This mango bubble milk tea is so perfect for summer! You only need a few ingredients to make mango bubble tea – green tea, mango nectar, milk, boba, and sugar. So much cheaper than buying it from the tea shop, but tastes just as good . . . and the best part, this mango milk tea recipe is super easy to make!
WHAT IS MANGO BUBBLE TEA MADE OF?
This bubble tea only requires a few ingredients. Green tea, mango nectar, milk, boba, and sugar is all it takes to make mango bubble tea.
- Mango nectar or juice- We live in Zambia Africa, so we always have fresh mangoes! We use our juicer to make our own mango juice for this recipe, but you can use store bought juice easily. We also love this brand of mango nectar.
- Green tea- Use your favorite brand of green tea like this one.
- Sugar- Granulated sugar
- Milk- For this recipe, you can use regular milk (whole or 2% taste the best), or almond milk or coconut milk work just as well for a dairy free option!
- Tapioca Pearls- You can use these black ones, or these mango popping boba pearls.
WHAT DOES MANGO BUBBLE TEA TASTE LIKE?
Monin says that “Mango milk tea has a fruity, tropical flavor that’s perfect for first-time bubble tea drinkers.” So even if you’ve never tried bubble tea before, you most likely will love this sweet and creamy drink!
HOW DO YOU MAKE MANGO BUBBLE TEA?
- Brew the green tea, and let it chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Chill the mango nectar or juice.
- While the tea and juice are chilling, make a simple syrup using granulated sugar and water.
- Make the boba by boiling it in water. As soon as it is done cooking, you will want to coat the pearls with a few tablespoons of the simple syrup. This will ensure that the boba pearls do not stick together.
- Finally, mix the chilled tea, chilled juice, and milk together. Add the simple syrup, boba, and ice. Enjoy!
STEP BY STEP TIPS FOR MAKING BUBBLE TEA:
Boil water, and pour over the green tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes, you’ll want a good strong green tea flavor! Chill for at least an hour, or until cold.
Chill the mango juice if it is not already cold.
Next, make the simple syrup by combining equal parts of sugar and water. You can boil the mixture on the stove, while constantly stirring, or boil it in a microwave safe measuring cup until you see it start to boil. Once boiling, remove and stir, making sure that all of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
While the simple syrup and green tea are cooling, you can boil your boba pearls. There are a few important things in how to make boba at home. Do not make the boba too far ahead of time . . . you will want to use boba pearls the same day that you make them since they do not store well.
Boil the boba pearls for 5-10 minutes, depending on how chewy you want the boba to be. The pearls will turn black as you boil them.
As soon as you are finished boiling them, use a strainer to dump the boba pearls out of the boiling water. Run cool water over them until they come to room temperature.
Immediately after the boba pearls come to room temperature, mix them with a few tablespoons of simple syrup. If you skip this important step, the pearls will form a clump. By coating them with simple syrup, the boba pearls will stay in individual balls.
The last thing to do is to mix all of the ingredients together. Start by spooning boba pearls into a glass. Then add the green tea, mango juice, milk, and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Add ice if desired.
IS THERE MANGO FLAVORED BOBA?
Yes! These mango flavored popping boba pearls are so delicious, and can be added to a variety of bubble teas.
DOES MANGO BOBA HAVE CAFFEINE?
Full Coffee Roast says “the short answer is Yes, A standard cup of bubble tea may contain anywhere between 100 mg – 160 mg of caffeine.” Since bubble tea has green tea in it, then there is a low caffeine content.
- 4 green tea bags
- 3 cups mango juice
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup black tapioca boba pearls
- Boil 3 cups water, and add the 4 tea bags to steep for 10 minutes. Chill for at least 1 hour.
- Chill mango juice.
- While the tea and juice are chilling, boil 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
- In a medium saucepan, boil a few cups of water. Add 1 cup uncooked boba pearls and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until desired chewiness. When they are done, dump them into a strainer and run cool water over them until they are room temperature. Immediately after this, you will want to coat the pearls with a few tablespoons of the simple syrup. This will ensure that the boba pearls do not stick together.
- Finally, mix the chilled tea, chilled juice, and milk together. Add the simple syrup, boba, and ice if desired. Enjoy!