Strawberry Matcha Latte Bubble Tea

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Make this delicious and refreshing layered iced matcha drink at home! A Boba Guys copycat recipe, get step-by-step instructions and tips on how to make it quick and easy.

Strawberry Matcha Bubble Tea in a clear glass so you can see the layers of the drink.

Want to save this?
Enter your email and get it sent straight to your inbox. Plus, get recipes & tips from me every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Recipe Highlights

  • Strawberry matcha latte bubble tea is a popular iced milk tea at Boba Guys, my favorite bubble tea shop. It’s a layered drink with tapioca balls in strawberry puree at the bottom, oat milk, then a top layer of matcha.
  • Strawberries and matcha are delicious together, so if you love iced matcha lattes, you’ll love this refreshing drink.
  • No need for matcha whisks, all you need to make the iced matcha is a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight lid.
  • Boba is super easy to make at home using store-bought dried tapioca balls.

RELATED: Matcha Bubble Tea

Ingredient Notes

Strawberry Matcha Latte Bubble Tea ingredients on a table, labeled in measuring cups and small bowls.
  • Matcha: There are different grades of matcha and the brighter the green, the better the quality. In order to get that nice green color without spending too much, get matcha in the $30 range.
  • Tapioca balls: Sold dry, they only need to be cooked in water to plump them up.
  • Strawberry syrup: Use store-bought or homemade strawberry syrup to give the drink its bright and perfectly sweet berry flavor.
  • Oat Milk: You can use any milk you prefer but it’s best with oat milk.
  • Water: If you can, use filtered water for a better tasting drink.
  • Ice: It’s a good idea to make ice using filtered water too.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

My Tapioca Balls Pick

Photo Credit: amazon.com

The tapioca balls I use to make bubble tea at home.
SHOP NOW

Step-by-Step Instructions

Spooning tapioca balls into a sauce pan.

Step 1: Cook tapioca balls.

Follow directions on package but all that’s involved is boiling tapioca balls in water for a few minutes.

Matcha and water in a cocktail shaker.

Step 2: Combine matcha and water in a cocktail shaker. Shake.

Pouring strawberry syrup into a cup with tapioca balls.

Step 3: Put tapioca balls into a cup and add strawberry syrup.

Ice, strawberry syrup, and tapioca balls in a cup.

Step 4: Add ice.

Pouring oatmilk into a cup with strawberry syrup and tapioca balls.

Step 5: Pour in oat milk. Pour in oat milk slowly to keep the layers in place.

Pouring matcha into a cup with oatmilk, strawberry syrup, and tapioca balls.

Step 6: Top with matcha. Serve immediately. Stir before drinking.

My Cocktail Shaker Pick

Photo Credit: amazon.com

I've gone through a lot of clear cocktail shakers and this one is holding up the best.
SHOP NOW

RELATED: Taro Milk Tea

Expert Tips

  • The trick to creating layers in drinks is by adding drink components into the cup from most sweet to the least sweet. The strawberry syrup is the sweetest so that goes in first, on the bottom, followed by the oat milk which has some natural sweetness, then the matcha which is not sweet.
  • Pouring ingredients onto the ice slowly will help keep the layers separated as you make the drink.
  • The key to making the best bubble tea is to assemble and serve the drink while the tapioca balls are still warm. Let the tapioca balls cool just a bit after cooking them so that they’re quite warm but won’t burn your mouth.
  • Shaking the matcha and cold water in a cocktail shaker (or a wide mouth jar with tight fitting lid) is the easiest way to make iced matcha.
  • Homemade strawberry syrup should be made ahead of time and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • This recipe makes a 16 ounces (2 cups) drink so have a big enough glass to make the drink.
  • Use a wide straw to drink bubble tea so that you’ll get a few tapioca balls with every sip. Make sure to chew the tapioca balls.

RELATED: Strawberry Butterfly Pea Flower Latte Bubble Tea

Questions You May Have

Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, there is caffeine in this drink because there is caffeine in matcha.

Can the boba be made ahead of time?

Tapioca balls start to harden within 4 hours of cooking them so they can’t be made ahead of time.

What can I use if I don’t have a cocktail shaker?

To properly mix the matcha with water without having to use a matcha whisk, shaking them vigorously in a cocktail shaker works best. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, a jar with a tight lid will work just as well. Make sure the lid is on snug so it doesn’t leak when you start shaking!

Strawberry Matcha Bubble Tea layered in a clear glass with a wide bubble tea straw.

Want to save this recipe to Pinterest for later? Pin it now to your Pinterest board!

5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Matcha Latte Bubble Tea

By: Jee Choe
Make this delicious and refreshing layered iced matcha drink at home!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

Tapioca Balls

Strawberry Matcha Latte

Instructions 

COOK TAPIOCA BALLS

  • Boil tapioca balls in 2 cups of water.
    Boil water in a saucepan on the stovetop then add tapioca balls. Cook on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    (Follow directions on your tapioca ball packaging if you're using a different brand than the one I’m using.)
  • Drain tapioca balls.
    Cool slightly, until tapioca balls aren't too hot to eat. They should still be quite warm.

MAKE MATCHA

  • Combine ¼ cup water and matcha in a cocktail shaker. Vigorously shake 30 times.
    Mak sure to add the water in first.

ASSEMBLE DRINK

  • Put warm tapioca balls into a cup and add strawberry syrup. Add ice, oat milk, then matcha.
    Pour liquid into the drink directly onto the ice to help keep the layers separated.
    Serve immediately and stir before drinking. Use a wide straw to drink.

Notes

  • There are different grades of matcha and the brighter the green, the better the quality. In order to get that nice green color without spending too much, get matcha in the $30 range.
  • You can use any milk you prefer but it’s delicious with oat milk.
  • The trick to creating layers in drinks is by adding drink components into the cup from most sweet to the least sweet. The strawberry syrup is the sweetest so that goes in first, on the bottom, followed by the milk which has some natural sweetness, then the matcha which is not sweet.
  • Pouring ingredients onto the ice slowly will help keep the layers separated as you make the drink.
  • The key to making the best bubble tea is to assemble and serve the drink while the tapioca balls are still warm. Let the tapioca balls cool just a bit after cooking them so that they’re quite warm but won’t burn your mouth.
  • Shaking the matcha and cold water in a cocktail shaker (or a wide mouth jar with tight fitting lid) is the easiest way to make iced matcha.
  • Homemade strawberry syrup should be made ahead of time and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • This recipe makes a 16 ounces (2 cups) drink so have a big enough glass to make the drink.
  • Use a wide straw to drink bubble tea so that you’ll get a few tapioca balls with every sip. Make sure to chew the tapioca balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 270Carbohydrates: 42gProtein: 10gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 696IUCalcium: 254mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Tried this recipe?Mention @ohhowcivilized or tag #ohhowcivilized!

The Latest

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RATE THE RECIPE: