What is milk tea? Milk tea is an Asian drink especially popular in Taiwan, Thailand, and Hong Kong. These types of drinks use tea mixed with milk and ice to create great, cool beverages. The drinks are extremely creamy and sweet. In Asia, different countries specialize in different types of milk tea.
In Taiwan, milk tea drinks are sometimes fruit flavored and have tapioca pearls or "boba" floating around in the drink. Tapioca pearls are made from cassava root. The starch from the root is transformed into round, soft pearls, which are extremely chewy after they are boiled with sugar. Although some people might enjoy the pearls, some might describe them as ‘slimy.’ But of course, you can always order milk tea without the pearls.
Should you want to make your own milk tea at home, now you can! These drinks are extremely easy to make and highly customizable to taste. So, if you’ve ever wanted to make your own milk tea, check out these delightful recipes!