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A white bowl of taro milk with mint leaves.

Homemade Taro Milk Tea Recipe (Without Boba)

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Here’s a homemade version of Taro Milk Tea that is healthy and satisfying. This version is made without boba or tapioca pearls. 

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


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  • 1 cup taro root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 23 black tea bags or 1 teaspoon loose leaf black tea
  • 23 tablespoons sweetener (such as sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the taro root with enough water to cover. Bring to a simmer and then lower the heat and cover with a lid. Boil the taro root in water until it is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the water and transfer the taro root to a blender or food processor.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of almond milk to the taro root and blend until smooth. You may need to add more milk to achieve a smooth consistency.
  3. While the taro root is cooking, brew the tea according to the package instructions. If using loose leaf tea, steep the tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes. If using tea bags, steep the tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes and then remove the bags.
  4. Add the brewed tea to the taro root mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener to taste and stir to combine. Adjust the amount of sweetener as needed to suit your taste preferences.
  6. Serve the taro milk tea over ice or chilled. You can garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.


  1. If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, you can use regular milk in this recipe.
  2. You can use decaffeinated black tea if you want a decaf version.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 14.3 g
  • Sodium: 102.2 mg
  • Fat: 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg