If it’s your first time drinking bubble tea this weekend and you’re unsure of what drink you should choose in that sea of bubble tea selections, this article might be your savior. You might even like reading the most common questions about bubble tea if you’re new to bubble tea. But this article can also be for those that have already tried some bubble tea but aren’t sure what other flavors are good to try.
Talk Boba is here to inform you of the most popular bubble tea flavors that are not only classics but super delicious! (A lot of these are our team’s favorites in the office).
Let’s get started shall we?
Black Milk Tea or Hong Kong Milk Tea
The black milk tea flavor or selection of boba is the all time classic and some may say the father of bubble tea or boba. It all started with this flavor and shortly after many other flavors came about.
Without a doubt, this is the most popular boba tea flavor.
Being the all time classic and one of the first flavors of bubble tea, it’s safe to assume that it’s super easy to create this drink for yourself at home too. All you need is black tea from your local supermarket, typically Lipton black tea will do just perfect. And some sweetened condensed milk, that’s it!
Boil some water and place two Lipton black tea bags in a glass or mug. Let the tea bags steep a bit for 1-3 minutes and then add your sweetened condensed milk. Add to your liking, some people enjoy a sweeter milk tea while some enjoy the opposite. It’s all preference!
If you’re curious about sweetened condensed milk we typically use, here it is.
Taro Milk Tea
Have you ever seen someone sipping on a purple bubble tea like they can’t get enough of it? (That might be someone from our team).
The taro milk tea flavor selection is one of the best and if not THE BEST boba flavors out there. It’s creamy, delicious and refreshing. This flavor of boba is typically made with taro root powder mix made for smoothies and bubble tea.
If you’re curious, the taste of this flavor isn’t anything crazy but it is addicting. Some people say it has more of a rich vanilla nut like taste, better than your typical vanilla milkshake or vanilla lattes.
For those that have tried this, what do you think? Is it better than your vanilla latte at your local coffee shop?
Thai Milk Tea
One of our team’s go-to favorite boba beverages! This sweet, creamy and orange milk tea otherwise known as iced Thai milk tea has a silky texture and delicious depth of flavor. Better than your traditional black milk tea.
If you want to make iced Thai milk tea at home there are really two ways to do this: buying a Thai milk tea powder mix in your local supermarket or making it from scratch. Either way tastes just as great but like anything made from scratch, it may have deeper flavors from spice ingredients that are used.
If you’d like to make this from scratch you’ll need spices, black milk tea, sweetened condensed milk and of course ice in a cup. The spices vary from recipe to recipe, but typically you’d want to have the following: tamarind powder, cinnamon stick (sometimes), vanilla or almond extract and star anise.
Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
Matcha Milk Tea
Without a doubt this bubble tea flavor has to be on this list of most popular boba flavors, even your favorite coffee shops have this type of flavor for lattes and other types of drinks. This vibrant earthy green looking boba drink is yet another all time classic.
Usually it’s made from matcha powder mixes that can be bought online or in store with a splash of almond milk, honey or other sweetener and of course the boba pearls.
If you want to taste a familiar flavor known to many, matcha milk tea is the flavor selection to choose from. You’ll know if it’s a good matcha milk tea when the texture and consistency if your beverage is creamy and full of depth.
If you’re going to choose this for your next run for bubble tea, be sure to get us one too! If you want, you can try to make this at home with authentic green tea leaves, here’s a full recipe guide on how to make matcha milk tea at home.
Honeydew Milk Tea
It’s usually hard to find places that make bubble tea with fresh ingredients and not powders but if you’re able to find a boba shop that uses fresh fruits, be sure to try the honeydew milk tea.
You won’t regret it!
The slight sweetness from fresh honeydew and it’s unique melon flavor makes bubble tea such a delicious and refreshing beverage.
Typically this boba flavor is made with honeydew powder or fresh honeydew, creamer or milk and a sweetener like sweetened condensed milk. With the right portions of each ingredient, this flavor of boba is so refreshing you’ll want to order another one. (Maybe without the pearls this time).
Honeydew milk tea is popular for those that like a lightly sweet milk tea.
Strawberry Milk Tea
Of course, we couldn’t leave out the staple strawberry drink either.
I mean seriously, what’s a selection of popular bubble teas without an all around favorite, strawberry milk tea. Simple, creamy and berry delicious!
Usually made like any other bubble tea, this requires a creamer, some sort of sweetener and the main ingredient, strawberry (powdered mix or fresh strawberries, obviously fresh is the best way to go).
We typically like this bubble tea flavor to have a texture more on the thick and creamy side almost as if it was a strawberry smoothie with tapioca pearls. Talk about delicious!
Brown Sugar Milk Tea or Tiger Milk Tea
We saved the best and most popular boba flavor amongst all for last. If you haven’t tried brown sugar milk tea or tiger milk tea, you’re missing out.
This flavor was introduced a couple of years back and made famous by none other than Tiger Sugar in Taiwan. Eventually, it made its popularity into the US and Western culture for everyone to try.
Everyone loved it. And even got addicted. It’s so popular that an ice cream bar had to be made from this flavor, and that too gained so much popularity that it’s typically sold out in supermarkets.
Good luck finding one!
If you want to try making brown sugar milk tea or tiger milk tea at home, have a look at our recipe.
There you have it, some of the most popular bubble tea or boba flavors you’ll want to try if you’re new to bubble tea. If you’re indecisive about choosing your next flavor, just go down the list and see what boba flavor you like best! These choices will definitely not disappoint your first bubble tea experience.
We also have full recipe guides for each of these 6 flavors above, just search it here and you’ll find it!
If you’ve already tried these flavors, let us know what your favorite one is below. Be sure to share with your friend so you can finally convince them to go drink some boba with you too. Thanks for reading the most popular boba flavors with us.
Remember, just talk about boba, duh!
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