A refreshing and energizing matcha bubble tea that’s super easy to make at home!
Matcha bubble tea is definitely one of my boba tea favorites.
Okay, I might be a bit biased because I put matcha in literally everything, but this bubble tea is seriously refreshing.
If you’re a boba tea fan then you’ve probably tried taro milk tea.
This matcha bubble tea is every bit as sweet and creamy as its taro cousin but with a boost of energy and antioxidants from the matcha!
The creamy tropical flavor of coconut milk pairs perfectly with the green tea flavor of matcha and the boba “bubbles” add a fun texture and sweetness.
Is matcha milk tea vegan?
I make my matcha milk tea with coconut milk which adds a delicious flavor, but it also makes this recipe 100% vegan!
If you’re vegan, you’ll want to check that you are getting real tapioca pearls for your boba.
Some of the fake boba brands will use gelatin in place of tapioca so always read the label.
I use this brand for all of my bubble teas, but you can also find real tapioca pearls at your local Asian supermarket.
How To Make
Matcha Bubble Tea
Add 1/2 cup of tapioca pearls to a pot of boiling water. Once the boba rises to the surface, cover pot and boil for 3-5 minutes until soft and chewy.
*Note: Your boiling instructions might be different depending on the type of tapioca pearls you get. Follow the instructions on your package.
Once the tapioca pearls are cooked, drain them and rinse them in cold water.
Stir in half of the agave nectar or your sweetener of choice.
Whisk together the remaining half of the agave nectar or your sweetener of choice with the coconut milk until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the matcha powder and hot water until even and there is no clumps.
Add a layer of boba “bubbles” to the bottom of a glass then pour in the milk and matcha mixtures.
To create distinct layers, add the milk in first, then slowly pour the matcha tea over the back of a spoon.
Add ice and enjoy!
That’s it! Matcha bubble milk tea is super easy to make at home, and it tastes just like your local boba tea shops makes it.
You’ll never have to overpay for this refreshing drink again when you can just make a quick batch at home in less than 10 minutes.
Why drink matcha boba tea?
The obvious answer is because it’s a delicious and refreshing way to beat the summer heat.
But matcha is also super good for you. It even made my list of the top smoothie superfoods!
Here’s a few reasons you should try to incorporate more of this green tea superfood into your diet:
- Natural Energy: Matcha contains a unique blend of caffeine and an amino acid called L-Theanine that work in tandem to provide a lasting energy release. Unlike the typical caffeine rush that spikes then crashes, matcha provides a sustainable energy boost that can last up to 4 hours and doesn’t end in a sudden crash. 
- Metabolism Booster: Matcha has been shown to increase thermogenesis (the rate that you body burns calories). Consuming matcha before exercise can also increase fat oxidation, leading to enhanced weight loss. 
- Packed With Antioxidants: Matcha is an excellent source of antioxidants, particularly EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). In fact, matcha has been shown to have up to 137x more EGCG than regular green tea. 
For a full break down on what matcha is and what benefits it can have, see this post on matcha vs. green tea.
A refreshing and energizing milk tea with boba “bubbles”. Tastes even better than your local boba tea shop!
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and add tapioca pearls. Once pearls have floated to the top (30 seconds – 1 minute), cover pot and boil for 3-5 minutes, until soft and chewy. *Note: instructions may vary depending on the type of tapioca pearls. Follow instructions on the package for best results.
- Drain tapioca pearls and rinse with cold water. Stir in half of the agave nectar.
- Whisk together hot water and matcha. In a separate cup, whisk together the milk and remaining agave nectar.
- Add the tapioca pearls to the bottom of a glass and pour in milk/agave mixture. To create a layered drink, pour the matcha tea slowly over the back of a spoon on top of the milk layer.
- Add ice and enjoy!
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