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Milk + Tea

Many claim that adding milk to a premium tea would be a disgrace, but we’re here to show you how milk can elevate your regular brew. Here at Tea People, we got our start making Taiwanese boba milk tea at Boba Guys. After endless experimenting, we figured out how to craft the perfect cup of milk tea; equally sweet, creamy and rich in tea flavor. 

Check out our video on how to make a classic cup of milk tea featuring Benj, our resident tea geek, and our hand-blended Boba Guys Blend No. 1.

Boba Guys Milk Tea (iced)

Makes one 12 oz cup


  • 60 mL milk of choice

  • Tea concentrate

    • 2 tbsp tea of choice

    • 200 mL filtered hot water, heated to 200°

  • 200 mL of ice

  • simple syrup


  1. Brew a tea concentrate by steeping 2 tbsp of tea in in 200 mL of hot water (heated at 200°) for 8 minutes.

  2. Strain into 200 mL of ice

  3. Add 60 mL of your choice of milk

  4. Sweeten your cup with your choice of sweetener. Our ideal cup consists of a brown sugar-based simple syrup, but honey and Amber Rock Sugar are also excellent alternatives

  5. Stir, pour over ice, sip and enjoy.

Boba Guys Milk Tea (hot)

Makes one 12 oz cup


  • 2 oz milk of choice

  • 10 oz brewed Indian Chai tea, hot

    • 2 tbsp Tea People Indian Chai tea

    • 10 oz filtered water, heated to 200°

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 tsp Amber Rock Sugar (optional)


  1. Brew a tea concentrate by steeping tea in 200° water for 4 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Coat the inside of your mug with honey. With one hand, pour in the honey, keeping this hand still. With the other hand, tilt the mug in a circular motion so the honey hits the walls of the mug. This will create a marbling effect.

  3. Next, add 1 tsp of Amber Rock Sugar to the bottom of the mug. This step is optional.

  4. Lastly, strain tea into mug and add milk. The cold milk will cool down the hot tea to a nice, warm temperature! Stir everything and enjoy!

Milk plays especially well with our Boba Guys Blend No. 1 because it's three different types of black teas blended together. The milk may change the mouth feel of your sip, making it more decadent but the black tea flavor is still able to shine through.

Think of black tea like coffee; some people take it straight up, bold n' black, but everyone loves a good latte! At Boba Guys, we found some other great teas that play equally as well with milk too, like our jasmine and Indian chai!