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Cooking Instructions - Pearl Milk Bubble Tea (Warm)

Gold stainless steel cocktail shaker with round ceramic dishes holding milk tea powder, uncooked brown tapioca pearls, a tea bag and a white mug

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cooking Time: 22 minutes
TOTAL Time: 28 minutes

Watch: How to make a warm Pearl Milk Bubble Tea

What's in your kit

- Brown Tapioca Pearls
- Milk Tea Powder
- Tea Bags
- Scoop

You'll also need

- 400ml serving glass
- Shaker / air-tight container (shop Shakers)
- Bubble tea straws (shop Straws)
- Your choice of sweetener if required


1. Add one level scoop of pearls to 4 cups (1 litre) of boiling water in a medium pot.

Uncooked brown tapioca pearls in a plastic scoop being added to a medium-sized pot of boiling water

2. Stir gently, then cook for 2 minutes on high with the lid on.

3. Reduce heat to low. Cook for a further 18-20 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.


4. Remove a pearl and rinse under cold water:
Warm drinks - pearls should be chewy and slightly firm to the bite.

5. Turn off the heat and leave pearls to sit in the pot with the lid on for a further 5 minutes.


6. Brew 1 tea bag in 1 cup (250ml) of freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3-4 minutes.

7. Add 1/4 glass of room temperature water and the milk tea powder to your shaker/air-tight container.

IMPORTANT - Don't add the brewed tea (from step 6) yet, This is used in step 10.

Classic milk tea powder: 1 heaped scoop (40g)
Non-dairy milk tea powder: 1.5 scoops (45g)

Milk tea powder being poured from a plastic scoop into a gold stainless steel cocktail shaker

8. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Tip - Swirling the drink while it's still in the shaker will help dissolve any foam.


9. Drain pearls and rinse well under cold water.

Cooked tapioca pearls in a metal strainer being rinsed under cold running water

10. Add cooked pearls and the brewed tea to your serving glass.

11. Pour in the milk tea from your shaker.

12. Mix with your straw before drinking. If required add sweetener to taste.
Tip: Dissolve your sugar/sweetener in 2 tablespoons of hot water first to make it easier to mix into your bubble tea

Glass holding cooked brown tapioca pearls
Freshly brewed black tea being poured into serving glass holding brown tapioca pearls
Milk tea being poured from a gold stainless steel shaker into a glass holding brewed tea and cooked brown tapioca pearls


A glass of warm Pearl Milk Bubble Tea with brown tapioca pearls and a silver stainless steel bubble tea straw

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