Recipes  |  9.30.2020  |  By S. Tasaki

Hojicha Bubble Milk Tea

Bubble milk tea originates from Taiwan but has since grown in popularity all around the world. Though there are many different versions of milk tea, we have recreated a version that uses everyone’s favorite Japanese Hojicha roasted green tea! This Hojicha bubble milk tea is one you can easily make at home, whether you want it hot or cold.

Satisfy your bubble tea or boba cravings with this simple homemade Hojicha bubble milk tea that’s got nutty and caramel notes from lightly sweetened tapioca. Watch our video below for step by step instructions on how to make this drink.


Serving Size: 1
Total Time:
10 minutes


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


  1. In a small sauce pan, 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 sauce pan, pour the milk over the Hojicha loose tea. Stir gently and heat on stove.
  4. Once the milk and tea starts to boil, remove from fire and set 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!
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Tips for enjoying:

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

If you recreate this recipe, tag us on Instagram at @senbirdtea or #senbirdtea! We’d love to see your creation.


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