How does taro milk tea taste? This article will describe the taste of this popular boba drink, as well as introduce you to the interesting root vegetable that is responsible for this sweet dessert drink.

What is taro milk tea?

Taro milk tea tea is a popular sweet drink found in bubble tea shops. It is usually made with taro powder and a milk base such as almond milk. This drink usually does not contain caffeine.

Caffeine versions of this drink can be made with green tea, jasmine tea, or black tea using tea bags or fresh tea leaves.


What does taro milk tea taste like?

This drink has a very unique flavor. It has a creamy vanilla flavor, almost like the flavor of cereal milk after you finish a bowl of sweet cereal like Lucky Charms.

I describe taro milk tea as a marshmallow soaked in milk type of sweetness.

I describe taro milk tea as a marshmallow soaked in milk type of sweetness.

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Some people describe taro as a hint of vanilla, a mildly nutty flavor similar to coconut or pandan. describes it as a “delightfully sweet buttered popcorn-type taste, often a blend of caramel, milky, bean-like, and nutty” flavor –

It is important to note that taro absorbs the flavors of the ingredients it is prepared with. So for taro milk tea, the taste of this drink depends on the milk and how much sugar you use. The taro taste is enhanced by the right ratio of sugar. Too much sugar will mask the flavor of the drink and you’ll only taste sugar. Too little sugar will be bland and tasteless.

Sweet milks like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk will bring out the creamy flavor of taro.

What does taro milk tea look like?

It is a creamy light purple color with black tapioca pearls on the bottom.

How can I make taro milk tea at home?

The most convenient way to make taro milk tea boba is using taro powder and tea bags.

Here is my taro milk tea recipe that shows you the different ways to use different milks to create your favorite taro milk tea taste.

What is taro root?

Taro is from southeast Asia. It’s a root vegetable that is similar to sweet potatoes. Taro has white flesh and brown skin.

Taro is drier than most sweet potatoes, and is naturally not as sweet or flavorful. The skin is a dry scaly skin similar to tree bark. Its rough and husky skin is similar to a coconut skin.

green leaves taro tree plant

Where to find taro root?

You can find taro root at your local grocery store if you’re lucky, but this specialty root is most likely found at Asian grocery stores.

Where to find taro powder?

You can buy taro powder online. This is my favorite taro boba powder (hint: I used this brand at my old boba shop!).


Does taro milk tea taste like coconut?

Yes, taro has a light sweet and nutty taste similar to coconut.

Is taro milk tea supposed to be grainy?

Taro is only grainy if it is not ground into a smooth paste or made into a powder for a more drinkable or cookable form. The grainy texture of taro is from the fibers in this starchy vegetable.

Most prepared taro milk tea drinks come from a taro powder laced with milk and sugar at a set ratio for sweetness and creaminess.

Is taro healthy?

Yes, natural taro is healthy because it has dietary fibers, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E, among other nutrients. It is healthy when consumed in your recommended dose.

It can also lower the risk of heart disease.

Check with your doctor for medical advice.

It is important to note that you always want to cook taro. Uncooked taro contains calcium oxalate, a toxic compound that can cause kidney stones and mouth irritation.

How to sweeten this drink?

Maple syrup
Cane sugar
Brown sugar syrup
Simple syrup

What other things can I make with taro?

Taro smoothie
Taro ice cream

What type of milk is used in taro powder?

Usually it is a non-dairy creamer.
Whole milk can be used for a creamier finish.

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