Taro Bubble Tea, also known as Taro Milk Tea or Taro Boba, is a popular purple drink made with taro root, tea, milk, sugar, ice, and tapioca balls.

The taro root gives the drink its distinctive purple color and adds a sweet, nutty flavor.
The drink can be enjoyed warm or cold and is known for its creamy texture and mouthfeel!

Taro Bubble Tea photo

Recipe for Taro Bubble Tea

Bubble tea is a popular Taiwanese drink that has taken the world by storm. It is a refreshing and sweet drink that can be made in a variety of flavors.
One of the most popular flavors is Taro Bubble Tea. In this recipe, we will show you how to make Taro Bubble Tea at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Taiwanese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • Blender
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Large pot
  • Strainer
  • Tall glass
  • Bubble tea straw


  • 1/2 cup taro powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup cooked tapioca pearls


  • In a blender, combine the taro powder, sugar, and boiling water. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the milk and ice cubes to the blender. Blend until the mixture is frothy.
  • Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
  • Add the cooked tapioca pearls to the glass.
  • Insert a bubble tea straw and enjoy!


Nutritional Facts:
Calories: 300
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 60g
Protein: 2g
Sugar: 30g
Keyword boba tea, Bubble Tea, Taro Bubble Tea, tea

Recommended Pairing Food:

Taro Bubble Tea pairs well with savory snacks like popcorn chicken, or egg rolls.

Useful Tips:

  • Use a cocktail shaker to create a frothy texture.
  • Adjust the sugar to your liking.
  • Make sure to follow the instructions for cooking the tapioca pearls carefully to ensure they are nicely hydrated before adding them to the drink.
  • If using taro tapioca bubbles (which are purple), you may not need to use taro powder. However, adding a pinch of taro powder to the blender can intensify the flavor.
  • Experiment with different types of milk (dairy or non-dairy) and sweeteners to find the combination that you like best.


Can I use fresh taro instead of taro powder?

Yes, you can use fresh taro, but it will require more preparation time.

Can I use a different type of milk?

Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer.

Can I use honey instead of sugar?

Yes, you can use honey, but it will change the flavor of the drink.

Want the best Results?
Avoid these common mistakes:

Not cooking the tapioca pearls correctly:
Tapioca pearls need to be cooked correctly to achieve the right texture. Make sure to follow the instructions on the package carefully, and don’t overcook or undercook the pearls.
If you’re using quick-cook tapioca pearls, they will take less time to cook than regular ones.

Using too much taro powder:
Taro powder can be quite potent, so it’s important not to use too much. Start with a small amount and gradually add more until you achieve the desired flavor.
Keep in mind that many store-bought taro powders are sweetened, so you may need to adjust the amount of additional sweetener you add.

Not blending the ingredients well enough:
To achieve a smooth and creamy texture, it’s important to blend the ingredients well.
Make sure to blend until all the ingredients are fully combined and there are no lumps of taro powder left.

Not customizing the drink to your taste:
Taro Bubble Tea can be customized in many ways, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find the combination that you like best.
You can try using different types of milk (dairy or non-dairy), sweeteners, and additional flavorings.

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