Simple Bubble Tea


Popular Asian tea drink.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 12-ounce servings


  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup quick cooking pearl tapioca

  • 6 cups brewed black tea

  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste

  • ice cubes


  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add tapioca pearls, and cover pot. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain pearls and set aside.

  2. Pour brewed tea, condensed milk, and sugar into a pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate tea mixture until chilled, about 1 hour.

  3. Scoop tapioca pearls into 4 large glasses, about 2 tablespoons each. Fill each glass with tea mixture; top with ice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
2g Fat
49g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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