All you surely know is that Rose milk tea is a soothing and energizing tea with a rose scent that is sweet, floral, and aromatic. You’ll be thirsting for more of this iced sweet rose bubble tea. A sophisticated yet simple drink. If you’re a tea enthusiast so you should at least give it a shot.
Your palate is pleasantly surprised by the mild tea flavor mixed with the rose flavor. A popular bubble tea recipe with a sweet floral flavor is Rose milk tea, also known as rose boba tea. Make yourself a cup of hot rose tea latte to enjoy rose in your tea as well.
Where is Rose Milk Tea from?
You must observe more inventive boba tea flavors as bubble tea continues to sweep the globe. There were trends in the past for cheese tea, fresh milk made from taro, and more recently, brown sugar milk tea.
But do you know there is a flavor that is quietly regaining popularity with the general public? Rose milk tea is the flavor here. You are aware of it that Since 141–87 BC, people infusing rosebuds into drinks. In China’s Han Dynasty. That is one of the earliest records of rose-infused beverages made.
What Does It Taste Like?
You are aware a bit now that Rose bubble tea has a floral, sweet, and delicate flavor. It is a very light beverage that is energizing and fragrant. You know that this milk tea’s flavor is not overpowering like that of other bubble teas. It is delicate and aromatic. It is really ideal for your sweltering summer days.
Since it contains milk, this beverage also has a milky flavor. You can also use plant-based milk, but the boba tea’s flavor is slightly altered by doing so. The tea also adds another flavor dimension. If you use green tea, so you feel the milk tea will taste light and slightly grassy.
Dry Rosebuds Vs Rose Petals Vs Hibiscus
Now surely you are thinking about that what we can use In this? Rosebud or rose leaf? The solution to your query is that the majority of stores either sell dried rosebuds, flower petals, or hibiscus petals. The dried flower bud and petals taste remarkably similar to one another. Usually, flower petals are less expensive and more readily available than flower buds.
The petals are simpler to infuse into the black tea because they are in a loose form. You can pick either one for aesthetic reasons. The petals of a hibiscus differ from those of a rose. This is a unique flower that has a fruity and citrusy flavor.
As a result, it might not complement the floral and creamy rose milk tea very well. If you want to use it as a natural food coloring in this beverage, use it sparingly.
Syrup and Dry Rosebuds
You might have surely in your mind that what is better between syrup and direct rosebud? Rose syrup will add sweetness and a concentrated floral flavor to the beverage. Some brands may color the syrup with food coloring. The drink will turn a brighter pink as a result. However, because the syrup is already made, you are unable to alter how sweet or strong the rose flavor is.
You can decide how much of the dried flower you want by infusing dried hibiscus or rose petals. Additionally, you can alter the drink’s sweetness by later adding more sugar.
Ingredients for Making Roes Milk Tea
I know like me, you all also will be waiting for this mesmerizing tea-making. So here you go!
Tea Bag or Tea Leaves
You are free to use any tea you desire. If you choose the rose-infused tea, you will still need to add rose petals or rose syrup to the milk tea to taste the rose flavor clearly. Pick your favorite from black tea, green tea, or oolong tea.
For this recipe, two teabags are required. Two teaspoons of either black tea or green tea leaves, if you’re using tea leaves, will do. For this recipe, black tea is what I’m using.
Variations of Rose Milk Tea based on the type of tea
- Pink and green milk tea– Green tea use
- Rose milk tea with oolong– produced with oolong tea
Boba Pearl makes rose milk tea bubble tea. You can use white and black boba according to your choice. But you know most of the time brown sugar boba or black pearl is the most common use boba pearl.
Here other types of boba are mentioned for your ease
- Clear boba
- Mini boba
- Flavored Boba
- Popping Boba
- Jelly Boba
It also depends on your taste or diet you can use any type of milk whether it is Plant Milk, soy Milk, etc. But the preferred milk is whole milk because it enhances the taste.
Brown Sugar Syrup
To mix the cooked boba, you’ll need some kind of syrup, preferably one made of brown sugar. The best syrup to use is brown sugar syrup because it complements bubble tea. If you don’t have brown sugar syrup, you can use simple syrup or maple syrup.
You’ll require some rose flavoring. The use of rose syrup is the best fix. Rose syrup is a red syrup with a rose flavor. It has a floral, sweet, and light flavor. You can either use some commercial syrups, such as Rooh Afza and Torani rose syrup.
You also can make your own rose syrup at home with a few simple ingredients. Rose extract is another option. However, the rose milk tea produced using the rose extract won’t be rosy in color. Additionally, it is not the same. I heartily endorse the rose syrup.
You can easily make rose syrup at home if you don’t already have any.
How to make Rose syrup at home?
- 1 cup water
- 1 ½ cup Sugar
- 2 Tbs Corn Syrup
- ½ cup Rose Water
- Red Food Color (Optional)
You can easily make rose syrup at home by using dried rose petals (or rosebuds), Rosewater, sugar, and dried hibiscus petals
The syrup has a strong rose flavor thanks to rose petals and rose water. Sugar gives it sweetness and a syrup-like consistency. The color and flavor are enhanced by hibiscus flowers. It enhances the floral flavor of the rose milk tea or rose milk latte in addition to giving the syrup a pinkish hue.
Boil 1 cup of water in a pan. Add a half cup of rose petals and two or three hibiscus flowers after that. For fifteen minutes, let them simmer. The petals should then be removed from the solution, and the rose-scented water should be collected. Heat it up once more in the pan. Now stir in 1.5 cups of white sugar, and allow the mixture to come to a boil. After that, add 1/2 cup of rose water and continue to boil the syrup until it thickens to a syrup consistency. It must take five to six minutes. If you’d like, you can add some red food coloring. It’s also a good idea to add 2 tablespoons of corn syrup to avoid the syrup crystallizing.
Before putting the syrup in an airtight container, let it cool.
If you want to make rose bubble tea and you only have rose water with you. Use rose water to brew the tea. It entails brewing the tea in a cup of rose water.
Instructions for Making
Step 1 Cooking Boba
Let’s begin by preparing the boba per the directions on the package before beginning our rose milk tea recipe. Popping or jelly boba don’t require cooking if you’re using them. However, if you’re using tapioca boba pearls like I am, you’ll be boiling the boba.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in order to cook 1/3 cup of black boba or brown sugar. The tapioca pearls should then be added to the boiling water. 4-5 minutes, or until they come to a boil.
Cook the boba for an additional 10 minutes over medium heat once they begin to float. After that, turn off the heat, cover the pan, and continue to soak the boba for an additional five minutes. Gather the cooked boba after straining the water.
Put them in a bowl after that. The tapioca pearls can then be dipped in simple syrup or brown sugar syrup. Up until the time comes to assemble the rose bubble tea, it sweetens the boba pearls and keeps them from sticking to one another.
Step 2 Brewing Tea
I boiled one cup of water to make the tea. I stopped the heat when the water boiled and poured the hot liquid into the cup. To ensure that the tea leaves are extracted as fully as possible, lift the tea bag in the cup two or three times.
The tea bag should then steep in the boiling water for a total of 3 minutes while the cup is covered with a plate. Remove the teacup’s cover and the teabag. To give yourself enough time to chill the tea, you should prepare this ahead of time. Refrigerate the tea for at least two to three hours after brewing.
Step 3 Making Rose Milk
Here, we want to create milk with a rose fragrance. Just stir in 3 tablespoons of rose syrup into the milk.
Step 4 Assemble the Rose Milk Boba
In each glass, evenly distribute the ice cubes and cooked boba pearls. Then, add the brewed tea and milk that has been flavor- and rose-infused. Add some dry rose petals as a garnish after inserting the broad boba straws. To mix and sip the rose milk tea, use the boba straws.
How to store Rose Milk Tea?
The flavor of rose bubble tea is at its peak right after preparation. The best flavor and texture will be achieved if served right away and consumed within two hours.
Rose syrup can be frozen for up to 4 months or kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Tea – can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Boba pearls must be eaten right away or within two hours of cooking. Longer storage may result in them becoming tough and unpleasant.
Recipe of Rose Milk tea
This recipe is for 2 persons. You can try it.
- 4 dried rosebuds; taste and adjust.
- Alternatively, you can use 2 teaspoons of black tea.
- Oat milk or creamer can be substituted for 400 ml of milk.
- Optional 3 tablespoons of sugar
- Tapioca boba pearls Sugar, two teaspoons
- Water is boiled in two cups.
- To the boiled water, add the flower buds.
- Let it steep for 5-8 minutes. You can let this steep for longer or add more dried buds for a stronger flavor.
- In the meantime, boil the tapioca pearls for 5 minutes in a pot of hot water with 3 teaspoons of sugar. or until the boba pearls start to float above the water.
- To the same pot, add the oolong tea or any tea of your choice.
- Before adding the two teaspoons of sugar, let this mixture steep for an additional two to three minutes. After adding the milk, pause for a while.
- Remove the flower buds and fallen leaves.
- Add the tapioca pearls next.
- Serve hot and garnish with fresh rose petals.
- Note: Leave the tea and rosebuds in if you’re serving the beverage cold. This will enable a stronger flavor infusion for the beverage.
With Rose syrup
- 2 Tbs Rose Syrup
- 2 tsp Tea as your choice
- 400 ml Milk
- 3 Tbs tapioca peal (optional)
- 3 tsp sugar( optional)
- 2 cups of water should be brought to a boil.
- Add 3 teaspoons of sugar and the tapioca pearls.
- Give them five minutes to sit. or until the boba pearls start to float above the water.
- Add your tea and rose syrup to two cups of boiling water. for 3 to 5 minutes of brewing.
- After adding the milk, pause for a while.
- Tapioca pearls are added after the tea is removed.
- The bubble tea should then be served hot and garnished with rose petals.
- Alternately, allow the floral cream tea to cool. If you desire a chilled serving, add ice
Yes. This drink is not only tasty, but it also has some health advantages! Chinese traditional medicine makes use of rosebuds for their therapeutic properties. The following advantages of drinking rose tea have been proven by studies. It help in
Aid Loss of weight
Antioxidants Relief from Menstrual Pain
Yes, you can flavour the milk tea with rose water. Rose water can be used to make it if you don’t have any rose extract. However, you can simply brew the tea in rose water if you don’t have any other ingredients. per cup, use 14 cup of rosewater.