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Overhead view of a lychee bubble tea with brown sugar syrup and black tapioca pearls.

Lychee Bubble Tea

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This creamy lychee bubble tea is a refreshing drink that's easy to make. Save time and money making this copycat recipe at home!


  • Brown Sugar Syrup:
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tbsp water
  • Tapioca Pearls:
  • Lychee Bubble Tea:
    • ½ cup water
    • 1 green tea bag
    • ⅓ cup lychee nectar
    • ⅓ cup milk


Brown Sugar Syrup:


Tapioca Pearls:

  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the tapioca pearls. Cook for as long as the package instructs. Quick cooking tapioca pearls will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Other types of tapioca pearls will take 20 minutes or longer.
  2. Once cooked, remove the saucepan from the stove and strain out the tapioca pearls.
  3. Immediately coat the pearls in the brown sugar syrup. Let them soak while you prepare the tea.


Lychee Bubble Tea:


  • Everyone has a different preference for how to make their bubble tea. If needed, adjust the quantities of each ingredient to make your bubble tea taste just right.
  • Use a bubble tea straw to sip up the boba and a to-go bubble tea cup to take your drink with you.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Bubble Tea
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Taiwanese


  • Serving Size: 1 bubble tea
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.4g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 2.7g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg

Keywords: bubble tea recipe, milk tea recipe, boba tea