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The Japanese royal milk tea in a beautiful Japanese ceramic teacup with pink roses.

Japanese Royal Milk Tea

  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Tea
  • Cuisine: Japanese


A rich and creamy milk tea that has a delicate floral aroma. You can enjoy this famous Japanese tea both hot and iced.



Measurements for 2 servings (see note for 1 serving - not half)

1 1/2 teaspoons (heaping) Darjeeling tea leaves

1/2 teaspoon (heaping) Assam tea leaves

300 ml milk

100 ml water

honey, to taste


Measure the tea leaves into a very small bowl. Add in just enough boiling water to thoroughly cover the leaves. Let this sit to open up the leaves. 

[Hot version: preheat tea cups by filling with hot water.]

Heat milk and water in a small pot over medium heat. Just before it begins to boil, add in the moistened tea leaves and turn off the heat. Stir with a spoon to mix. 

Cover the pot and allow it to steep for 4 minutes (5 if you will drink it iced).

Give it another stir, then strain the milk tea into a bowl or measuring cup that has an easy pour spout. Sweeten the tea to your taste preference with honey.

Hot version: Empty hot water from tea cups and fill with prepared milk tea.

Cold version: Chill in fridge until cool enough to serve over ice.


Measurements for one serving: 1 1/2 tsp (heaping) black tea leaves (75% Darjeeling, 25% Assam) - 150 ml milk - 75 ml water


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 110
  • Sugar: 16.5 g
  • Sodium: 133.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.1 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.5 mg

Keywords: Japanese tea, royal milk tea

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