A lot of people (boba lovers and milk tea connoisseurs especially) love the boba flavor strawberry matcha latte. No seriously, there’s lines out the door for some of the famous boba cafes that make the best strawberry matcha lattes around, with boba pearls too! Think about it for a second, if there’s lines out the door for this flavor wouldn’t it make sense to give it a sip for yourself?
The strawberry matcha latte with boba pearls has the perfect balance of taste and texture. Made with fresh in-season strawberries mashed up into perfection and later mixed with authentic Japanese matcha. After one taste of this elegantly balanced boba flavor, you’ll find the urge to get a second cup.
Not only is the taste perfect in harmony, when adding boba pearls (which we will in this full recipe) you’ll get a perfect chew with every sip, adding to your overall boba experience. If you’ve never tried bubble tea at all, this might be a great must try flavor for your first go around.
Enough praising for the strawberry matcha latte (even though it deserves more) let’s dive into the full recipe of how to make strawberry matcha latte with boba pearls at home.
Ingredients you'll need
Strawberry Matcha Latte
How to Make Strawberry Matcha Latte
Are you ready for the full recipe on how to make strawberry matcha latte at home? Let’s start with the longest task of all this, cooking the tapioca pearls to perfection! Grab your best non-stick pot and let’s fill it up with 4-6 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
Once the water is at a boil, bring it down to medium-high heat and add your tapioca pearls. Whether their store bought or freshly homemade will determine how long you should let them cook for. If it’s store bought be sure to check the back of the packaging for optimal times of cooking.
If it’s homemade, we tend to follow the 15-20 minute rule and being sure that we test the texture when it comes close to finishing to ensure we have the right chewiness.
While we wait for your tapioca pearls to fully cook and become the best-textured boba pearls in the world, we can start preparing the handful of strawberries to create a jam-like mixture. In another pot, add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and set it aside.
Next, grab your fresh (in-season) strawberries and begin chopping them into quarters with your favorite sharp kitchen knife. (Be sure to stem the strawberries too). Once chopped, add it into your pot of water and granulated sugar. Bring that pot of strawberries to medium heat and mix thoroughly every so often to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan (or burn).
It should take about 5-8 minutes to achieve a jam-like texture and from there you can take it off the heat.
Talk about multi-tasking! Now that we have two pots on their respective heats (being sure to stir every so often for both) we’ll start whisking up some authentic matcha.
With authentic Japanese matcha powder, we’ll scoop 1.5-2 tablespoons of matcha powder into a small bowl. Add 3/4 cup of warm water to this bowl of matcha and using a bamboo stir stick like this, begin rapidly mixing the matcha powder. The consistency you’re looking for is frothy and airy, rapid short strokes are key to getting this to the right consistency.
If everything is timed correctly, the tapioca pearls, strawberry jam mix, and matcha tea should all be completed around the same time. Yay for multi-tasking!
The best step of all, adding it all together! Starting with grabbing your favorite cup in the world, we’ll add the tapioca pearls in. Shortly followed by 1.5-1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk.
Next, we’ll add the fresh strawberry jam we mixed up together, now it’s starting to look like something special!
Up next, the liquids. Add your 3/4 cup of authentic matcha and then 1/4 cup of your preferred creamer. We love using almond milk for this to add another element of flavor to the already amazing taste. When everything is added correctly, you’ll achieve the photogenic aesthetic of the milky green matcha contrasted with the fresh and vibrant red of the strawberry jam.
All that’s left is to snap a pic, mix everything up and take your first sip into the elegantly balanced strawberry matcha latte with boba pearls.
We hope you enjoyed this as much as we did writing about it and sharing it with you, let the Talk Boba team know how it went, we’re excited to hear from you!
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