Are you ready to experience the perfect fusion of classic tea and creamy indulgence? Discover how to make a delightful Earl Grey tea with boba pearls, the ultimate combination for tea lovers.

Earl Grey tea is a special blend of black tea whose taste comes from adding bergamot citrus oil. Tea infused with this citrus fruit, grown mostly in Italy for its fragrant peel, is bold and fruity. Tea drinkers worldwide agree that the blend of these two flavors is, particularly delicious and revitalizing.

If you want to make Earl Grey boba tea, follow the steps here. You’ll soon enjoy a delicious blend of Earl Grey Milk Tea and chewy boba pearls. Print out this recipe to get started!

What is Earl Grey Milk Tea?

Homemade Milk tea on a table

This traditional tea is elevated to a new level of decadence with Earl Grey Milk Tea. Adding milk and, optionally, sweeteners like sugar or condensed milk, gives the aromatic Earl Grey tea a creamy and cozy twist.

Many tea lovers decide to add boba pearls, which are sometimes called tapioca pearls, to their Earl Grey Milk Tea to make it taste better. These chewy pearls give the drink a great structure and make it more enjoyable overall.

Whether you are a tea expert or just trying something new, Earl Grey Milk Tea is a delicious way to treat your taste buds. It tastes great because it has rich tea, creamy milk, and boba pearls.

What Does Earl Grey Milk Tea Taste Like?

The flavor of Earl Grey Milk Tea is one of a kind and irresistible. The infusion of bergamot oranges imparts a zesty and floral touch, complementing the black tea’s powerful and slightly malty flavor. 

Milk makes the drink velvety smooth, adding to its overall decadence. Earl Grey Milk Tea becomes a pleasant combination of flavors and textures when paired with the flavorless boba pearls, creating a perfect harmony between the floral notes, the creaminess of the milk, and the chewiness of the pearls.

Earl Grey Milk Tea Ingredients

A spoon full of Earl Grey tea leaves

To make a cup of Earl Grey Milk Tea, you’ll need a few things. This tasty drink takes about 5 minutes to complete, or however long it takes to make with your favorite method. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  1. Earl Grey tea leaves or tea bags: You can buy Earl Grey tea leaves or tea bags. It gives the milk tea a unique taste and smell, making it more interesting. Tea bags or dried tea leaves are used to make the tea base.
  2. Water: Steeping the tea leaves or bags in water is essential to extract their flavors. Water serves as the base for the tea before adding other ingredients.
  3. Milk: This ingredient gives it a luxurious, velvety consistency. Alternative options include cow, almond, and oat milk. You can choose whichever kind you like most.
  4. Honey or sweetener: Honey or your preferred sweetener can be added to enhance the sweetness of the milk tea. Honey provides a natural sweet taste and offers additional health benefits, including antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory properties.
  5. Ice cubes: If you like your Earl Grey Milk Tea cold, add ice cubes to make a refreshing iced drink.

How To Make an Earl Grey Milk Tea

If you want to jump to the recipe, you can find the instructions for making Earl Grey Milk Tea below. Add some Earl Grey boba for an extra twist!

  1. Boil water: Start by boiling water in a kettle or saucepan. You’ll need around 1 cup of water for each serving.
  2. Steep Earl Grey tea: Put an Earl Grey tea bag in a mug or teapot and pour hot water. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes to let the tea soak in and get its taste.
  3. Prepare the simple syrup (optional): If you prefer your tea sweetened, you can make a simple syrup by dissolving sugar, or honey, in an equal amount of hot water. Make sure the sugar is dissolved before setting it aside to cool.
  4. Add milk: Once the tea has steeped, remove the tea bag and add around 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk to the brewed tea. You can use any milk you prefer, such as cow’s milk, or a non-dairy alternative, like almond milk.
  5. Stir and sweeten: Give the tea a good stir to combine the flavors of the tea and milk. If desired, add a small amount of the simple syrup to sweeten the tea to your taste. Remember, you can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less syrup.
  6. Add boba pearls (optional): For a fun and chewy texture, you can add boba pearls to your Earl Grey Milk Tea. These tapioca pearls can be found in stores or prepared at home by following the package instructions.
  7. Enjoy your cup of tea: Sit back and relax with a cup of homemade Earl Grey Milk Tea when you’ve finished mixing the ingredients. Feel free to try out various tea tastes and accompaniments to find your personal favorites.

Tips for Making Earl Grey Milk Tea

Dried Earl Grey Tea Leaves on a bowl

Choose High-Quality Earl Grey Tea Leaves or Tea Bags

The quality of the tea directly impacts the flavor of your Earl Grey Milk Tea. Opt for reputable brands or loose tea leaves known for their aromatic and authentic Earl Grey flavor.

Adjust the Sweetness

Adjust your milk tea’s sweetness with a sweetener. If you want a sweeter drink, add extra sugar syrup, or leave it out for a lighter version.

Experiment With Different Tea Flavors

While Earl Grey is a classic choice, don’t hesitate to explore other tea flavors to create your unique twist. Try variations, like Earl Grey bubble tea with boba pearls, or experiment with different tea blends to discover new and exciting taste combinations.

Add Brown Sugar Syrup

Consider using brown sugar syrup as a sweetener in your Earl Grey Milk Tea for a rich and caramel-like taste. This syrup adds depth and complexity to the drink, elevating the overall flavor experience.

Earl Grey Milk Tea Nutritional Facts

Here is an estimated breakdown of the nutritional facts for Earl Grey Milk Tea (based on typical serving size):

  • Calories: Approximately 200 cal
  • Carbohydrates: Around 4g
  • Protein: About 2g
  • Fat: Approximately 3g
  • Saturated Fat: Around 1g
  • Cholesterol: Approximately 8mg
  • Sodium: Around 49mg
  • Potassium: Approximately 142mg
  • Sugar: Around 4g
  • Vitamin A: Approximately 128IU
  • Calcium: Around 96mg

Disclaimer: Please note that these nutritional values are approximations and may vary depending on ingredients and serving sizes. Adding sweeteners or high-fat milk can raise sugar and calorie content. Earl Grey Milk Tea is high in antioxidants and may have health advantages. Always be careful with your diet and choose foods that support your health goals.

Earl Grey Milk Tea Benefits

  • Boosts Energy and Mental Alertness: Earl Grey Milk Tea contains caffeine, a natural stimulant. This can help boost energy and mental alertness. 
  • Enhances Oral Health: Polyphenols found in Earl Grey Milk Tea have antibacterial properties. These properties help prevent the growth of oral bacteria. This promotes healthier teeth and gums.
  • Aids Digestion: Some people find drinking tea after a meal can help aid in digestion and soothe an upset stomach. The warm and comforting nature of Earl Grey Milk Tea may also help ease nausea or discomfort.
  • Weight Management: Earl Grey milk tea is a low-calorie and pleasant beverage option for people watching their weight if consumed without added sweeteners and in moderation.


What is Earl Grey milk tea made of?

Earl Grey Milk Tea is typically made with a combination of Earl Grey tea, milk, and sweeteners, like sugar or honey. Some variations may also include the addition of boba pearls, which are chewy tapioca balls.

Is Earl Grey tea healthier than coffee?

Both Earl Grey tea and coffee provide health benefits, but Earl Grey tea is healthier. It has less caffeine than coffee, and it has antioxidants to preserve cells. Health preferences and sensitivities differ, though.

When should I drink Earl Grey tea?

You can enjoy Earl Grey tea at any time of the day. It is often enjoyed in the morning as a refreshing and aromatic start to the day. 

Can I customize the tea flavors in Earl Grey Milk Tea?

Yes, you may flavor Earl Grey Milk Tea. Vanilla, lavender, peach, or raspberry flavors are great additions to tea.

Can I use loose-leaf Earl Grey tea instead of tea bags?

Earl Grey, made with loose leaves, lets you change the taste and strength to your liking.