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Strawberry Rose Bubble Tea (Boba) | Vegan

A strawberry milk tea + rose latte mashup that is caffeine free, sweet, floral, and a delightful shade of pink. Enjoy with tapioca pearls to make this a strawberry bubble tea, or leave them out. You will love this better for you, homemade version!
Author: Remy


  • 1/2 cup dry tapioca pearls
  • 2 tablespoons liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or coconut nectar for the bubbles
  • 2 rose teabags or dried rose buds
  • 3 cups vegan milk I used Silk Oat Yeah oatmilk in the Plain flavour
  • 2/3 cups fresh or freeze dried strawberries
  • optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • additional sweetener


  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan and cook dry tapioca pearls on low heat for about 5-8 minutes, or according to package. Stir occasionally to avoid bubbles sticking together. Tapioca pearls are ready when they become a translucent black colour, and you can try one to make sure it's cooked through.
  • Once tapioca is cooked through, strain and set aside in a bowl with just enough water to cover. Add sweetener and allow to sit while you prepare your tea.
  • To make rose latte, heat your milk and steep tea bags, allowing to sit until desired rosy-ness is achieved. Give it a taste, and when ready, transfer to a blender.
  • Blend rose latte with strawberries (fresh or freeze dried) until completely smooth.
  • To assemble, strain and divide bubbles between 2 glasses to serve, and pour rose + strawberry milk tea on top. Add additional sweetener if desired.


Expert Tips

If this is your first time making bubble tea at home, I recommend checking out this standard bubble tea recipe first, in which I go into more detail about how to prepare and where to source ingredients. 

Serving Tips

Serve hot over the tapioca pearls or on its own. Since it’s caffeine free, you can enjoy this in the morning, afternoon, or night!