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How to Make Taro Milk Tea (The Right Way)

Think you’ve seen the beautiful royal purple bubble tea drink before? You might have! It’s one of the most popular bubble tea or boba drinks to date!

It’s almost a classic if you ask us… taro milk tea with or without bubbles is rich, creamy, and full of sweet flavors.

The boba flavor can be characterized as elegant and florally. Some say it has similar flavors like vanilla.

Doesn’t that sound delicious?

Taro milk tea can be made in many ways. The majority of boba shops make this bubble tea flavor with taro powder like this.

But if you’re adventurous and want to use raw organic taro, preparing it, cooking it, and grinding it up into a fine powder for taro milk tea, you can also do this.

We actually have a full guide for you if you’re interested in cooking taro at home.

Nonetheless, let’s get started on making taro milk tea at home. Continue below to find the ingredients list and step by step instructions to make delicious taro milk tea at home.

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Prep Time

3 Minutes

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Cook Time

8 Minutes

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Total Time

11 Minutes

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1-2 Servings

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Taro Milk Tea

How to Make Taro Milk Tea

Step 1

Gather all your ingredients and let’s start with brewing tea for this taro milk bubble tea recipe.

Bring your pot of water to a boil and once it’s at a rumbling boil, lower the heat to medium-high heat. Add your green tea leaves or tea bags of choice into the pot of water.

Continue to boil the pot of water and tea leaves for another 3-5 minutes.

Once you’ve accomplished the right taste and depth of flavor in your tea, strain it, and pour the tea into your preferred cup.

Step 2

While your tea is still hot, begin to add the rest of the ingredients in your cup.

Add 2 tablespoons of taro powder into your cup and stir well until every bit is dissolved. No one likes clumps in their taro bubble tea right?

Step 3

Has everything dissolved and mixed thoroughly? Great! Let’s move to the next step in making taro milk tea at home.

Begin to add your sweetener of choice. We typically use 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Shortly after you may add your creamer of choice.

You can also use sweetened condensed milk if you prefer a creamier texture. Generally, we’ll add 1/2 cup of our favorite almond milk into our taro milk tea.

Stir thoroughly.

Step 4

The final step in this taro milk tea recipe at home is to give it some chill vibes. Not the Spotify playlist.

Add your handful of ice cubes (may differ based on how much ice your prefer) into the taro milk tea. Give it one last stir and enjoy!

Experience the creamy and rich consistency that taro milk tea has to offer. Give us a shout if you enjoyed this and remember, talk about boba, duh!

Maybe we’ll create a fun recipe with taro powder like how to make taro ice cream.

Common Questions About Taro Milk Tea

What is taro tea made out of?

Taro milk tea is made of a few ingredients as we’ve mentioned above. We’ll summarize here.

Taro milk tea is made out of a tea base, creamer, sweetener, and of course taro root or taro powder.

If you’re grinding taro root fresh and manually you can learn more about taro root by clicking here.

Does taro bubble tea have dairy?

The short answer is it depends.

Taro bubble tea will have dairy if and only if you have chosen to add creamer or milk that is considered dairy.

Many times if you do not opt-out for non-dairy milk you’ll end up having a taro bubble tea with 2% milk. Or another variation of cow’s milk.

Of course, if you want non-dairy taro bubble tea, opt for oat milk, almond milk or any other non-dairy milk.

Why is taro tea purple?

Taro tea is purple mainly because of how taro powder is processed with food coloring.

When you cut open a typical taro root, you’ll find that it’s actually off white inside with specs of purple. In taro powders, manufacturers or processors will use purple food coloring.

This has been the norm since taro bubble teas became a thing.

How does taro milk tea taste?

Taro milk tea tastes a bit like a light version of vanilla.

It’s hard to put a description to it. The closest thing to describing taro milk tea would be a variation of vanilla and hints of earthiness.

We suggest trying taro milk tea to embrace its unique flavor. It’s very delicious if that’s ultimately your question.

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