Refreshing Iced Milk Tea

Can you believe it’s already mid-August?? For me, it feels like the summer was just getting started when now it’s already coming to an end. And with all the fun outdoor adventures and after-work activities and weekend trips that summer brings, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted lately on the blog! For those of you that follow my Instagram, you’ll see that I’ve (sorta) kept up with some baking photography throughout my busy summer, but I’ve definitely neglected the blog.

So, to jump back into it, I wanted to share my summer obsession with you all: Iced Milk Tea. I’m literally drinking a glass as I write this post now πŸ™‚

Many people might associate milk tea with boba tea or bubble tea, which is really the same thing, just with tapioca pearls. Personally, I prefer without the pearls, but either way, this has been my go-to craving this summer. Somewhat sweet and so refreshing, it’s the perfect pick-me-up when you’re craving something creamier than regular iced tea, but maybe not quite feeling an iced coffee either. (Or you’re like me and you simply don’t like coffee!)

Plus, it’s so easy to make a home! And for much cheaper than any of the bubble tea shops.

Let me know if you try it out with the recipe below! You can also make a large pitcher of black tea in advance and use it to enjoy milk tea throughout the week* πŸ™‚

*(If you opt to make a large batch, I would recommend sticking to a more concentrated tea, as described in the recipe below, so it’s not too diluted once mixed with the ice and milk.)

Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • Black tea
  • Milk of choice (regular, soy, almond, etc.)
  • Sweetener of choice (honey, sugar, etc.)
  • Ice cubes
Instructions:
  1. Brew 1 tea bag with 1/2 cup hot water (or any loose leaf tea with about 1/2 the water you normally would.)
  2. Let cool for several minutes. While tea cools, add ice and any desired sweetener (honey, sugar, etc.) to a tall glass. Optional: add any prepared tapioca pearls to the glass as well.
  3. Once tea has steeped and cooled a bit, pour over glass with ice and top with milk.
  4. Stir gently and enjoy!