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Honey Milk Tea - Hong Kong Style Recipe
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Honey Milk Tea - Hong Kong Style

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"I came up with this recipe after reading many Chinese posts; none of them sounded like the milk tea I have had before. Honey milk tea is what I always order when I go to a tea place. Technically, bubble tea is not much different from milk tea (I am not sure why they separate them into two different categories in the tea shop). There are also different styles of bubble/milk tea, like Hong Kong style, Taiwan style, etc. This is a Hong Kong-style milk tea."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Steep the tea bags in hot water until the color turns dark red, about 3 to 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and let the tea cool.
  2. Combine the ice cubes, sweetened condensed milk, and honey in a glass or cocktail shaker. Pour in the tea and mix well. (If the tea is still warm, the ice may melt; add more ice if desired.) A strong, flavorful milk tea is ready for you to enjoy.
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  • Cook's Note
  • A good strong-flavored tea is the key to making good milk tea. Add more honey to taste if you like a sweeter tea. If you have a martini shaker, you may use it to mix the milk tea.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2010

I tried this drink and really liked it but way too sweet for me. Instead of using the condensed milk, I used regular whole milk...loved it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 09, 2010

Definitely too sweet, but a good jumping off point. I had 1 mug as per recipe, but modified my 2nd mug by skipping the honey, putting 3 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk rather than 4, and topping it off with 2% milk to make up for the creaminess the 4th teaspoon would have added.


54 Ratings

Jan 26, 2010

Thanks for the recipe! I haven't had tea like this since I was in Japan, the taste is pretty much exactly the same, and brings back some great memories. I'm not much for sweet drinks so I used whole milk, and added honey, tasted, added, etc. until I was happy with it.

Jan 25, 2010

Loved this tea. I used a Ceylon black tea instead of the standard Orange pekoe. Very nice way to use some of an opened can of sweetened condensed milk. I most definitely will make this again. Thanks Tao for submitting this.

Sep 03, 2010

Perfect for my no-good-very-bad-day. I used fat free sweetened condensed milk but I made no other changes. Using the martini shaker, smart idea! That was the coolest idea. Really. Excellent milk tea. I'd like to try this with fat free half-n-half next time and see if it's just as good.

Feb 15, 2011

I had all the ingredients on hand so I decided to make this. It is very soothing and delicious. It reminds me of the bubble tea I have had at the Mall but minus the bubbles!

Jun 08, 2010

Thank you so much for posting this! I absolutely love milk tea! It was delicious - I halved the condensed milk and the honey, but I think it was still a tad to sweet. Then again, I always like things a little less sweet.

Jan 05, 2011

Sweet enough, and strong enough that when your ice cubes melt, you'll never notice a change in flavor!


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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