How to Make
Jasmine milk tea isn’t that much of a popular milk tea beverage but it definitely should be more trendy! Maybe it lacks the colors like matcha milk teas or thai milk teas… the flavor however, is no short of absent. With its delicate, sweet and smooth flavors, jasmine tea in general is very similar to an oolong tea but sweeter and even more delicate!
How is jasmine tea made you ask? Well it all starts with the jasmine leaves carefully plucked from the Jasminum Officinale plant. Fresh leaves plucked from this plant allow jasmine tea to give off its very aromatic sweetness.
Typically these leaves are infused with a green tea base made from authentic green tea leaves. Fused together, makes the very delicious jasmine tea. Without diving too much into the details of jasmine tea (maybe we should write a full article about the tea itself), let’s dive into the recipe of how to make jasmine milk tea below!
Ingredients you'll need
Jasmine Milk Tea
How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea
Are you ready to get started? Like many of our full recipe articles and guides, we begin by getting all of our ingredients ready in front of us. Starting with the most important ingredient, the loose leaf jasmine tea blend. We decided to go with loose leaf jasmine tea from Stash Tea in this one. As far as milk or creamer goes, you can choose what you typically like, however we will keep it simple here and stick with whole milk or 2% milk to allow for the jasmine tea aromas to bloom more. As far as sweetener goes, we’ll stick with honey on this one.
All the ingredients in this full recipe guide will be kept simple so that we don’t interfere with the delicateness of the jasmine tea. We want to be make sure we can taste its significance right?
Great! Now that we have all of our ingredients ready to go (you may add boba pearls but for this recipe we will stay away from that), let’s begin the cooking process! With your favorite pot, fill it up with 3-4 cups of water and bring it to a boil. You may also use an electric kettle if you’re in a rush, we know how those early mornings can be!
Electric water kettles get the job done just as well, we use this one with the team almost everyday if you’re interested.
Once your water has reached a rumbling boil, bring the heat back down to medium high and add your loose leaf jasmine tea leaves. Let your tea steep to your preferred amount, usually we steep any of our teas between 3-7 minutes. We will steep the lighter teas for a shorter amount of time to ensure the right flavor profile and not to burn the tea leaves itself, which is highly undesirable. When burning any tea, it produces a very acidic after taste that is not pleasant one bit.
Now that you got your preferred flavor for your jasmine tea, let’s use a cheese cloth like this or a mesh strainer to strain our tea leaves so we can separate the tea from the leaves. From here you should have 3/4 cup of clear and aromatic jasmine tea in your favorite cup or thermos.
The best step of all, bringing it all together. With your 3/4 cup of tea in your favorite cup, add your sweetener first (we’re adding 1 tablespoon of honey) into your cup. Next, simply grab your preferred creamer, in this case we’re using whole milk (for more creaminess than 2% milk), and pour it slowly into your jasmine tea base.
Carefully mix everything thoroughly together ensuring you have completely mixed all the ingredients. Take your first sip and enjoy the subtle but sweet flavors of jasmine milk tea.
Wasn’t this simple? We told you! Share this with your friends with the icons below and let them know how easy it is to make at home! We didn’t add boba pearls into this recipe guide but feel free to do so yourself. You can buy tapioca pearls here if you’re not sure where to get them too.
Thanks for reading and making jasmine milk tea with us at Talk Boba, remember just talk about boba. duh!