Need a unique milk tea drink to show off to your friends? Well, this butterfly pea milk tea is the perfect recipe for that! This easy-to-make milk tea tastes delicious, and its lovely blue hue comes from butterfly pea flowers – that’s right, no artificial coloring here!
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you can pair this milk tea with my Wookie Cookies recipe for a fun little Star Wars treat!
Butterfly Pea Milk Tea
- ½ cup – brown sugar
- ¼ cup – hot water
- ½ cup – tapioca pearls https://amzn.to/3b0hUOu
- 1 teaspoon – butterfly pea powder, I used Suncore Foods (or 1 tablespoon – loose butterfly pea flower)
- 1 cup – cold water (use hot water if using loose butterfly pea flower)
- 1 cup – non-dairy milk
- Small saucepan
- Large saucepan
- Medium size bowl
- Measuring cups
- 2 drinking glasses
- Reusable boba straws
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and hot water, and bring to a simmer.
- Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
- Take off heat, pour into a medium-sized bowl, and allow to cool.
- While you wait for the sugar syrup to cool, cook the boba as the package instructs.
- When the boba is cooked and drained, soak them in the brown sugar syrup for 30 minutes.
- In a measuring cup, combine the and butterfly pea powder. Whisk to dissolve.
- Evenly distribute the boba along with the syrup into two glass cups. Add more syrup if you want it to be a little sweeter.
- Add some ice, and fill the glasses with ½ cup of non-dairy milk.
- Add a half cup of butterfly pea tea to each glass. Stir with your favorite boba straw, and enjoy!
- You can easily buy tapioca pearls at your local Asian supermarket!
- If you’re worried about the taste of the tea, it’s actually very light. The flavor from the brown sugar syrup and the tapioca pearls will overpower that tea flavor. Trust me, you won’t even notice!
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