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Homemade Cream Earl Grey Bubble Tea

Homemade Cream Earl Grey Bubble Tea is the summer’s most refreshing beverage made with dairy free coconut milk, earl grey tea, chewy boba balls (black tapioca pearls) and lightly sweetened with date paste. (vegan, dairy-free)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 412kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


Boba Balls (Tapioca Pearls)

  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup black boba balls (tapioca pearls)
  • 1 tablespoon date paste mixed with hot water to thin out


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 sachets Fraser Tea Cream Earl Grey Bubble Tea (or 8 tablespoons of loose leaf tea of choice)
  • 4 tablespoon date paste
    thinned out with a little hot water
  • 2 cups coconut milk
    Full fat canned
  • Ice
  • Straws fat ones that allow the boba balls to pass through.


  • In a small bowl add your 5 tablespoons of date paste and add just enough boiled hot water so that it thins out to a pourable syrup. Set aside.
  • Cook boba balls according to the directions on the back of your package. For QUICK cooking boba balls (tapioca balls) In a pot add 10 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of your boba balls, cover and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes and then turn down to simmer and cook for another 2-3 minute or until chewy. Drain and soak cooked pearls in cold water for 20 seconds. Drain and mix in 1 tablespoon of date paste. Stir well. Set aside. (For SLOW cooking boba balls, consult the directions on the back of your package for details. May take up to 45 minutes to cook.)
  • Brew Tea: Heat 4 cups of water to 195 degrees F to 205 degrees F. Steep 8 sachets of Fraser Tea Cream Earl Grey Bubble Tea for at least 3 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons of date paste mixture or sweeten to your personal preference. Cool in refrigerator.
  • Shake your can of coconut milk so that it is well mixed or put in a food processor for a minute. Set aside.
  • In a large glass, add ¼ cup bobo balls (tapioca pearls), 1 cup date sweetened Cream Earl Grey, ½ cup full fat coconut milk or milk of choice. Stir well and add ice as desired. Serve with a fat straw and enjoy!


If you do not have a milk or dairy sensitivity, feel free to substitute with half and half or full milk. We used date paste as a sweetener as it spikes your glucose levels less than regular granulated sugar or sweetened condensed milk. However, you can substitute with a sugar alternative of choice. Just be sure to add to the tea whilst it is still hot so that it dissolves. Quick cooked boba tapioca balls only last 1-2 hours after cooked and then they start to get hard.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg