Taro Milk Tea

Taro Milk Tea is a Taiwanese hot or cold tea drink made out of taro paste infused tea served with tapioca balls

We made milk tea before and it was the red bean flavour this time we will be doing taro milk tea which my wife and daughter had requested for quite some time now. Like before this is more of a trial recipe because the real thing that is sold in bubble tea shops ironically does not have the real ingredient but uses artificially flavoured powdered mixes. So, with our recipe today, I basically used my old red bean bubble tea recipe as that proved to be popular and good, in which I replaced the red bean with taro, everything else was pretty much the same.

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Taro Milk Tea

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Taiwanese


Taro Milk Tea is a Taiwanese hot or cold tea drink made out of taro paste infused tea served with tapioca balls



Tapioca Pearls

Sugar Syrup

  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups hot water


Taro Paste

  • 250 g taro, peeled
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup sugar

Assembly (single serve)

  • 1 1/2 cup black tea, chilled
  • 2 tbsp taro paste
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • ½ cup tapioca pearls, cooked
  • ½ cup ice
  • sugar syrup, to taste


  1. Place 2 cups water and taro in pot, bring to a boil then simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the taro is soft, drain.   Place taro, sugar and 2 tbsp water in a food processor then process until it becomes a smooth paste.
  2. In a pot combine all black tea ingredients together, bring it to a boil, once it starts to boil turn heat off then let it cool to room temperature. Place the liquid with the tea bags in a container, keep in the refrigerator until needed.
  3. In a pot boil 6 cups of water, add tapioca pearls and cook until soft. It will take around 25 minutes. Drain tapioca pearls, rinse with running cold water then set it aside.
  4. Make your syrup, combine hot water and white sugar, mix well until sugar is totally dissolved.
  5. Soak tapioca pearls in this mixture for 30 minutes. Drain reserving the syrup.
  6. Using a hand blender, per serving, pour black tea in a large glass together with the taro paste then blend until mixed. Place the tapioca pearls, then pour the milk, cream and sugar syrup then top it with ice. Serve.


You can adjust the strength of the tea by adding or removing tea bags.



1 Response

  1. Emerald Valerio says:

    How many milk tea/s can you make with that recipe ?

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