This creamy, vegan matcha milk tea is a delicious bubble tea recipe for anyone who loves matcha. Matcha green tea and almond milk, sweetened with simple syrup, and packed with boba. Served over ice for a refreshing, healthy drink.
Why this is the best matcha boba tea
- It’s the best matcha recipe. If you love matcha, this is a great recipe to make. It is not overly sweet, but has enough sugar and milk to balance out the bitter taste of matcha on its own.
- It’s easy to make. You don’t need any fancy syrups or powders to make this recipe. All the ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store.
- It’s vegan. This drink uses almond milk instead of cow’s milk, so it’s completely vegan as is, and no substitutions are necessary.
- Matcha Powder: Use a good quality culinary grade matcha powder. You do not need ceremonial grade matcha for this recipe.
- Boba: If you can find them, use quick cooking boba pearls.
Heat the sugar and water on a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar fully dissolves. Set aside.
Boil a small saucepan of water and add the boba. Boil for 10 minutes until the boba are soft. Rinse them under cold water to cool them down.
Add the boba to the simple syrup.
Use a matcha whisk to dissolve the matcha into the hot water. Add this matcha mixture to the syrup coated boba.
Mix the matcha boba mixture together with the almond milk in a glass filled with ice. Stir and enjoy.
It tastes a bit like a matcha latte — a balance between milky flavor with sweet green tea matcha flavor. The simple syrup sweetens the matcha to remove the bitter aftertaste without overdoing it on the sweetness.
Matcha powder contains some caffeine. Therefore yes, matcha bubble tea does have some caffeine, but contains less caffeine than coffee does.
This matcha milk tea recipe is slightly sweet. Enough so the matcha doesn’t taste bitter, but not overly sweet. However, you can add more or less sugar to adjust the sweetness of this bubble tea.
This matcha bubble tea recipe has only 173 calories per serving, making it one of the healthiest bubble tea recipes.
- Mix the boba pearls into the simple syrup right away. As soon as the boba pearls are done cooking and have been rinsed with cold water, coat them in the simple syrup. This prevents them from sticking together and forming a large clump.
- Use a matcha whisk. A matcha whisk helps to easily dissolve the matcha powder in hot water. Without a whisk, it can be difficult to get rid of small clumps of matcha powder.