Panda milk tea has a green tea base enriched with milky foam deliciously topped with a creamy/mouse layer and for the final touch, it is topped off with black and white shiny pearls also known as the classic tapioca Boba pearls.
Panda milk tea officially originated from Taiwan which is also known as the Republic of China (ROC) a country located in East Asia due to its unique taste and popularity its available in different parts of the world and it is currently sold at Gong Cha, Chatime, Presotea, and CoCo tea.
Taste And Texture
Panda milk tea tastes like an herbal and frothy beverage lover’s dream! It tastes like a hint of sweet herbal tea with creamy frothy, foamy, and creamy milk and the topping and texture of chewy Boba pearls make it more delicious.
Why Do We Call It Panda Milk Tea?
The black and white tapioca pearls resemble the color of a Panda which is also black and white. Hence we call it Panda milk tea. Certainly, I must say the name is so cute and simple just like a panda and tastes yummy just like a drink made in pearls of heaven!
How To Make Panda Milk Tea?
With the following 6 easily available ingredients you can make your panda Boba tea right now in the comfort of your home!
- Brown sugar/white sugar
- Ice cubes
- White Boba pearls
- Black Boba pearls
- Tea (black or green)
Procedure To Make Tapioca Boba Pearls From Scratch
- Firstly, mix 1/4 cup of tapioca starch with 1/8 cup of silken tofu.
- Secondly, when equally well incorporated, knead the dough to make it smooth.
- Thirdly, add 1/8 cup of silken tofu, 1/4 cup of tapioca starch, and 2 tbsp. of brown sugar, 2 tbsp. of cocoa powder, and all of the above ingredients.
- Fourthly, consolidate and knead the dough once it is smooth.
- Cut the white dough into small squares after molding it into 1/2-inch sticks. Make these squares round with your hands by simply rolling them.
- The brown dough ought to be formed into more petite balls. Even smaller than balls of white dough.
- Wrap the white balls equally in the brown balls.
- Put the balls in a boiling pot of water.
- Just before they float to the top, boil for 3–4 minutes.
Procedure To Make Your Final Panda Milk Tea
- Firstly, to the prepared tapioca Boba balls, add brown sugar.
- Secondly, pour the brown sugar syrup into a glass and coat the entire interior.
- Fourthly, add milk and black tea at the end.
- Lastly, stir it well and then sip your wholesome and delicious panda milk tea beverage. Enjoy!
Panda Milk Tea’s Nutritional Value
Undoubtedly, there are numerous health benefits to swigging this tea. Moreover, It is low in calories and fat, which makes it an excellent option for those on a diet. It also contains about 120 calories per 250 mL and is high in carbohydrates and fiber. Furthermore, it contains caffeine, making it a good choice for people who want to increase their alertness and focus and a person like me can gulp it every day for sure!
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Panda Milk Tea Advantages and Benefits
- Firstly, It Improves and enhances mood.
- Secondly, It Provides the right amount of energy to get you going for the day.
- Thirdly, the Boba pearls are made up of cassava root which is high in carbohydrates and can help with digestion.
- Meanwhile, Its consumption lowers the risk of gaining cholesterol because it contains the appropriate amount of black/green tea.
- Lastly, the natural mineral calcium and vitamin D included within condensed milk can fight osteoporosis and fight tooth decay.
Variations Used For The Panda Tea
As I have said earlier we can be as creative with the panda milk tea as possible which means we can use any variety and variations to make our tea as delicious as possible! For example
Furthermore, we can add chocolate chips to our glass of tea as much as we desire for an extra sweet crunch!
Another alternative for a yummy saucy hint is a chocolate syrup which can be easily prepared at home and can be added to any milk tea that you enjoy drinking!
One of the most incredible taste enhancers in lattes and any milk-based tea is caramel syrup. People specifically like this flavor because it makes everything taste heavenly! And I honestly tell you caramel syrup is my personal favorite <3. So basically we can also use caramel syrup to make it yummier.
Moreover, If you want something healthy with a unique taste then indeed coconut milk in your panda milk tea will give you that kick! Must try.
Similarly, I and my friends like fruit teas which give a great tint of herbal and fruity flavors you can also add flavored teas like peach and mango to your panda milk tea and surprise yourself with a new punch of flavors.
Who does not like the combination of chocolate and caramel? Likewise, we can use caramel chunks or melt some caramel in the mixture of this tea to enhance more flavors and make it more sweet and tasty. I like drinking it with adding caramel chunks right before putting Boba pearls in it and believe me it tastes heavenly!
Interesting Facts About Panda Milk Tea
- Firstly, It’s not heavy on the pocket.
- It can be customizable.
- We can also make it at home easily.
- Requires only 5-6 ingredients.
- Creamy texture and taste.
It does contain Caffeine because it has tea in it.
We can make it caffeine free by using any decaf version of black/green tea or any kind of Fruit tea.
It’s a variety of panda milk tea that Gong Cha typically sells. Green tea forms the base of the panda milk foam, topped with a meringue layer of foam.
– Panda tea tastes the best when served Icy cold! ! Icy is when the tastes emerge and shoot the taste buds.
– 2 glasses and a sizable Boba straw are all you need to enjoy your glass of tea!
– To make it fancier you can add a chunk of chocolate on top and use a fancy straw too.
While there are many benefits of our delicious panda tea, it can also be harmful if consumed in large quantities. The side effects can be:
One glass of about 250-300ml is good to keep your cravings satisfied and there will be no dangers to your health as well. You can also use coconut or almond milk instead of the regular milk we use as it has a high amount of calories and can lead to many health issues so better be careful. We can omit using variations like chocolate syrup, caramel, and chocolate chips which add an extra sugar rush, we can add these items once a week to satisfy our cravings.
Per 1 big glass of this Panda tea, there are approximately 382 calories (estimate only).
Looking at its ingredients it is a refreshing and mood-boosting drink but it has a punch of calories due to the sugar range in it because it has sugar in its base as well as in the form of tapioca Boba pearls. The high sugar content of Boba tea has been related to chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity.
To begin, the tea is steeped in black tea, sweetened condensed milk, and chewy tapioca balls. The sweetness of the condensed milk combined with the refreshing taste of the black tea creates an unrivaled smooth and creamy flavor.
Second, panda milk tea comes in a variety of flavors such as honeydew, lavender, and taro. The flavors are chosen to complement the tea’s and condensed milk’s natural sweetness. Panda milk tea is sure to please even the pickiest of drinkers with its mild sweetness and unique flavors. Finally, pandas are simply adorable. They’re fuzzy, cuddly, and adorable.
Who wouldn’t want to sip a tasty beverage with a panda on the label? You can’t go wrong with panda milk tea if you’re looking for a new drink to try or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Panda milk tea and its shiny tapioca pearls are becoming very popular across the globe and many people, besides this, known influencers and YouTubers, are making this drink in the comfort of their homes or buying it according to its availability and truly loving it, Henceforth I must say that there are a lot of critics of this drink as well who really don’t like its flavor and aroma. In conclusion, I would like to mention that it’s one of the most refreshing and revitalizing drinks with a different flavor punch, and I immensely enjoy it with my friends and family!