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Boba Recipe: How to make Thai Tea Boba

June 21, 2020 3 min read

If there is one thing I love about being a Yelp Elite, it is that I get to go to events. However, due to the pandemic, Yelp has made their events virtual. Although I do not get to go to different places, I do still have the opportunity to learn.

One of the events I attended, taught me how to make Brown Sugar Boba and Thai Tea Boba. This event was hosted by Yelp NYC and New Territories, which offers Hong Kong eats and sweets.

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For this event, I was able to get one of their Boba Kits, which came with everything I needed to make Thai Tea Boba. These kits are amazing and I absolutely love all of their DIY Kits. They even have a wonderful menu, so if you find yourself in NYC, go check them out.

How to make Thai Tea Boba

Although New Territories did provide us with the Thai Tea boba recipe, I did make a few small modifications to the recipe. Such as not adding sugar to the boba, which I did add below as an option. I also used an infuser to make my tea rather than using a pot. The recipe is also for one serving, but I found that I could make two cups out of it, so this recipe is really for 2 servings, especially with the number of boba bubbles that are made.

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Thai Tea Boba

Learn how to make Thai Tea Boba
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • Strainer


  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Boba Bubbles
  • 1.5 tbsp Thai Tea

For Sugar Syrup

  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Water

For Milk Tea

  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Milk


Prepare the Boba Bubbles

  • Add 3 cups of water into a pot and boil. Once the water comes to a boil, add 1/2 cup of boba bubbles into the boiling water.
  • Stir the boba bubbles constantly to prevent them from sticking. Once they are floating, turn the flame down to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir once in a while throughout the 20 minutes. After it simmers for 20 minutes, turn off the heat.
  • Here you can add 1 tablespoon of sugar into the boba (This is optional, as sugar will be added later to the drink). If you add the sugar make sure to stir well. Let the boba bubbles sit for 25 minutes with a lid on.

Strain the boba

  • After the 25 minutes, strain the boba bubbles and rinse in cold water.

Add Sugar Syrup (Optional)

  • to make the boba sweet, you can add sugar syrup to it. To make sugar syrup, mix 1 tbsp of granulated sugar and 1 tbsp of hot water together. Once it's mixed together, add it to the boba. Set the boba aside and work on the tea
  • Note: the longer the boba sits in the sugar syrup, the sweeter it will be.

Prepare the Thai Tea

  • Boil 1.5 cups of water in a pot or kettle. Once the water boils, Put 1.5 tbsp of Thai Tea into an infuser along with the hot water. Steep for 5 minutes.
  • Note: If you do not have an infuser, you can boil the tea in the pot for 5 minutes or use tea bags with the thai tea in it.

Enjoy your Thai Tea Boba

  • Once the 5 minutes are up, put the boba bubbles into a cup, a few ice cubes and then strain the tea from the tea leaves into the cup.

Make Milk Tea (Optional)

  • If you'd like to drink it with milk, add 2 tbsp of granulated sugar to the tea and then add 1/4 cup of evaporated milk.
  • Tip: if the tea is still too strong, you can dilute it with more water or milk
Keyword Boba, Thai Tea Boba

It was such a great event and I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on another one of New Territories DIY Kits. The Kits do come with boba recipes for the tea of your choice and they have so many different kits to choose from. Some of the kits do come with the boba straws, which is nice to have. You can check New Territories and their kits out on Instagram or their website.

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Hola! I'm Hanny and I have been traveling since the age of three. Although, I grew up traveling, it wasn't until 2013, when I decided to start a blog. Read More

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