Boba Tea with Honey Sweetened Condensed Milk
We made Boba Tea healthy and your life is now complete!
Ok, that last part might be a bit of an exaggeration but what isn’t exaggerated is how terrible the store bought boba tea is for you. Typically containing a ton of processed non-organic sugar, chemical flavorings and sometimes even artificial colorings, this delicious concoction should normally be enjoyed only as a very occasional treat.
Well, not anymore!! We used organic earl grey tea but you can use any tea you like or even coffee. The real secret is the dairy free manuka honey “condensed milk”. We used our Australian Manuka as it has more of a caramel flavor than the NZ varieties but really, you could use any manuka honey for the taste and health benefits!
Boba Tea with Honey Sweetened Condensed “Milk”
Makes: 1-2 large drinks
4 bags of Organic Earl Grey Black Tea (or any organic tea of choice)
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp PRI Australian Manuka Honey (optional)
1 cup dried tapioca pearls
10 cups water
1 tbsp PRI Australian Manuka Honey
Coconut Honey Condensed Milk:
1 - 5.4oz can coconut cream (We used Native Forest; keep the cream from the top, discard liquid)
¼ cup PRI Australian Manuka Honey
Place 4 tea bags in a pot and fill with 2 cups of boiling water. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes, add in the honey when hot and stir. Set aside.
In a large pot, bring 10 cups of water to a boil, slowly pour in 1 cup of tapioca pearls. Once the boba begins to float to the top cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat off and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Strain excess water and transfer the boba into cold water so it doesn’t stick together, let it sit for 30 secs to 1 minute. Strain water. Add 1 tbsp of honey to the boba and stir.
In a high speed blender, combine the coconut cream with ¼ cup manuka honey. Make sure you use just the cream and discard the liquid from the can. Blend on high until it resembles the texture of condensed milk. Feel free to add more or less honey based on taste preference.
In a tall glass, pour in boba, ½ cup ice cubes, black tea, and honey coconut condensed milk. Enjoy!