fbpx Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
The Japanese royal milk tea is shown in a beautiful Japanese ceramic teacup.

Japanese Royal Milk Tea

  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Tea
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

A rich and creamy milk tea that has a delicate floral aroma. You can enjoy this famous Japanese tea both hot and iced.


Scale

Ingredients

Measurements for 2 servings (see note for 1 serving – not half)

1 1/2 tsp (heaping) Darjeeling tea leaves

1/2 tsp (heaping) Assam tea leaves

300 ml milk

100 ml water

honey, to taste


Instructions

Measure the tea leaves into a very small bowl. Add in just enough boiling water to thoroughly cover the leaves. Let this sit to open up the leaves. 

[Hot version: preheat tea cups by filling with hot water.]

Heat milk and water in a small pot over medium heat. Just before it begins to boil, add in the moistened tea leaves and turn off the heat. Stir with a spoon to mix. 

Cover the pot and allow it to steep for 4 minutes (5 if you will drink it iced).

Give it another stir, then strain the milk tea into a bowl or measuring cup that has an easy pour spout. Sweeten the tea to your taste preference with honey.

Hot version: Empty hot water from tea cups and fill with prepared milk tea.

Cold version: Chill in fridge until cool enough to serve over ice.


Notes

Measurements for one serving: 1 1/2 tsp (heaping) black tea leaves (75% Darjeeling, 25% Assam) – 150 ml milk – 75 ml water

Keywords: Japanese tea, royal milk tea