From Taiwan Classic to the famous Brown Sugar Milk Tea!

More often than not, when we crave for milk tea, there’s nothing stopping us from getting our fix from our favorite milk tea shops. Well, except for one: budget, which results in no other than an unsatisfied craving and very sad you.

But budget need not be a problem especially when you can make your favorite flavors at home anytime you want at a somewhat cheaper price! In fact, to help you, we’ve compiled the milk tea recipes of 5 popular milk tea flavors you can try out which are perfect for when those cravings hit!

Taiwan Classic Bubble Tea Recipe

Named after the country where the beloved milk tea/bubble originated, the Taiwan Classic Bubble Milk Tea is a good place to start if you’re trying milk tea out for the first time.

Taiwan Classic Bubble Tea from Tea 18
Photo from Booky

Here’s a recipe from Yummy. ph:

Ingredients (For 1 serving):

  • 2 bags of your favorite tea (black is preferred)
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 tbsp. of non -dairy creamer/powdered skim milk
  • cooked tapioca pearls
  • simple syrup
  • ice


First, steep your tea bags for 5 minutes in hot water. Then, drain the water from your tea bags and pour the tea into a mug, adding the simple syrup to taste as well as the non dairy creamer. Once fully incorporated, transfer your mixture to a glass with ice and tapioca pearls. Wait for the mixture to cool then enjoy!

Can't bother to make a glass? Try out the Taiwan Classic Bubble Tea from Tea 18 and check Booky for a 2 for 1 offer from Tea 18. 

Wintermelon Milk Tea Recipe

One of the most popular milk tea flavors aside from the classic, the Wintermelon Milk Tea’s a sure thirst quencher on hot sunny days.

Fun fact: Wintermelon is also known as waxy gourd, ashy gourd, or "kundol" in Filipino. 
Wintermelon Milk tea from Black Scoop
Photo from Booky

Here’s a modified recipe from Bubble Tea Supply:

Ingredients (For 2 servings):

  • 12 oz. Brewed Green Jasmine Tea (You can also use black tea)
  • 2 oz. Wintermelon Syrup
  • 2 oz. Milk
  • Tapioca Pearls
  • Ice


Once you’ve prepared your preferred tea, add the Wintermelon Syrup and milk to taste. Afterwards, transfer the mixture to a glass with tapioca pearls and ice. Stir well and enjoy!

Tired looking for Wintermelon Syrup or find it too tedious to make some, check out Black Scoop's Wintermelon Tea then check Booky for a 2 for 1 offer from Black Scoop. 

Thai Milk Tea Recipe

From Taiwan to Thailand, if your taste buds want a sweeter, stronger, and fuller milk tea, then you should go for Thai Milk Tea.

Thai Milk Tea from Icelavie
Photo from Facebook | Glorietta

Here’s a modified recipe from Tasty:

Ingredients (For 2 servings):

  • 4 cups water (1L)
  • 1 cup Thai tea leaves (25 g)
  • 1/4 cup half & half (60 mL)
  • simple syrup
  • ice
  • tapioca pearls


First, combine the water and Thai leaves in a pot. Heat the leaves until it comes to a boil. Once it has, pour the mixture through a strainer into a container that’s heat-proof. Wait until the tea is cooled before you assemble. To assemble, simply combine the tea, the half & half, and the simple syrup then place it in a glass with ice and tapioca pearls. Enjoy!

Not sure if you're going to like the taste? Try out Icelavie's Thai Milk Tea first. Also, keep an eye out on your Booky app, who knows you may just get 2 for 1 of this milk tea soon.

Matcha Milk Tea Recipe

Ever participated in the matcha craze? A kind of tea jam-packed with health benefits, if you love matcha, then you’ll no doubt love the Matcha Milk Tea.

Cha Khiao from Cha Tuk Chak
Photo from Booky

Here’s a modified recipe from Spoon University:

Ingredients (For 2 servings):

  • 2 tbsp. matcha
  • 1 tbsp. green tea leaves
  • 1 cup of almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • Simple syrup or honey
  • Ice


Begin by brewing your tea leaves in hot water for 2 minutes. Afterwards, add the matcha to your already steeped tea. Once fully dissolved, transfer the mixture to a glass with tapioca pearls. Finally, add simple syrup/honey, milk, and ice to taste. Enjoy!

Have a matcha craving you need to satisfy ASAP? Check out the Cha Khiao from Cha Tuk Chak and also check out the Booky for a 2 for 1 offer with Cha Tuk Chak. 

Brown Sugar Milk Tea Recipe

Another craze that’s recently swept the nation, the Brown Sugar Milk Tea Recipe is undoubtedly worth the hype especially for those who like their milk teas sweet and rich.

Brown Satou from Teacarus
Photo from Booky

Here is a modified recipe from The Fat Kid Inside:

Ingredients (For 1 serving):

  • 2 bags of tea (ideally black)
  • 1/2 cup of full cream milk
  • Brown sugar syrup (It’s like simple syrup but made of muscovado sugar instead of white sugar)
  • Tapioca
  • Ice


First, steep your teabags for 15 minutes. Once steeped, discard the tea bags and allow the tea to coo. Afterwards, combine the tea and the full cream milk then set aside. In another glass, place the tapioca pearls, line the glass with the thick syrup and finally, add the milk tea mixture to the glass. Best enjoyed after a quick stir!

Lines at a certain famous milk tea shops that serve Brown Sugar Milk Tea too long? Check out Teacarus' Brown Satou Milk Tea in the meantime and check out Booky for a 2 for 1 offer with them!
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Now that you have the milk tea recipes, go ahead and make yourself a cup or two! Or if don’t have that much time on your hands, type ‘MILK TEA’ in the Booky app and find the closest milk tea shop you can go to for your milk tea fix!

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