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Strawberry milk tea with boba in a glass.
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Strawberry Milk Tea

Strawberry milk tea is sweet, refreshing, and simple to make at home! Homemade strawberry syrup, earthy green tea, and almond milk top chewy tapioca pearls in this pink summer drink. Vegan & gluten-free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time58 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • ½ cup tapioca pearls
  • cups fresh diced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 green tea tea bags
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk


  • Bring 1 cup of water to a simmer, remove from the heat, add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags and set aside to cool completely.
  • In a small pot add the diced strawberries, sugar and ¾ cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the strawberries are very soft and mushy.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the strawberry syrup through a sieve, pressing with a spoon to get as much juice out of the strawberries as possible.
  • Set the strawberry syrup aside to cool completely.
  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add the tapioca pearls, reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Strain the tapioca pearls. Add the cooked, hot pearls to a small bowl and stir through ½ of the strawberry syrup. Allow to cool completely.
  • To serve: Evenly divide the soaked tapioca pearls and syrup between two tall glasses and top with ice.
  • Divide the tea, milk and remaining strawberry syrup between the two glasses.
  • Serve immediately.




  • Strawberry syrup and steeped tea can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days before use.
  • Cook and soak the tapioca pearls when needed.
  • Adding ice to the drink makes it lovely and chilled.
  • Any sugar can be used however if using coconut or brown sugar it may slightly change the color of the drink.
  • The drink may start to separate slightly, just give it a mix before drinking and it will be just perfect!
  • Frozen strawberries can be used, do not defrost before use.
  • Adjust the sweetness to taste by adding a little more sugar to the strawberry syrup if needed.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g