strawberry jasmine tea (a refreshing drink for a summer day)

strawberry jasmine tea

a drink so perfect for a summer day! this drink can be made with ingredients you may already have on hand. it is refreshing, floral from the jasmine tea, and sweet from the strawberry puree!
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

jasmine tea

  • 1 tbsp jasmine tea
  • 1 cup boiling water

boba

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

strawberry puree

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • squeeze of lemon juice

other

  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
 

prepare jasmine tea

  • add jasmine and boiling water to a medium bowl. let it steep for 3 mins.
  • use a sieve to remove the tea leaves.
  • chill in the refrigerator for 15 mins.

make boba

  • fill saucepan with 3 1⁄3 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.

make strawberry puree

  • using a blender or food processor or fork, mix strawberry, sugar, & water until it becomes a puree.

assemble drink

  • add boba, strawberry puree, ice, & jasmine tea.
  • top with strawberries and/or lemon.

footnotes

special equipment

  • saucepan: this is my favorite saucepan. i have had mine for years; it’s durable & versatile.
  • sieve: this is also great for removing tea leaves.
  • food processor: this one is my favorite and cordless. i love how portable it is, and kitchenaid products have such great durability and longevity.
  • boba straw: these are one of my favorite boba straws.

tips

  • where can i get boba pearls? my favorite are from wu fu yuan (if you are near by a 99 ranch or asian grocery store, you will be able to find them there) and tea people.

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

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