Combining sweet treats from Taiwan and the UK, this banoffee pie bubble tea is a uniquely rich, sweet boba drink that combines banana and toffee syrup with brewed tea and milk. You can easily make your own version of this popular drink at home.
This bubble tea recipe requires just a few ingredients and is quick to put together. You’ll need a blender and a cocktail shaker (or a mason jar with a lid). Classic brown sugar tapioca pearls work best in this recipe.Print
What Does Banoffee Pie Bubble Tea Taste Like?
This should come as no surprise- banoffee pie bubble tea tastes like banoffee pie. In bubble tea form, it is very sweet and frothy.
The natural sweetness of the banana combined with the sweetened tapioca pearls and toffee syrup create a rich bubble tea. The green tea adds a subtle flavor but mostly keeps to the background. The most prominent flavors are banana and toffee.
How Much Caffeine Does Banoffee Pie Bubble Tea Have?
Green tea contains 28 mg of caffeine per cup. Each serving of this banoffee pie bubble tea contains about 1/4 cup of green tea, making the caffeine content about 7 mg of caffeine per serving.
Using black tea, like oolong or Assam, increases caffeine to 12 mg per serving. Matcha yields about 18 mg of caffeine per serving.
Does Banoffee Pie Boba Tea Have Any Health Benefits?
Bananas are rich in soluble fiber, which may help to moderate blood sugar and aid digestion. They are low in calories and fat, making them a good source of filling nutrients. Bananas are also high in potassium, which supports heart health.
Though bananas are a healthy fruit, mixing them with sugar and tapioca pearls negates many health benefits. Boba tea is best enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Which Toppings Are Best With Banoffee Pie Boba Tea?
Banoffee pie milk tea goes well with many different toppings. Though the classic choices include drizzled toffee syrup, tapioca balls, and whipped cream, you may also enjoy:
- Butterscotch chips
- Chocolate fudge brownies—cut into small pieces
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- Fresh fruit—mango, blueberries, apple, pomegranate seeds, or strawberries
- Ice cream—banana, toffee, or butter pecan
- Walnuts or pecans
- Crushed Oreos
- Crushed toffee bits
Waffles are not a typical topping, but you can garnish your tea with a waffle to create a truly unique dessert.
Where Can You Buy Banoffee Pie Bubble Tea?
Bubbleology serves banoffee pie bubble tea. This UK-based tea shop is known for serving fruit tea boba and several unique bubble tea varieties. They sell a drink similar to the one above, without vanilla extract or maple syrup. They also use jasmine tea instead of green tea for their tea base.
Check with your local bubble tea shop to see if they offer a banoffee pie bubble tea!