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Lychee Bubble Milk Tea - Boba

Lychee milk tea served with tapioca pearls. Cheap, ULTRA easy & packed with lychee flavor.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Vegan
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 200kcal


  • 2 Tall glasses
  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 Scoop or spoon
  • 1 Blender
  • 2 Large straws optional


  • ½ cup quick-cooking tapioca pearls
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup tea black, green, etc.
  • 1 can lychee 20 lychees
  • 1 cup milk I used unsweetened oat milk


  • 2 cups ice cubes for serving


  • In a small pan, add tapioca pearls to boiling hot water and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. Once cooked, reserve 2 tablespoons of water and drain the rest.
  • Immediately add sugar and the reserved water. Stir well and set aside.
  • Make tea in a mug. Set it aside to let it cool.
  • Open a can of lychees. Peel & remove pit if needed. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the leftover lychee syrup from the can.
  • Add 20 pieces of lychee to the blender and blend until a smooth puree is formed.
  • To serve, fill two glasses with ice cubes. Pour lychee puree & lychee syrup over them.
  • Then pour tea on top. Finish off with milk. Stir well & enjoy!
  • Serve it with tapioca pearls & more sugar/sweetener if desired.


Important: Taste before serving! Adjust the sweetness to your own personal taste. Everyone enjoys their boba differently! 
  • Tip 1 - To make things easier, use canned lychee that's already been peeled & stoned.
  • Tip 2 - Always STIR this drink well before serving.
  • Tip 3 - Boba is all about personal preference. Adjust the tea flavor before serving - add more sugar, milk, or tea if desired.
  • Tip 4 - Pour the lychee puree through a fine mesh sieve to avoid any leftover lychee bits (optional).
To serve HOT -  Simply leave out the ice cubes and serve with piping hot tea & milk.
To STORE - Leave out the ice cubes and store the drink in an airtight container. If refrigerated, it will keep for approx. 2-3 days.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg