Taiwanese Milk Tea (Bubble Tea) is a famous drink invented in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s. It's a tea based drink that's more popular than Starbucks in Taiwan. Often times add-ins like tapioca (boba) pearls, coffee jelly or lychee jelly are mixed in to add some chewy texture along with the beverage.
In this video tutorial I'll show you how to make Authentic Taiwanese Milk tea using a recipe from my Auntie (an old family friend) who owned her own bubble tea shop in Taichung, Taiwan. I've included links to the ingredients and brands I used below because without these brands, I wouldn't be able to replicate the same flavors of the tea.
If you're curious, most good Taiwanese Bubble Tea shops will use thier own blend of teas for thier drinks, and oftentimes it's expensive full leaf teas. The Red Rose tea I've listed below is what my Auntie recommended that I buy in the US to get a very similar flavor to the Taiwanese tea blends.
Tip: If you're planning on including add-ins, always serve them with a fat straw so you're able to actually suck the pearls or jellies through. : ) Thick bubble tea straws are relatively cheap online if you can't find any at your local Asian supermarkets.
Note: This recipe was my very first video tutorial I posted to YouTube. Needless to say, my video editing skills weren't all that good back then, and I've learned so much since about video recipe making. Please don't laugh, unless you're laughing with me. :D (Oh! And don't forget to support me by subscribing to my Channel and sharing my videos & these recipes with friends)