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Make Foam Bubble Milk Tea at home from scratch – Cold Tasty Foam Bubble Tea near you!

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Today, let’s make this tasty Foam Bubble Milk tea at home.  If you’ve read our other bubble milk tea post, you know this will be super easy.  Here we add one easy step to get the rich foam on top!

Take your bubble tea to the next level with tasty foam topping … 

Bubble tea is also known as Bubble milk tea, Boba Tea, Pearl milk tea, Tapioca tea, Zhen Zhu nai Cha (珍珠奶茶) and many more names.

But the Bubble tea we are all familiar with today, which is typically known for the tapioca balls (Boba) inside, was not the first “bubble” tea to be created.  A silky rich iced tea with fine bubbles on top was what would have been considered bubble tea in the distant past.  Today we’ll bring these two “bubbles” together and create a cold silky rich bubblelicious drink from the comforts of home.

Enjoy this tasty comfort food in the heat of summer or Anytime!

Try it then Share it!

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Find the Recipe below!


We use Chia seeds in place of boba (tapioca pearls).  You can replace with boba or even skip Chia seeds all together.

Soak 1 to 2 tsp Chia seeds in about 3 tsp hot water in a small bowl, or with enough to just cover the Chia seeds.  Stir to mix.

In a measuring cup or 500 mL cup, measure out 3x to 4x the amount for a single serving of your favourite tea leaves.  You can use Tea bags too (just 3x to 4x the bags).  Here we are making with Genmaicha Japanese brown rice green tea.  Add 150 mL to 200 mL hot water and steep the tea for 10 minutes.

Strain the tea into a cocktail shaker.

Add 1 to 2 tbsp brown or white sugar to the shaker.

Add the water activated Chia seeds to the shaker.

Add 60 to 100 mL evaporated milk or milk powder.  If you prefer, you can instead use milk powder.  It will give you a milk tea that tastes more like some store bought bubble teas since they tend to use milk powder.  Add as per instructions on the label to make 1 cup of milk.


Add ice to the cocktail shaker.  We find that using the lid/top cover of the shaker works well and gets enough ice for our 1 serving size.

Close the lid on the shaker and make sure it is one properly.  Shake like you’ve never shaken before.  Shake the cocktail mixer for about 1 to 2 minutes.

NOTE: You need to make sure not to do this without any ice.  If you have hot liquid in the shaker and try to shake it, the liquid inside will explode out (similar to if you were to shake a pop/soda bottle and open it).

As you start shaking, the outside of the shaker will get cold and will have condensation start to form.  After shaking for the recommended time, open the small lid top and pour out your foam tea into a tall glass (400 mL size works best).

You may still have some Chia seeds and liquid inside, so you can open the main, larger top and pour out any remaining using a spoon to prevent too much foam.

Enjoy and don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family!

Check at the end of this post for our favourite teas to use for Bubble Milk Tea.

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Single Serving:

Serving size 350mL (Tea + Milk)

  • 150 mL – 200mL hot water
  • 1 – 2 tbsp brown or white sugar
  • 1 tsp – 1.5 Tbsp Chia seeds (optional).  Adjust the amount to your liking.
  • 60mL – 100mL evaporated milk OR milk powder (as per label)
  • tea leaves or tea bags (3x to 4x or more tea than single serving)
  • Ice cubes (enough to fill top cover of cocktail shaker/mixer)

Try this with your favourite teas too!

Remember to Share this recipe with your friends & family

If you’re interested:

Our favourite Organic Earl Grey tea is from Two Leaves and a Bud.  It’s a very fragrant tea … Best Earl Grey we’ve ever had.  Check them out if you’re looking for a new tea to try.

On another note, their Organic Tropical Green Tea (though not used for our bubble teas) is a very relaxing tea to drink when you are enjoying some down time!

Here are some other great teas to use for Bubble Tea.  Our favourites:

  • Royal Milk Tea  (Earl Grey tea)
  • Oolong Milk Tea  (Oolong tea)
  • Green Milk Tea  (Chinese green tea)
  • Japanese Green Milk Tea  (Japanese green tea)
  • Genmaicha Milk Tea  (Japanese brown rice green tea)
  • Red Rose Milk Tea  (Orange Pekoe tea)

Also checkout our Dalgona Foam Milk Tea and Dalgona coffee recipes!

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