Eggnog Milk Tea Boba – an eggnog tea with a bubble tea twist! Learn how to make a boba milk tea that is holiday ready!
Even before we picked out our tree and decked our halls, my daughter’s craving for eggnog had to be quenched. I wondered, “how soon is too soon to start enjoying eggnog?” But, if you peeked into our refrigerator just before the Thanksgiving holiday, you would have found some eggnog in there, and it has continued to be a staple ever since. I’ve decided that we should all indulge in a little extra Christmas cheer; the season flies by far too quickly anyway.
She also had another special request: eggnog boba. And since you know me and my family’s unquenchable thirst for bubble tea, I was more than happy to oblige.
How to Make Eggnog Bubble Tea
Eggnog milk tea brings together the holiday tradition with a classic milk tea that is so easy to make at home! You will need three main components: black tea, boba, and eggnog! And a little extra maple syrup, to taste.
Start by brewing the tea. For this recipe, I take a cue from The Boba Guys: steep the tea for several minutes, pour over ice, and allow to cool until the ice is all melted.
While the tea cools, make your boba. You can find tapioca pearls (boba) at your local Asian market (like 99 Ranch) or on Amazon. The brand I use cooks in just 5 minutes. Be sure to follow the instructions on your packaging since each brand is different. I like to sweeten it with maple syrup (elf approved!), but you can also use agave syrup, or a homemade brown sugar syrup.
Finally, you will need eggnog. Store bought is fine here! But if you want something extra-special, try my recipe for Coconut Hazelnut Eggnog.
To make the boba, start by adding boba to your glass, top with ice and additional maple syrup, to taste. Pour in the brewed tea and stir in the eggnog, and enjoy!
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Eggnog Milk Tea Boba (Bubble Tea)
For the tea
- 2 tablespoons loose black tea such as Early Grey, English Breakfast, or Darjeeling, or substitute 2 tea bags.
- 3 cups boiling water ideally, 208°F
- 4 oz ice cubes
For the boba
- 1 1/3 cups large tapioca pearls (boba)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup plus more for serving
- 1 1/3 cup eggnog
Brew the tea
- Place the tea leaves in a heatproof glass, pour the boiling water over the tea, and let it steep for 4 minutes.
- Place the ice in a glass. Strain the tea over the ice, and set it aside until the ice is fully melted.
Make the boba
- Bring a saucepan with water to a rolling boil. Drop in the boba pearls and cook according to your package directions. If you use the quick cook variety, it should take about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and stir in the maple syrup to sweeten the tapioca pearls.
Assemble the Eggnog Milk Tea Boba
- Spoon the boba into tall glasses. Add some ice, maple syrup (to taste), and ice. Divide the tea into the glasses, and top off with eggnog. Enjoy immediately.