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How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea

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Step away from your plain herbal morning cuppa and treat your palate with a smooth floral beverage that is the perfect pick-me-up. Enjoy the fragrant and subtle taste and allow the milky creaminess to show you that sipping tea at home can indeed feel luxurious. We present to you the best, foolproof way to make tasty jasmine milk tea. Read on!

What Is Jasmine Milk Tea?

Although the term jasmine milk tea has a sophisticated and almost royal ring to it, the beverage is, in fact, quite simple to make. But don’t confuse this with your typical milk tea – because this floral cup has a lot more to offer.

Made from regular green tea (and often prepared with black and white tea as well) with added milk and flowers like orchid, chrysanthemum, and – our definite favorite – jasmine, this scented beverage brings more than a lovely scent to your mug.

Jam-packed with antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory actions, jasmine milk tea will support your health in the tastiest way possible. Yep, guys, it is that yummy!

Three Forms of Jasmine Milk Tea

Just like with your regular green tea, jasmine milk tea can be made in more than one way:

With Loose Leaf Tea – The flavor of steeped unbroken leaves is unbeatable. There is something about the fullness and richness of the taste that makes the process of straining so worth it.

With Tea Bags – Although you will sacrifice a bit of the flavor, tea bags filled with broken leaves and stems are a quick and convenient way to enjoy your cuppa when in a rush.

With Jasmine Pearl Tea – If you’re a stickler for quality and you don’t mind spending a bit extra to get it, then we have only three words for you – JASMINE PEARL TEA. Green tea leaves scented and hand-rolled into small pearls – cannot get fancier than that.

Easy Recipe for Jasmine Milk Tea

To make your jasmine milk tea, you will need three essential ingredients:

  • Jasmine Milk Tea – we will use about 1 tbsp of loose leaf tea
  • Milk or Creamer of Choice – about 4 tbsp
  • Sweetener – sugar or honey, about 1 tbsp

To whip up the tea, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Add about 1 to 1 ½ cups of water to your teapot or kettle, and bring to a boil.
  2. When the water starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium, but don’t remove your pot from the heat. Instead, add the jasmine tea at this point and let it steep for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Using a strainer, discard the leaves and pour the filtered beverage into your cup.
  4. First, add your sweetener while still hot, and stir gently until it becomes completely dissolved.
  5. Finish off by slowly and gently pouring your milk or creamer. Stir through if making for yourself, but serve as is if brewing for someone else. The presentation is spot on once the white milk hits the brownish tea color.

Choosing the Milk

The level of the creaminess of your jasmine milk tea depends on the type of milk or creamer you use. We root for coffee creamer or half-and-half because it gives you that full and smooth mouthful, but honestly, any kind of milk/cream will do just fine. As long as your taste buds are happy, ýou are doing it right.

You can use:

  • Dairy Milk – whole, skim, or lower percentage
  • Heavy Cream
  • Half-and-Half
  • Regular Coffee Creamer
  • Non-Dairy Cream
  • Condensed Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Other Dairy-Free Milk (Soy, Almond, Oat, Rice)

Make Jasmine Tea with Honey Boba

If you’ve been looking at jasmine milk tea photos online, craving to be sipping on one yourself, the previous recipe has probably got you wondering – where did the bubbles disappear.

Those dark bubbles you see sunk at the bottom are actually tapioca pearls. You can make jasmine milk tea with or without their pearls, but keep in mind that they are more than a mere garnish. This brings delicious chewiness to the mix that complements the tea flavor beautifully.

If this is something that you want in your cup/glass, then you need six ingredients and four preparation steps only:


  • 2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Loose Leaf Jasmine Green Tea
  • 2 tbsp Hot Water
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 4 tbsp Tapioca Pearls
  • 3 tbsp Milk or Cream


Step #1 – Steeping the Tea

Bring one cup of water to a boil, then add the jasmine tea inside. Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes, then strain and allow to cool slightly.

Step #2 – Making the Honey Syrup

In a small cup or bowl, combine the hot water and honey, mixing until the sweetener completely dissolves. That is your honey syrup.

Step #3 – Making the Honey Boba

Add your bubbles to a teapot, and cover them with the remaining cup of water. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, reduce to medium, then cook for 2 to 3 minutes. At this point, you can dunk your pearls into iced water, drain, and combine them with the honey syrup. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Step #4 – Assembling

Add the honey bubbles at the bottom of your glass. Pour the tea over, then gently add the milk/cream. Serve with ice or extra honey if you like it sweeter. Enjoy!

Three Things to Keep in Mind

1Honey cannot dissolve if the temperature is not warm enough, so making the syrup beforehand is important.

2 – For bubble tea, use wide straws. Otherwise, the pearls will block the flow.

3 – Go crazy – experiment with different creamers and sweeteners to find your ultimate taste.


And just like that, your creamy, scented tea is ready! We hope we were able to give clear instructions for nailing the foolproof jasmine milk tea recipe.

Don’t forget to share your experience, add suggestions, spread the word, and help other tea lovers find their floral match. Happy sipping!

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