Iced Matcha Boba Tea

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How to make this beautiful iced matcha boba tea. Sprucing up my daily matcha by adding boba pearls – all you need is to cook them with boiling water and pour over maple syrup. Mix with your milk of choice; here I’m using oat milk. I make matcha almost every morning, so sometimes it’s nice to add a lil’ something extra!

Iced Matcha Boba

What ingredients do you need to make iced matcha latte?

Boba/tapioca pearls: The star of the dish, we are boiling the pearls to go into the latte. Boba has a chewy texture that is really delicious in drinks!

Oat milk: I like oat milk, but you can include any milk of choice such as soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, whole dairy milk, macadamia milk and so on.

Matcha green tea powder: To make the matcha tea that will be the base of this iced matcha! I really like Ippodo Tea for Japanese ceremonial grade green tea powder/ceremonial grade matcha powder. Make sure you’re using a high-quality matcha powder.

Sweetener of choice: You can use anything from maple syrup, simple syrup, dark brown sugar, to honey, to agave! You can adjust to your sweetness of choice.

Hot water/warm water: to make the matcha latte

Matcha Boba Iced Tea

How do you make iced matcha bubble tea?

The instructions are simple: matcha powder, warm water, sweetener, boba pearls + oat milk. You can always remove sweetener but I think it’s pretty important for coating the boba pearls! 

I like to use a bamboo matcha whisk with my matcha and warm water to help get out the clumps, but if you don’t have that, you can most definitely use a electric whisk or regular whisk. Just make sure all the clumps are out and its a really smooth consistency – this is KEY to a creamy matcha.

Another big tip is to make sure your water isn’t BOILING hot, or else it will burn the matcha – you want it warm, it really makes all the difference.

Another way to really spruce it up is by cold frothing your oat milk as well. Truly, just amazing! And you would think making boba is complicated – but all you need to do is get dried boba pearls and boil them. Another big key here is sweetening the boba pearls once they are done – otherwise they can be a bit bitter.

Every morning I look forward to this matcha ritual, making it slowly as I wake up

Iced Matcha Boba

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

What does iced matcha taste like?

Iced matcha tastes earthy! You can serve your matcha with any type of milk, sweetener, or even coconut water, too. The flavor of your iced matcha will also depend on your quality of matcha, make sure you are getting the highest quality (ceremonial grade) as possible! If you’re using a lower quality matcha, your final result may taste bitter.

What flavors go well with matcha?

Anything sweet, or neutral. Like, coconut milk, water, or even aloe juice. Most sweeteners and milks pairs well with matcha.

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Iced Matcha Boba
5 from 2 votes

Iced Matcha Boba Tea

How to make this beautiful iced matcha boba. Sprucing up my daily matcha by adding boba pearls all you need is to cook them with water.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 1 cup boba pearls
  • 1 quart water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1/4th cup warm water for boba
  • 2 cups ice to serve


  • In a pot, add 1 quart water and add in 1 cup boba. Cook and boil until the boba is soft and squishy, it should surface to the top of the pot when finished.
  • Drain and mix with maple syrup. Let the maple syrup combine for about 15-30 minutes. After that, drain and set aside.
  • In a bowl, add your matcha powder and warm water and mix with a bamboo matcha whisk until all the clumps are removed and it’s all mixed together.
  • Get a glass and fill the bottom with boba, then add ice and your milk. To finalize the boba, add your matcha mixture between 2 cups. Stir and serve.


Calories: 441kcal, Carbohydrates: 89g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 720mg, Potassium: 326mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 2192IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 412mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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