A cup of Hokkaido milk tea or royal milk tea
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Hokkaido Milk Tea Recipe

A creamy, delicious tea from the Hokkaido province of Japan
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Hokkaido Milk Tea, Royal Milk Tea
Appliance: Saucepan, Tea Strainer
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Raksha Hegde


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp black tea leaves
  • 1/2 cup Hokkaido milk
  • Brown sugar, caramel sauce, or honey to 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! 
    A cup of Hokkaido milk tea or royal 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.