brewed hojicha bubble milk tea in a glass and hojicha tea tin
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Recipe: Hojicha Bubble Milk Tea

Bubble milk tea, also known as boba, originates from Taiwan but has since grown in popularity all around the world. While there are many different versions, we recreated our own using everyone's favorite roasted green tea to make a Hojicha bubble milk tea recipe.

This milk tea is one you can easily make at home, whether you want it hot or cold. Satisfy your cravings with this simple homemade Hojicha bubble milk tea that features the tea's slight nutty notes and the tapioca's sweet, caramel ones.

For a step-by-step video guide on how to make this drink, scroll to the bottom for our filmed tutorial.

Brewed hojicha bubble milk tea in a glass with straw


Serving Size: 1

Total Time: 10 minutes



  • 2 tbsp Hojicha loose tea
  • 8oz of choice of milk (whole and oat milk are our favorite)
  • 1/4 cup of tapioca
  • 1 tbsp honey (or any sweetener of choice)
  • Hot water

How to make Hojicha Bubble Milk Tea:

  1. In a small saucepan, boil the tapioca for 5 minutes or as per the directions.
  2. When ready, drain the water from the tapioca. Then stir in honey on the tapioca over low heat for a minute and set aside. Be sure to stir frequently to avoid burning.
  3. In another saucepan, pour the milk over the Hojicha loose tea. Stir gently and heat on the stove.
  4. Once the milk and tea start to boil, remove them from the fire and set them aside.
  5. Combine the ingredients by scooping the tapioca and honey syrup into a cup and pour the Hojicha milk tea through a strainer to avoid any loose leaves in the drink.
  6. Stir together and enjoy!

Tips for enjoying:

  • For a bolder flavor, feel free to increase the amount of Hojicha loose tea.
  • To avoid the tea from turning bitter, be sure not to boil the tea leaves too long in the milk.
  • If you want this cold, simply prepare the hojicha milk first, set it aside to cool, and when assembling, add ice.



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