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Bubble Tea in 10 Minutes | ชานมเย็น

This is my absolute favourite drink to have when I work from home! If could, I would drink this on a daily basis. But unfortunately I have to restrict it to a weekly basis.

When I was living in Thailand for 5 years, this would be my go-to-drink because it was only $1.25 CAD. Since coming back to Canada, I've realized that a large bubble tea is $7.

Thai Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls | Bubble Tea Recipe

I knew something had to change because the craving for bubble tea is REAL and I am NOT spending that much for it!

Don't worry guys, I got a solution to all your bubble tea problems because this recipe is easy and affordable if you need a little kick to your day.

Feel free to follow the video above and the directions below.


  • 1 cup of Thai Tea Mix - Click here

  • 1 cup of Tapioca Pearls - Click here

  • 3/4 cup of sugar

  • 1/2 cup of milk

  • 3 tbsp of maple syrup - you can substitute it for honey or sugar

Ingredients for Thai Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls | Bubble Tea Recipe


  1. Put 4 cups of water to boil for the Thai Tea.

  2. Put 10 cups of water to boil for the tapioca pearls.

  3. Once the 10 cups of water boils add the tapioca pearls.

  4. Stir slowly until pearls rise to the top.

  5. Then lower your heat to mid temperature and put the lid on. Let it sit for 3 mins. 6. After 3 minutes take the pot of the burner and let it sit for 2 minutes.

  6. Once the time is up, drain all the pearls into a strainer and rinse it will cold water.

  7. Put the pearls back into the pot and add in your maple syrup and stir.

  8. Now let’s make the Thai tea (this will the concentrate for the tea)! Add in the loose leaves into boiling water and stir. Add the sugar and stir.

  9. 10. Strain your tea into a juice container, so you can save it for the next couple of days.

  10. 11. Let’s assemble your bubble tea. Add a generous spoonful of pearls, cubes of ice. Fill the cup to half way with the concentrated Thai tea and the other half with your milk.

  11. 12. Stir with your bubble tea straw and it’s ready to drink!

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