Although most bubble tea recipes are made with black tea, green tea boba tea can be a nice change of pace when indulging in this sweet treat. If you go to a boba shop, you are bound to find a variety of flavors and choices. But if you prefer to make your bubble tea at home, here’s a great recipe you don’t want to miss.
Green tea boba is a great on its own, but it can also serve as a base for other bubble tea flavors. It is a refreshing drink that has multiple health benefits. If you are sensitive to caffeine, swapping out the regular green tea with a decaf version is simple and it makes it a great option for children also.Print
Is Green Tea Boba Healthy?
Green tea has been known to have incredible health benefits. Some of these include:
- Fat/Weight loss
- Improved brain function
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer
- Can help prevent type 2 diabetes
- Could help you live longer
These and several other health benefits have been associated with drinking green tea regularly. Of course, you must also consider the other green tea boba ingredients.
Because bubble teas are sweetened, this yummy treat also contains many calories. The amount of sugar and the type of sweetener added can make a big difference in how healthy the tea drink is.
Is Green Tea Bubble Tea Good for Weight Loss?
While green tea has been shown to help with weight loss because it is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, whether or not a green boba milk tea will help you lose weight depends on the amount of sugar added and the toppings you put in it.
Tapioca pearls are pure carbohydrates with no nutritional value and are often sweetened, which will not help you lose weight. Also, the type of creamer you choose may play a role in whether or not it is helpful for weight loss. Some non-dairy milk options are sweetened, adding even more sugar to the mix.
Making this creamy drink at home allows you to keep fat and sugar levels down because you know exactly what goes into it and how much sugar is added.
Green Tea vs. Matcha Tea
Both matcha and green tea are harvested from the same plant (the Camellia sinensis plant). This plant is also used to make oolong tea and some herbal teas. However, there are several differences between green tea and matcha tea.
|Sold in its original leaf form
|Sold as a powder
|Has an earthy flavor
|Produces translucent-colored tea
|Makes a bright green-colored tea
Matcha tea often yields an opaque tea that will taste far richer, and have a stronger grass or herbal flavor than green tea. Some of my favorite matcha varieties include:
Which Dairy Option Is Best for a Green Milk Tea Boba?
If you choose not to use plant-based milk, then the best milk to use is whole milk. It is thicker and creamier than other milk and is an excellent addition to green tea boba tea.
Sweetened condensed milk is a delicious option that combines sweetness and dairy into one ingredient. However, it adds 61 calories per tablespoon.
Is Green Tea Boba Better Hot or Cold?
Although green tea is often served hot, green tea boba is traditionally served over ice. It is not only a more refreshing drink when served cold, but it is also the best way to achieve the visual appeal of bubble tea.
Whether in a boba shop or making it at home, you can choose the temperature of your boba tea.