How To Make Vegan Boba Tea (Bubble Tea)
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Vegan Boba Tea

Vegan Boba Tea is easy to make at home. You only need a few ingredients in order to enjoy this refreshing beverage anytime you want in all your favorite flavors. So skip the shop and learn how to make your own bubble tea!
Course Beverage
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 145kcal
Author Amy Katz


  • 1/4 cup boba tapioca pearls
  • 1 Tablespoon agave syrup or sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 1 tea bag
  • non-dairy milk to taste (optional)
  • lemon slices, mint, or other fruit slices to taste (optional)


  • Prepare the boba tapioca pearls according to the package directions or as follows: add the tapioca pearls to a medium pot of boiling water. When the balls rise to the top after about 2 or 3 minutes, cover the pot and remove it from the heat. After 2 or 3 more minutes, the balls should be soft. Remove them from the hot water and let them cool in a small bowl of ice water. (See Recipe Notes.)
  • Once the tapioca balls are cool, drain the ice water. If desired, drizzle them with agave syrup or your sweetener of choice.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the tea by adding the tea bag to 8 ounces of hot water. Let steep for about 10 minutes. Then allow the tea to chill in the refrigerator. (See Recipe Notes.)
  • When the tea is chilled and the boba tapioca pearls are ready, place the boba in a 16 ounce glass.
  • Next, add the chilled tea to the glass.
  • Then add up to 8 ounces cold water and/or non-dairy milk until the tea is your desired strength.
  • Add any additional ingredients you like such as a lemon slice, mint leaves, or other fruit. 
  • Enjoy!


The tea can be brewed ahead of time and chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can also make an entire pitcher of tea if you plan on making more than one serving of boba tea.
The boba tapioca pearls shouldn't be cooked too far in advance because they will start to get hard after about 2 hours. It's best to make them for immediate use.
Nutritional Facts do not include non-dairy milk.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Sodium: 35mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g