Classic Bubble Tea

The tea should be very strong. A Hong Kong-style tea or Ceylon Black tea is recommended. If using coffee, espresso is a good choice.


  • 1/2 cup chilled, cooked bubble tea pearls
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup very strong chilled black tea
  • 1 cup homogenized milk, or to taste
  • Honey or granulated sugar, to taste


  1. Place pearls in a large parfait glass.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake rigorously until mixture is frothy.
  3. Pour into glass and serve with large-diameter straws.

Yield: 1 (16 ounce) drink

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