brown sugar milk tea aka tiger milk tea

brown sugar milk tea aka tiger milk tea 🧋

want something super sweet, creamy, and caffeinated? try this brown sugar milk tea, infused with earl grey black tea and drenched in brown sugar!
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

brown sugar syrup

  • ½  cup  brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water

milk tea

  • 1 tsp earl grey black tea leaves (or any kind of black tea)
  • 1 cup milk

boba

  • cup boba
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp honey

other

  • 1 – 2 tsp brown sugar syrup

Instructions
 

make brown sugar syrup

  • whisk brown sugar and water together in a saucepan.
  • let it simmer for 5 – 8 mins on medium low heat. do not whisk, and occasionally lift the saucepan to swirl the mixture.
  • once cool, pour into a squeeze bottle.

make milk tea

  • mix earl grey black tea leaves and milk to a saucepan.
  • let it simmer for 2 – 3 mins on medium low heat.
  • pour into a cup to let it cool.

make boba

  • fill saucepan with 3⅓ cups of water, and place on stovetop on high heat. once boiled, reduce heat to medium-low heat and add uncooked boba. mix occasionally for 2 – 3 mins.
  • turn off and let boba rest for 2 -3 mins.
  • add brown sugar & honey to a small bowl.
  • use a sieve to strain boba into the same bowl.

assemble drink

  • line the inside of the cup with the brown sugar syrup (i used 1 – 2 tsp).
  • add boba, ice, & milk tea.

footnotes

special equipment

  • oxo squeeze bottles: i use these to line the inside of the cup with brown sugar syrup. they are super handy for more precision.
  • saucepan: this is my favorite saucepan. i have had mine for years; it’s durable & versatile.
  • sieve: this is used to drain the boba from the hot water.
  • boba straw: these are one of my favorite boba straws.

did you make this recipe? i would love to see your creations! tag michelleqgbui on instagram and hashtag it #letsbake.

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