So this is a mock bubble tea – there are no giant tapioca pearls (boba) in this drink, mostly because I couldn’t find them around here either! I live in a small town without too many exotic food choices, I make do! Frozen blueberries give the same look to your drink and they keep your drink cold, and and they are fun to eat, too.
But of course the texture will not be the same as a traditional bubble tea, and the blueberries mostly float instead of sink to the bottom. I have yet to try a real bubble tea! Sad, I know, but I will have to special order some boba to make it sometime.
Sweet Rose Mock Bubble Tea
- 1 to 2 bags of Tulsi Sweet Rose tea
- ¼ cup hot water
- ¼ cup ice
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- Brew the Sweet Rose tea by pouring 1/4 cup hot water over 1 or 2 teabags and let it steep for several minutes. You will want this tea brewed strong!
- Once it has brewed, stir in 1/4 cup ice cubes into the tea to chill it. The ice cubes should melt as it cools the tea so you will then have 1/2 cup cold Sweet Rose tea.
- Stir in the almond milk and add blueberries.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
25 thoughts on “Sweet Rose Mock Bubble Tea (Dairy Free)”
Ach – silly auto correct! I typed ‘ sweet brown rice tea’
Hi! Lovely creativity, thank you.
Helped me work out my solution – a sweet brown time rice, using golden syrup as the sweetener, and tapioca or sago which I can get from the Asian grocer just across town.
I’m not sure how the tea will go with any ‘milk’; I’d use rice or cashew milks if brave enough. But I usually save my meagre rice milk allowance for my 1 good coffee each day 😉
Let me know how that tastes! What kind of tea do you use for your bubble tea?
That is so cute. I like the way you used blueberries as your ‘bubbles’. I’m sure that they added heaps more flavour too!
Thanks Glenda! Blueberries certainly work in a pinch! I need to find some real tapioca boba now 🙂
I love bubble tea Sarah! This sounds is simple and delicious. Great use of edible flowers 🙂
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
Thank you, Sarah! I can’t wait to try a real bubble tea. Maybe when I head to IDEA in August I can find one!
🙂 This looks really cool!
Thanks Em! 🙂
Very creative to use the blueberries as a sub! Great idea!
Thank you Betsy!
I LOVE bubble tea! I can imagine tapioca pearls would be hard to get a hold of. Using blueberries is equally delicious though : )
One of these days I’m going to make some real bubble tea so I can actually see what it’s like! The tapioca pearls sound pretty yummy to me 😉
I had the same problem! I couldn’t find anything flowery in my town, although to be fair, if I weren’t locking myself in a basement study dungeon for 16 hours a day, I might have found something. 😡 I threw fruits in mine too, but mostly because I was incompetent with technology (could not get the ice to come out of the fridge ;_; ). Oops.
Annnyway! Welcome to Recipe ReDux! :] This looks awesome and I think I’m going to have to try to find that tea sometime. I love rose tea/miss bubble tea!
The Sweet Rose tea is definitely a must-try if you love roses! It is very fragrant 🙂
I actually had the same issue getting hold of lavender (and funnily enough was also thinking short bread). This looks really lovely though, nice and simply and sweet
I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t find the lavender since I noticed that several others had used that as well! It worked out in the end – it made me get really creative with this one!
OMG I love bubble tea and I actually have this exact tea! I fell in love at first sip… great choice and this recipe totally rocks. Thank you for this.
Thanks so much Kamila! 🙂
First off, welcome to ReDux! This was one of our more challenging themes for sure but so glad you were up for the challenge. Plus I love your creativity with the “mock” bubble tea – I’m gonna do the same.
Thanks Deanna, I’m excited to be a part of Recipe ReDux! I need some recipe inspiration sometimes so this is great fuel for my creative fire
Love this idea. Especially the blueberries.
Another great way to sneak in some fruit! 🙂
Ha! I’ll bet my small town is about as small as your small town! I forage for flowers (like in my dandelion jelly posted a month ago!) or use tea for floral flavors too. BUT I LOVE your idea of using blueberries for bubble tapioca….because you can’t forage for tapioca! (:
Haha, yes, too bad I can’t forage for some of those ingredients! I could get over to my Mom’s garden and poke around a bit to find some edible flowers, though…