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A fruity mango milk tea recipe that is the perfect bubble tea drink for summer. Made with mango juice, green tea, milk, simple syrup and boba. Easy to make, just as good as a bubble tea store version, and so much cheaper than buying it from the store.
What does mango bubble tea taste like?
It’s just the right amount of creamy, with a fresh green tea base and bright, bold mango flavor. Served with ice for an extra chilled drink on a hot summer day.
- Mango Juice: Use pure mango nectar if you are able to find it. Or, if you have a juicer, you could even juice your own mangoes for the freshest juice. Avoid artificially sweetened juices and those that have mango mixed with other fruit flavors. These juices tend to be overly sugary and don’t have the most authentic mango flavor.
- Green Tea: Use your favorite type of green tea. You can also use loose leaf tea if you prefer.
- Milk: Use regular 2% milk. If you want to make this drink vegan or dairy free, substitute the milk for almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk depending on the flavor combo you prefer.
- Black Tapioca Pearls: Use quick cooking tapioca pearls as these will save a lot of time when cooking them. If you can’t find quick cooking ones, follow the instructions on the bag for how to cook them.
- Sugar: Granulated sugar is for making the simple syrup to sweeten the tea. You can use brown sugar instead. It will slightly change the flavor, but will still taste delicious with the mango.
- Use bubble tea straws. Regular straws are not wide enough to drink boba through. You can buy special bubble tea straws online that are meant for drinking milk tea with.
- Make the tea in advance, except for the boba. If you want to make this milk tea in advance, you can make all the other parts, and even mix them together and store them in the fridge except the boba. Cook the boba only when you are ready to drink your tea. Cooked boba don’t last very long before they get hard.
- Make extra simple syrup. If you think you’ll make this drink often, make a large batch of simple syrup and store the leftovers in an airtight jar in the fridge. Use a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, so 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, for example. This syrup can last for several weeks and making it in advance will save you time later on.
- Stir the boba in simple syrup right away. Don’t skip this step. Stirring the cooked boba pearls in a small amount of the simple syrup mixture coats the boba and prevents them from sticking together in a large clump.
- Use popping boba. If you want to use fruity popping boba instead, this is a great milk tea flavor to do it with. Use mango popping boba, or any another fruit flavor.