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How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea at Home: Simple Recipe

jasmine milk tea in a glass with boba

Jasmine milk tea is a tasty drink to enjoy anytime you feel the need to kick back and unwind. This tea offers subtle floral flavors and can be made with your preferred milk and extras to make it your own. Whether you want the tasty tapioca pearls in your tea or want a simpler drink, this recipe has everything you’ve been looking for. The best part? You can enjoy this yummy tea in less than 20 minutes. Read on to learn how.

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How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea:


  • 1 teaspoon jasmine tea leaves
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup boiled tapioca pearls
  • Medium-sized pot
  • Strainer
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cup

1. Boil the water.

Place ½ cup of water in the medium-sized pot and bring to a boil.

2. Add tea leaves and boil.

Add 1 teaspoon of jasmine tea leaves to the boiling water and let boil for 3–7 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and strain.

After the 3-7 minutes have passed, remove the pot from heat and strain the mixture to remove the leaves.

4. Add cream and sugar.

In a cup, add the tea leaves, cream, sugar, and boiled tapioca pearls.

5. Drink and enjoy.

Once you’ve added everything to your cup, drink and enjoy. (Can be served hot or cold)

Jasmine milk tea with cream
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The Jasmine Milk Tea Experience

If you’re new to the jasmine milk tea experience, then you’re in for a treat. This tea offers light floral flavors. The texture, however, is rich and creamy thanks to the milk. Luckily, when enjoying this tasty tea, you can also experience the health benefits it provides to the body. This tea features a small dose of caffeine that helps stimulate brain activity. You’ll also get the benefits of rich antioxidants that can help the body fight free radicals to help reduce aging and illnesses caused by cell damage.

Jasmine Milk Tea Alternatives

As with most recipes, there are ways you can change things up with jasmine milk tea. According to your preferences, you can use non-dairy milk creamer, the milk of your choice, or even condensed milk. This alteration can change the texture of your tea and make it thinner or thicker according to what you’d like to experience.

Another change you can make with this recipe is the tapioca pearls. If you’re not a fan of these pearls, you can simply leave them out of the recipe or find a suitable replacement you’d rather enjoy in your tea. The choice is yours.

jasmine milk tea in a glass with boba

Simple Jasmine Milk Tea Recipe

If you want to experience a delicious jasmine milk tea recipe that is quick and easy to make, this is the perfect one for you. Feel free to change this recipe to better suit your taste buds and dietary preferences.
5 stars from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1
Calories 393 kcal


  • Medium-sized pot
  • Strainer
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cup


  • 1 tsp jasmine tea leaves
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup Boiled tapioca pearls


  • In a medium pot, bring the ½ cup of water to a boil.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of jasmine tea leaves and allow to boil.
  • After 3-7 minutes, use a strainer to remove the tea leaves.
  • Add the tea leaves, sugar, milk, and tapioca pearls to your cup.
  • Drink and enjoy!


Calories: 393kcal

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As you can see, making your jasmine milk tea at home is quick and simple. If you are a fan of this floral tea, using this simple jasmine milk tea recipe can have you enjoying your tea, hot or cold, in only a few minutes. Shake things up and make it your own. That’s the fun of following a recipe in the comfort of your own home.

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Featured Image Credit: Sakkarin Kamutsri, Shutterstock


Melissa Gunter

Melissa has been a fan of coffee since the first sip she stole from her Granny's cup when she was just a girl. Now, she spends each morning writing with a hot cup of coffee at her side. With a love of sweet and creamy bliss, Melissa and her daughter, Amber, stop by and try out every local coffee shop they see. Neither are afraid to try something new and have a long list of favorite coffee beverages they simply can't do without. When she's not freelance writing about her 2 passions, coffee, and pets, Melissa spends her time with her husband, 2 kids, and 5 fur babies. She also loves diving into the fiction world under her pen name, Rena Marin. If she isn't at the laptop or with the family, Melissa is out enjoying the mountains of East Tennessee she calls home.

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