Thai bubble tea or boba thai tea is a fun and sweet drink that’s easy to make at home. You don’t need to go out to a boba tea shop to get this delicious drink.

Thai Bubble Tea or Boba Thai Tea Recipe is a refreshing sweet drink! @bestrecipebox

Thai Bubble Tea Recipe

Making homemade thai bubble tea or Boba thai tea is fantastic because you can adjust the sweetness level to you liking. Itt won’t cost a fortune! You can make gallons of this if you want and won’t break the bank. Boba is a traditional Taiwanese based drink with chewy black balls at the bottom of the drink. These black balls are made of tapioca, which gives the chewey consistency. As you drink boba tea, you’re chewing the tapioca balls at the same time, which makes for a very filling drink. You can add it to team, milk tea, smoothies, slashes or even iced coffee! That’s why we wanted to make this Thai bubble tea or Boba Thai tea from our popular Thai iced tea recipe. The combination of the two makes for a fun and delicious drink. So if you love thai iced tea, our thai bubble recipe is just like the one you would drink at most  Thai Restaurants. Our thai tea recipe is that good! Add some boba pearls to the drink and voila! You have a sweet, refreshing and filling drink to add to your meal when you’re eating pad thai or any type of meal! Enjoy this refreshing and fun thai bubble tea recipe!

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Thai Bubble Tea or Boba Thai Tea Recipe is a refreshing sweet drink! @bestrecipebox

Thai Bubble Tea or Boba Thai Tea Recipe is a refreshing sweet drink! @bestrecipebox

Thai Bubble Tea or Boba Thai Tea Recipe is a refreshing sweet drink! @bestrecipebox

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Speaking of Tea – Here’s are recap of our Favorite Thai Teas and Boba Finds:

From Thai tea mixes to boba – here’s some of the favorites:

Pantai Thai Tea Mix
This is the mix we commonly find in Asian store around us. Just like the restaurants.
Number One The Original Thai Tea
Another mix which many of our readers have suggested. Number One!
X-Large Thai Tea Filter
Go traditional with this Thai Tea Filter. Get a second one for coffee too![/one_third_last]

Bolle Tapicoa Pearls
These are the boba pearls we find in our local Asian grocery store. They don’t ship great, so sometimes there will be some broken up pearls, but the texture when cooked properly is great.

WuFuYuan Tapioca Pearls
Great reviews, cooks quicker, and they even have different color options. This one is top on our list of boba to try.
Authentic Thai Iced Tea BagsAuthentic Thai Iced Tea Bags. –
Another Thai tea mix. These are individual bags. Quick & Simple.
Boba Thai Tea Recipe or Bubble Thai tea Recipe refreshing sweet drink! @bestrecipebox

Thai Boba Tea

Our Thai Tea mix is from the Pantai Thai tea mix. We reduced the amount of sugar that they suggested, but you can definitely add more if you like your Thai Iced Tea to be sweeter. 
The finished and brewed Thai tea mix keeps well in the fridge. Brew the tea, strain, and then chill, storing in the fridge until you are ready to serve. This can be done several days ahead of time. The brewed thai tea lasts about 10 days in the fridge (without the half and half). 
The boba needs to be used fairly soon after cooking. You can keep them in warm water for a few hours to keep from hardening up as quickly, but they are best if eaten soon after cooking.
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For the Thai Tea:

For the Boba & Completing the drink:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry tapioca pearls
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk , half & half, or other creamer (some folks also use coconut milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk) *approximately


Make the Thai Tea:

  • Bring water to boil and add the Thai tea mix and sugar. Stir to completely dissolve sugar. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Allow tea to steep for at least 30 minutes and allow it to cool. The more concentrated the tea flavor, the better the Thai tea tastes.
  • Strain the Thai tea and aside to cool (we prefer to strain through a traditional re-useable cloth filter to remove any sediment). You can make this ahead of time and have the Thai tea chilling in the fridge. Completely chill before serving.

Make the Boba and Serve:

  • Cook tapioca pearls according to package instructions. *see Note 1 below for instructions on cooking the boba we bought.
  • Divide the warm tapioca pearls into 2-(16 oz) glasses. Pour the cold tea into the two glasses.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup milk (or preferred creamer) into each of the glasses. Stir with a straw and enjoy


Note 1: Cooking Tapioca Pearls (this is roughly how our tapioca pearls instructed how to cook- manufacturers will vary on how their product is meant to be cooked):
For 1/2 cup of uncooked pearls, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add pearls and cook for 20 minutes on a low boil. Turn off heat, cover the pan and soak for 25 minutes in the hot water. (During last 25 min soak time, adding a sweetener like brown sugar or honey will infuse the boba pearls with a rich flavor.)
Strain and rinse. Keep in warm water until ready to serve (use within a few hours of cooking).


Calories: 367kcal, Carbohydrates: 86g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 48mg, Potassium: 113mg, Sugar: 54g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 0.6mg