This is a simple comprehensive guide on how to make a milk tea macchiato at home, or for your boba shop as a barista.
A milk tea macchiato is basically a pearl milk tea without the tapioca pearls. So if you’re looking for a simple drink to make that doesn’t include tapioca pearls, then this would be it.
The tea macchiato would still have an addition to it like boba drink, except it would instead be the boba cream cheese on the top of the drink once the tea is made.
Here we will provide the quickest way to make this drink first, and then the longer way, which will allow for some customization in the tea flavors.
How to Make a Quick & Easy Milk Tea Macchiato
Here is the fast way.
- Milk Tea Powder Mix
- Cream Cheese
- Whole Milk
- Condensed Milk
- Whipping Cream
- A small cup/bowl to make the cream cheese foam
- A tablespoon or measuring cup
The milk tea powder mix is the key ingredient for making a fast milk tea macchiato. It contains everything you need in it, including the black tea. Black tea is the base for the pearl milk tea.
1. Add milk to your cup.
Start by adding milk to your cup. The amount needed will depend on the amount of boba cream cheese that you want in your cup. But for this one, we will use 10 ounces of milk.
You can warm up the milk before you add it if you want a warmer drink. Heating up the milk will also help the powder to mix better in the drink.
2. Add in the milk tea powder mix.
Once this is done, it is time to add the milk tea mix into your drink. Add 4 to 6 tablespoons of the powder mix to the milk and stir. Stir it well to make sure it is mixed.
3. Make your cream cheese foam, and place it on top.
Now all that’s left is to make your cream cheese foam. Grab your separate bowl or cup so you can mix the ingredients to add to your drink later..
- Add 1 tablespoon of cream cheese.
- Add 1 tablespoon of condensed milk.
- Mix them together.
- Add 1 ounce of whole milk.
- Add 2 ounces of whipping cream.
- Thoroughly mix it all together.
Now you have your cream topping for your tea macchiato.
4. Carefully pour out the cream unto the top of your milk tea.
You can pour this on top or scoop it out. Your choice.
The general way to drink a tea macchiato is without a straw, sipping the tea through the cream cheese foam as if each sip is a luxury to enjoy with your meal or by itself.
How to Make Milk Tea Macchiato With Tea Leaves
To make a milk tea macchiato with black tea and any other flavor, we will have to brew the tea itself. The milk of course will still be used, but only half of the amount (5 ounces), and the rest will be your tea.
Make 5 ounces of brewed tea using 1 teaspoon of loose tea leaves, and steep it for about 3 to 5 minutes at 185 degrees.
The temperatures and times may vary between the type of tea leaves used, but this is a good start. Add more tea leaves for a stronger tea, or vice-versa for less.
Using different tea leaves can help you to find the perfect flavor of tea macchiato to casually drink for yourself.