A Look at Different Types of Milk Teas


Milk is one of the most popular tea additives worldwide because it adds a sweet flavor and a creamy consistency. If you’ve tried a type of milk tea and loved it, then continue reading to learn about some of the different varieties of milk teas that are out there.

Bubble Milk Tea

Known as boba tea, pearl tea, tapioca tea, and more, bubble tea is an incredibly popular and tasty beverage that goes by several different names and comes in a huge range of flavors. Bubble tea is typically made with a tea base to which milk, flavoring, and tapioca pearls are added. Not all bubble tea is milk tea, but some of the most popular varieties include a milk component. Some of the most popular bubble tea flavors include honeydew, strawberry, passionfruit, and mango.

Thai Milk Tea

Thai iced tea and Thai milk tea are 2 types of Thai teas that are very popular. The primary difference between these drinks is that 1 is served cold and the other hot. Thai iced tea and Thai milk tea are both made with a large amount of dairy, often in the form of sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. These beverages are sweet and often made with spices like cinnamon, vanilla, tamarind, star anise, and cardamom. If you’ve tried and liked chai tea, then there is a good chance that you will enjoy Thai milk tea, as well.

British Milk Tea

According to some, the custom of adding milk to tea in Europe started in France and later took hold in England. Today, adding milk and sugar to tea is common practice in Britain. Here, tea is often brewed from black tea leaves that are added to boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes and then strained out. Whether the milk is added before or after brewing is up to personal preference.

Happy TeaHouse & Café offers a wide selection of delicious milk teas in Houston , including many bubble tea flavors. To learn more about our location or menu, please give us a call at (713) 469-3275.