Peach bubble tea is a fruity twist on the traditional drink, with tapioca pearls as a topping. This is a refreshing drink to try if you love fruit and boba.
Learn everything you need to know about this drink and try our easy foolproof recipe!
What is peach boba made of?
Generally, peach boba is made of green tea, fruit syrup, milk and tapioca pearls. However, some versions eliminate the tea, focusing entirely on the fruity flavour.
Similarly, other versions eliminate the tapioca pearls or replace them with different toppings (e.g. coconut jelly or grass jelly).
What does peach milk tea taste like?
Peach milk tea is sweet, milky, and fruity. Peach is excellent with green tea as it has floral notes that complement the 'earthy' taste. In addition, topping boba brings texture and makes the drink more filling! When you incorporate milk, it brings creaminess and rounds out the flavour profile.
In contrast to more common flavours like Tiger milk tea and Royal milk tea, the pruny fruit gives a punchy fragrance which makes it unique. The natural flavour of the fruit is also what makes other fruit-based bubble tea such as strawberry milk tea and lychee boba popular!
How many calories are in peach bubble tea?
Peach bubble tea contains about 400 calories per serving. For fewer calories, you can substitute the milk with non-dairy or skim, or skip it altogether. In addition, you can opt to use a low-calorie sweetener, and add fewer boba pearls to the final drink.
Peach Bubble Tea Ingredients
Peach bubble tea ingredients include syrup, tapioca pearls and green tea. However, there are a few variations you can use instead! Here is some more detail about each key ingredient!
There are different forms of this fruit that you can use for this drink. For example, peach syrup, which is a simple syrup infused with a fruity flavour. You can easily make this syrup at home or substitute it with peach flavour powder.
Alternatively, you can use peach resin, jelly or flavour powder. You may also add fresh fruit. However, we do not recommend using it alone. This is because the flavour is milder than syrups or powders.
Generally, we recommend using green tea (loose-leaf or bags) for this recipe. Black tea has a more robust, bitter flavour, which can overwhelm the fruit flavour.
Alternatively, you can try Lipton peach bubble tea, which has a rich fruity flavour with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Although it is tempting, using a fruit-flavoured medium is not ideal. This will make the drink’s flavour homogenous.
You may use any alternatives to sugar (e.g. stevia, honey etc.)
Although milk is optional, we recommend using it. Milk will add more creaminess to your drink. For example, Japanese Royal Milk Tea (Peach) uses dairy creamer to enhance the fruity flavour.
For a plant-based alternative, we suggest choosing oat or almond milk.
Using Fresh Peaches
A great way to use fresh fruit is to puree them with some sugar since their flavour is difficult to impart. Then, you can add some chunks if you want a varied texture.
You can also use it to make a flavoured syrup. You'll be able to use it in many places besides this beverage.
For example, you can use them on ice cream, over pancakes and waffles, as an addition to smoothies and more! We use this method in our recipe.
However, for a super convenient alternative, we recommend ordering a peach bubble tea kit online. These kits include all you need to create the fruity boba drink in mere minutes!
Using Peach Milk Tea Powder
For this peach bubble tea recipe, you could use a ready-made flavoured powder. This alternative is accessible and easy to use.
Generally, these powders include artificial flavourings, preservatives, and colours. Therefore, we do not recommend using them when you can a healthier version with the fruit!
However, if you decide to use this, add the powder to the beverage as instructed to replace fresh fruit.
Peach boba pearls
Tapioca pearls are the default choice due to their flavour-adopting abilities. However, if you want a different texture and added flavour, you can make our popping boba recipe.
Peach Bubble Tea Recipe
- 100 g tapioca pearls
- 4 teabags green tea
- 3 peaches
- 2 tablespoon white sugar
- 450 ml milk optional
- Ice for serving
- Firstly, add the uncooked boba pearls to ½ cup of boiling water for approximately 15 minutes or until fully cooked.
- To make the fruit-flavoured simple syrup, peel, deseed and chunk the peaches. Add the water and sugar to a saucepan and stir until dissolved. Afterwards, add the chunks and stir and mash until bringing it to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer to thicken the syrup. Strain the syrup into a different container.
- To make the green tea, boil about 700ml of water and let it cool to around 80 degrees celsius. Then add the water into the infusing vessel. Add the teabags and let them steep for three minutes.
- To assemble the peach bubble tea, add 1 tablespoon of fruit syrup to the bottom of the serving glass. Fill the glass ¾ of the way with green tea and add boba pearls. Finally, top with milk and ice.
- You can replace white sugar with any sweetener (e.g., stevia).
- Although we recommend it, milk is not required to make this drink. You can use any milk alternative.
- Tapioca pearls go well with mildly sweet toppings (e.g., coconut jelly, aloe vera or sago).
- You can replace green tea with another mild alternative such as jasmine or oolong.
- For an alternative to bags, you can use 20g of loose-leaf.
Calories have been calculated using an online calculator. Nutritional information offered on Honest Food Talks is for general information purposes and are only rough estimations.
Variations To Try Next
You can also try out many other delicious fruits and drink infusions - the possibilities are endless! Here are some variants which we think are worth your calories:
- Peach mango bubble tea
- Peachberry bubble tea (uses strawberries)
- Peach oolong bubble tea
- Peach jasmine tea boba
This truly artisanal beverage is one you can enjoy from the comfort of your home! If you want to see more recipes like this peach bubble tea one, follow us on Instagram @honestfoodtalks. Bon appetit!
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