Boba Buddha’s Kiwi Bubble Tea Recipe

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Highly nutritious and irresistibly sweet, kiwi bubble tea is a milk tea beverage that stands out among other fruity blends. Besides including kiwi, this drink is enveloped by familiar flavors such as milk, tea, brown sugar, and tapioca pearls. 

Kiwi and bubble tea complement each other well due to the layers of sweetness derived from both the fruit and the milk tea. To make kiwi bubble tea, you’ll need to combine fresh kiwis, brown sugar-coated tapioca pearls, jasmine tea, and whole-fat milk. Some ingredients may be substituted, so if you want to see the complete guide, read the instructions below.

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Kiwi Bubble Tea

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


This recipe is ideal with fresh kiwi, but you could use frozen kiwi if necessary. Kiwifruit bubble tea is bright and refreshing with a touch of sweetness. Impress your guests by serving this at your next gathering.


Units Scale
  • 1 jasmine tea bag or 1 tsp of loose-leaf jasmine tea
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 peeled, deseeded, and sliced kiwi
  • 1/2 cup whole-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar-coated boba pearls
  • Ice cubes


If you want to add a kick of richness to the beverage, you can add 2 tablespoons of condensed milk. The sugar sweetener may be substituted with honey, fructose, or agave syrup as well—up to you.

Opt for skim or vegan milk instead of whole-fat milk for fewer calories in your bubble milk tea. You can also leave the drink unsweetened, although the quality of the beverage may be affected.

Mixing other fresh fruits such as banana, mango, passion fruit, or lychee into the drink can also make the drink more flavorful and colorful. Feel free to experiment with the boba toppings; you can add a large variety of them to your boba drink for a jump in texture.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

What Does Kiwi Bubble Tea Taste Like?

Kiwi bubble tea combines the tangy flavor of kiwis with the creamy profile of milk tea. Its taste profile boasts a complex range of flavors, including sweet, fruity, sour, and tart elements. The gooeyness of the tapioca pearls also elevates the drink’s texture, leaving behind something fun to chew with each sip.

How Much Caffeine Is in Kiwi Boba Tea?

The amount of caffeine in kiwi bubble tea will depend on the type of tea you use. The other ingredients, including the kiwi fruit, contain no caffeine.

Using jasmine tea, this recipe has an average of 25mg of caffeine per cup. Jasmine tea has a lower caffeine content than other traditional tea types, such as black tea, matcha, and green tea. So don’t expect to lose sleep over it!

5 Health Benefits of Kiwi

Don’t think of kiwi as just a simple, delicious treat. It’s also highly nutritious and loaded with vitamins.

Here are five health facts about this fruit.

  1. Kiwi contains 230% of a person’s daily recommended intake of Vitamin C, which is known to boost the immune system and protect against disease.
  2. Kiwi is rich in antioxidants, helping the body protect itself from harmful cancer-causing free radicals.
  3. Kiwi helps people with constipation and digestive problems thanks to the naturally high presence of fiber.
  4. Kiwi is good for eye health thanks to the presence of antioxidants and carotenoids.
  5. Eating kiwi can help support a healthy heart, as it’s known to reduce blood pressure, decrease stroke risk and protect against heart disease.
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Fresh kiwi

Can Kiwi Bubble Tea Be Vegan?

Yes, kiwi bubble tea can be vegan. The only things you’ll have to change are the milk base and possibly the sweetener and toppings.

You can switch the milk base to soy, vegan, almond, or coconut milk. If you are a vegan who doesn’t consume honey or granulated sugar, you can swap out the sweetener for agave syrup, date syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar.

As for the toppings, you can coat your boba toppings with any of the aforementioned sweetener alternatives. Or, you can skip tapioca pearls altogether and use chia seeds or coconut flakes instead.

Which Boba Toppings Are Best With Kiwi Bubble Tea?

If you want a filling and refreshing kiwi bubble tea drink, you should pay close attention to your toppings selection. These bite-sized goodies can make or break your blend, so don’t take it for granted!

Here are a few boba toppings that we recommend with your kiwi bubble tea:

  • Boba pearls
  • Popping boba
  • Egg pudding
  • Nata de Coco
  • Lychee jelly
  • Taro balls
  • Chopped apples
  • Mango chunks

The truth is that there’s a whole world of toppings you can explore and add to your kiwi iced tea. As such, don’t be afraid to experiment and enjoy the process!


Joshua always had a sweet tooth, but he could never stand the fizziness of soft drinks. So when he was first introduced to milk tea, he fell in love with its creamy sweetness and lack of carbonation. Now, Joshua is constantly on the lookout for new and interesting milk tea flavors to try. His favorite flavor is Cheesecake, but he also enjoys Wintermelon, Taro, and Matcha.

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