A creamy, delicious tea from the Hokkaido province of Japan
Keyword: Hokkaido Milk Tea, Royal Milk Tea
Appliance: Saucepan, Tea Strainer
Author: Raksha Hegde
2tspblack tea leaves
Brown sugar, caramel sauce, or honeyto taste
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add the black tea leaves.
Turn the heat to a low and boil the tea leaves for 1 minute to 3 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea.
Add the milk and simmer for 3 minutes.
If you would like to follow the traditional method, you would want to give your teacups a boiling water rinse. For this, pour boiling water into the teacup and discard the water. This helps keep the tea warm for a longer time.
Pour the milk tea through a tea strainer into the warm teacups. Sweeten with brown sugar or honey as preferred. For a more indulgent sweet flavor, you can use caramel sauce. Enjoy your Hokkaido milk tea!
For an iced version, add the milk tea in a shaker with ice cubes and shake well till foam is formed. You can also add sweet jelly, tapioca pearls, or ice cream to make it even more delicious.