Royal Milk Tea Recipe ♥

Heralding from Japan, Royal Milk Tea is made with a blend of Assam and Darjeeling tea leaves and milk.
Compared to a typical milk tea, the milk to water ratio is much higher so it balances the semi-bitter taste of strong tea with the creamy richness of milk.

Royal Milk Tea

Ingredients: To make 1 cup:

  • 3/4 Cup water
  • 2 heaped tsp Black Tea Leaves (to make dark coloured tea, use Assam tea and to make light colored tea, use Darjeeling tea. Or use a blend of the two)
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • Sugar or honey (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan, add warm water and bring to the boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once boiling, add tea leaves and reduce the heat and simmer for 1 and a half to 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and slowly bring just to simmer. Meanwhile warm your cup with hot water.
  4. When the tea is about to boil, remove from the heat and pour the tea through a tea strainer into your serving cup.
  5. Sweeten to taste with sugar or honey.

To make iced royal milk tea:  Cook the tea leaves slightly longer and serve over ice ♥

2 thoughts on “Royal Milk Tea Recipe ♥

  1. This sounds really nice!

    Thank you so much for posting the recipe. Is it best to use any specific type of milk?

    I’ve never made tea in a pan before…although my friend once tried to make a cup of tea in a kettle. She put the teabag, water, milk and sugar in the kettle and boiled it…so that was the end of that kettle!

    I’m going to give this a go. 😘


    1. Hahaha that made me giggle. I used full cream milk and it was delicious ☕ let me know how yours turns out.


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