Green milk tea is a type of bubble tea that combines green tea with milk and sweetener, resulting in a creamy and flavorful drink that’s perfect for any occasion. Not only is green milk tea delicious, but it also comes with many health benefits thanks to the antioxidant-rich green tea.

Green milk tea can be made with a variety of different teas: jasmine, jasmine green, oolong, and matcha are some examples. In this post, I’ll share my favorite green milk tea recipes made with jasmine tea and matcha tea and offer tips for making it your own.

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Jasmine green milk tea has a soft and creamy drink with a distinct floral smell and taste. Despite its name, it doesn’t look green, it actually is milky and beige in color.  On the other hand, the famous green colored milk tea you see all over the internet from matcha tea. Matcha milk tea is earthy and vegetal, and has a very unique and umami taste.

Whether you’re a long-time bubble tea fan or new to the drink, green milk tea is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and healthy beverage option.

What is Green Milk Tea?

Green milk tea is a type of bubble tea that’s made by combining green tea with milk and sweetener. The resulting drink is a creamy and slightly sweet beverage with a distinct color and floral taste.

One of the great things about green milk tea is that it can be made with different types of tea, depending on your preferences. The most popular options include jasmine tea, matcha tea, both which will be discussed in this post. Each type of tea offers its own unique flavor and health benefits, making it easy to customize your green milk tea recipe to your liking.

Caffeine Content of Green Tea

The caffeine content of green tea can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the type of tea, brewing method, and serving size. This is a general guideline of how much caffeine is in a serving of green tea:

  • Jasmine green tea: Jasmine green tea is made by blending jasmine flowers with green tea leaves. The caffeine content in jasmine green tea is slightly higher than that in jasmine tea, with an average of 35-40 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce serving.
  • Jasmine tea (without green tea leaves): Some jasmine tea varieties are made solely from jasmine flowers and do not contain any green tea leaves. These types of jasmine tea generally have a lower caffeine content, with an average of 10-15 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce serving.
  • Matcha tea: Matcha is a type of green tea that is made by grinding the tea leaves into a fine powder. Because matcha is made by consuming the entire tea leaf, it contains a higher concentration of caffeine than other teas. On average, higher grade matcha contains around 70 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce serving.
Type of TeaCaffeine Content (per 8-ounce serving)
Jasmine Green Tea35-40 mg
Jasmine Tea (without Green Tea Leaves)10-15 mg
Matcha Tea70 mg

It’s worth noting that these figures are just averages, and caffeine content can vary depending on factors like the brewing temperature, steeping time, and the specific variety of tea used. Additionally, individual sensitivity to caffeine can vary, so it’s always a good idea to monitor your own reaction to caffeine and adjust your intake accordingly.

Green tea is packed with health benefits, which we will cover in the next section.

Health Benefits of Green Milk Tea

Green tea is known for its numerous health benefits. The most notable are:

  • Rich in antioxidants: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that can help protect your body against cell damage and lower the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Boosts brain function: Green tea contains caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, which can improve brain function and increase alertness.
  • May lower the risk of heart disease: Some studies have shown that drinking green tea can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing cholesterol levels and improving blood flow.
  • Promotes weight loss: Green tea contains compounds that can help boost metabolism and burn fat, making it a great addition to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
  • Supports healthy digestion: Green tea can help improve digestion and reduce inflammation in the gut, which can lead to improved overall health.
jasmine vs matcha green milk tea recipe
Jasmine Milk Tea on the left, Matcha Green Milk Tea on the right

Green Milk Tea Recipe

First, gather your ingredients. You’ll need to select the green tea of choice. If using jasmine green tea, use 2 jasmine green tea bags (or 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf green tea). If using matcha, use 1 teaspoon matcha powder. The matcha will need to be whisked with 2 tablespoons of water, using a bamboo whisk until powder is dissolved into water.

Ingredients:

  • 2 jasmine green tea bags (or 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf green tea), or 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 1 cup of milk (dairy, almond, oat, or cashew milk)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar syrup or sweetener of your choice
  • Ice cubes
  • Cooked tapioca pearls (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Steep the green tea bags or loose-leaf green tea in 2 cups of hot water for 3-5 minutes, or until desired strength is reached. If making the recipe with matcha powder, whisk matcha and 2 tablespoons of water, with a bamboo whisk, until powder is dissolved into water.
  2. Remove the tea bags or strain the loose-leaf tea from the water. If making with matcha powder, you do not need to strain or remove anything; the matcha will be consumed all together.
  3. Pour half of the tea into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
  4. Add 1 cup of milk and 2-3 tablespoons of sugar syrup or sweetener of your choice to the glass.
  5. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. If desired, add cooked tapioca pearls to the glass.
  7. Enjoy your delicious green milk tea!

Tips for Making Green Milk Tea

  • Use high-quality tea: The type of tea you use can make or break your green milk tea. For the best flavor, choose high-quality loose-leaf tea or tea bags from a reputable source.
  • Matcha milk tea suspension: If making matcha green milk tea, use a matcha whisk to mix the powder with the hot water before adding milk and sweetener. Make sure you whisk the matcha right before drinking, since matcha powder tends to settle at the bottom and cause separation if you wait too long to drink it. In any case, you can mix it up again with your spoon to enjoy the full flavors of your drink.
  • Experiment with different types of milk: While dairy milk is the most traditional option, you can use any kind of milk you prefer. Almond milk, oat milk, and cashew milk all work well in green milk tea and offer unique flavors and textures.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your liking: Some green milk tea recipes call for a lot of sugar, but you can adjust the amount to your taste. Try using natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey instead of refined sugar.
  • Add tapioca pearls for a chewy texture: If you’re a fan of bubble tea, adding cooked tapioca pearls to your green milk tea is a must. You can find these little gummy tapioca pearls at most Asian grocery stores or make them at home using cassava root.
  • Store leftover green milk tea in an airtight container: If you have leftover green milk tea, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Shake well before serving over ice.

By following these tips and experimenting with different flavors, you can create the perfect green milk tea recipe that’s tailored to your preferences. So go ahead, make yourself a delicious and healthy green milk tea today!

Green Milk Tea Recipes (Jasmine Milk Tea vs. Matcha Milk Tea)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 127
Quick comprehensive guide to making green milk tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 jasmine green tea bags (or 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf green tea, or 1 teaspoon matcha powder)
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 1 cup of milk (dairy, almond, oat, or cashew milk)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar syrup or sweetener of your choice
  • Ice cubes
  • Cooked tapioca pearls (optional)

Instructions 

  • Steep the green tea bags or loose-leaf green tea in 2 cups of hot water for 3-5 minutes, or until desired strength is reached. If making the recipe with matcha powder, whisk matcha and 2 tablespoons of water, with a bamboo whisk, until powder is dissolved into water.
  • Remove the tea bags or strain the loose-leaf tea from the water. If making with matcha powder, you do not need to strain or remove anything; the matcha will be consumed all together.
  • Pour half of the tea into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Add 1 cup of milk and 2-3 tablespoons of sugar syrup or sweetener of your choice to the glass.
  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • If desired, add cooked tapioca pearls to the glass.
  • Enjoy your delicious green milk tea!
Author: denthu
Calories: 127kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: boba

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 196mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg

1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe (jasmine milk tea). I tried different variations before but I like this ratio of this the most. I also tried boiling the hot tea and cold steeping the tea before mixing with milk. I used maple syrup as my sweetener and it was delicious!

    I like the cold steeping better because the flavor seems stronger and there’s less caffeine (pregnant). Thank you for the awesome recipe!

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