Almond Milk Tea: Easy Recipe to Make Delicious Almond Boba Tea at Home

by Mama Loves A Drink

Almond milk tea recipe: learn how to make delicious almond bubble tea at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Almond milk and black tea are a match made in heaven.

The combination first became popular with tea drinkers who had to avoid milk for dietary reasons. However, the explosion of the boba milk tea fashion quickly brought this delicious tea to conquer a much wider stage.

Now, almond milk tea is one of the most popular flavors for bubble tea, especially among black tea lovers.

Making almond milk tea at home is easy. This is our tried and tested boba almond tea recipe.

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Two glasses of boba tea with text: how to make almond milk tea at home

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The best tea for almond milk tea

The best tea variety for almond milk tea is black tea.

The deep flavour of dark tea leaves pairs particularly well with the nutty flavor of the almond milk, especially if you opt for the roasted almond variety.

You can make almond bubble tea with your favorite black tea: Assam tea and English breakfast tea both work well but earl gray tea takes almond milk well too, its mild bergamot flavour adding a pleasant extra layer of taste to the final product.

The best milk for this almond milk tea recipe

Almond milk comes in two main varieties: unroasted almond and roasted almond. Each of these comes into a sweetened and one unsweetened version.

Which almond milk to pick for your almond boba tea depends on the flavour you prefer:

Unroasted almond milk has a strong taste of almond: it is very refreshing and not overly sweet

Roasted almond milk has a nutty taste and you don’t necessarily taste the almond in it.

This makes it work particularly well will black tea: the resulting taste is closer to that of tea with dairy milk, which makes this bubble tea a popular alternative for dairy-free tea lovers.

To make almond boba tea, you can choose either sweetened or unsweetened almond milk.

We love the unsweetened version most as it gives the most control on the final result.

How to serve almond milk tea

We love to serve almond milk tea in tall boba glasses with large straws.

These are perfect to showcase the boba balls at the bottom of your glass and give a fun and trendy look to your tea too!

How to make Almond milk tea: almond boba tea recipe

a mason jar filled with almond milk tea on a black background

A delicious recipe to make almond milk tea at home! Learn how to make this delicious nutty boba tea, perfect for black tea lovers

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • Black boba pearls - a handful
  • One sachet of black tea
  • Boiling water
  • Almond milk


Making almond milk tea is as easy as pouring hot water on your teabag. However, if you are making a boba version of this tea, you need to also cook your tapioca pearls, which will take about 20 minutes.

Boba pearls usually come with cooking instructions. Should they not, this is the process:

Out a generous amount of water in a pot. Place on a hob, turn on the heat and bring it to a boil.

Once the water is bubbling, add your boba pearls and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. The boba balls will quickly float to the top: lower the heat enough so that the water simmer but they don't splash out!

After your 20 minutes have gone, taste the pearl: once they are chewy, they are ready.

Drain the pearls and pass them quickly under cold running water to cool them down and eliminate excess starch.

Now set aside and brew your tea. Once you have your tea at the strength you like, add the pearls to your glass and top up with almond milk to taste. Serve hot or cold.

Love your almond milk? Head over here to learn more about frothing almond milk for your espresso drinks

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