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Milk being poured into a cup of boba tea

Boba (Brown Sugar Milk Tea)

A sweet drink that Taiwan gets the credit for inventing
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Taiwanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 387kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


For the Syrup

  • 4 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar Packed
  • 3 Tablespoons water

For the Tea

  • 1 Tablespoon Black Tea
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/3 Cup Tapioca Pearls cooked
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream


  • In a small saucepan, add dark brown sugar and the water. Stir to combine and heat over medium heat for about 2 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
  • In another pot, boil water and add in the tea, steep until desired strength about 5 minutes.
  • In two glasses divide the tapioca pearls and the syrup. Add in the ice cubes and tea. Leave enough room to pour in the cream. Stir and serve.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg