Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea

Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes


  • 4 teabags (your choice)
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 65ml of water
  • 45g dark brown sugar
  • 110g tapioca starch, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 cup of water (for syrup)
  • 90g dark brown sugar (for syrup)


  1. Boil the teabags with milk in an electric kettle. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then strain the milk tea into a cup to cool.
  2. Clean the kettle and add 65ml water and 45g dark brown sugar. Bring to a boil.
  3. Mix 110g tapioca starch with the boiled sugar water to make dough. Shape small balls from the dough.
  4. Boil water and cook tapioca balls for 20 minutes. Put them in ice water to firm slightly.
  5. Boil 1 cup water with 90g dark brown sugar for syrup. Add tapioca balls and simmer for 20 minutes until it thickens.
  6. To serve, tilt a glass, add tapioca balls, ice cubes, and milk tea.