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How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea

Jasmine milk tea or jasmine boba 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 absence. 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! Jasmine milk tea recipe. 

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Prep Time

5 Minutes

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Cook Time

15-20 Minutes

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Total Time

20-25 Minutes

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Yield

1-2 Servings

Ingredients you'll need
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Jasmine Milk Tea

How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea

Step 1

Are you ready to get started on this jasmine milk tea boba recipe? 

Like many of our full milk tea recipe articles and guides, we begin by getting all of our ingredients ready in front of us. Jasmine milk tea ingredients are quite easy to follow like other boba tea recipes we have. 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 make sure we can taste its significance right in our final jasmine boba recipe right? 

Step 2

Great! Now that we have all of our jasmine milk tea 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 every day if you’re interested. Kettles make boba tea recipes like this jasmine milk tea recipe so much easier and quicker to make! You can view a list of tea kettles to compare on our list. 

Some times people (we included) don’t have enough time to wait for a strong rumbling boil. 

Step 3

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 for the best jasmine milk tea recipe. 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. Learn the best time frames for steeping tea so your tea doesn’t come out too bitter or acidic. 

Now that you got your preferred flavor for your jasmine tea, let’s use a cheesecloth 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. 

Step 4

The best step of all this jasmine milk tea boba recipe, 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 jasmine milk tea 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 recipe with us at Talk Boba, remember just talk about boba. duh! Let us know how your jasmine boba tastes too! 

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