A strong desire to stay at home is one of the things that makes us want to skip our mandatory milk tea run. Traffic AF, mahirap mag-commute, tapos ang haba pa ng pila. With the COVID-19 outbreak being raised to Code Red Sublevel 1, staying at home sounds even more convincing.
Sure, you can opt to have milk tea delivered straight to your doorstep. Or you could whip up your own milk tea drink that’ll last you a week and save up on the delivery fees in the long run. It’s also a fun way to keep yourself out of the couch whenever you’re home (Galaw-galaw din ‘pag may time).
If you’re considering making your own milk tea, you must know the basic ingredients you’ll need to prepare. You don’t have to worry about heading to the groceries to buy supplies either. You can actually order most of the items needed online so no one could stop you from being #TeamBahay forever.
To make a basic milk tea drink at home, here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Black tea
- Non-dairy creamer
- Tapioca pearls
- Caramel syrup (optional)
The price of the items mentioned may vary depending on the brands and on the stores you buy them from, but here are some we found online to give you an idea:
Lipton Yellow Label Tea (25 tea bags), P90.75, Lazada
Alaska Krem-Top Non-Dairy Creamer (250g), P49.20, Lazada
InJoy Tapioca Pearls, P90, Lazada
Mana Washed Sugar (2kg), P98, Lazada
Total: P327.95 for at least 12 servings = around P27.33 per serving
Less than P30 for a cup of milk tea? Not bad at all! Friendly tip: If you're looking to step it up a bit and add flavor, try buying caramel syrup to add into the mix. Here's one good option we found, also available on Lazada.
If you're on major tipid mode but can't pass off your milk tea fix, brewing your own at home is definitely an option to save a ton of money. You can work on it over the weekend and even bring some for your milk tea-loving tropa. Need a guide on how to actually do it? Here's a video that could help: