of your freshly steeped black tea made from premium loose leaf tea.
And finally! Grab your favorite almond milk or creamer and pour 1/4 cup of it into your favorite cup to top it all off. Now the best part of all, stick that boba straw in your cup and take a sip of your delicious almond milk tea. There you have it, how to make almond milk tea.
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