Angel Delight Milk Tea Recipe

Tea and Angel Delight Recipe

? Yes, please! This tea is anything but common and tastes absolutely delicious. Angels Delight might not be the first ingredient you think of when making a proper milk tea, but rest assured, once you try it, you'll want to make it again.

Angel Delight milk tea


To make any milk tea at home, you'll need only a few basic ingredients – tea leaves (or ), syrup or honey, milk, ice and water. To make a super delicious milk tea dessert, you'll need one more – Angel Delight.

This milk tea is not a typical – it's prepared by simmering, rather than steeping. It does contain boba pearls, but you can easily exclude it and still have a delicious milk tea.

Black tea is one of the best choices for making any classic milk tea. Many pure black tea types go well with milk and give a rich deep flavour. The best teas to use for this drink are:

  • Strawberry flavoured black teas
  • Pure Assam tea
  • CTC teas
  • Kenyan black teas
  • Strong breakfast blends, including English, Irish and Scottish breakfast teas

Preferably, you want to use tea that has smaller broken leaves that will give a stronger and deeper infusion. Alternatively, use tea bags.


Full fat (whole) milk is always the best option for making milk teas. Semi-skimmed is fine too but try to avoid the skimmed one. Some milk alternatives such as cashew or barista style oat milk are great too. You can make this tea more or less milky, depending on your preference.

Angel Delight

Angel Delight is a true classic among instant desserts that seem to never go out of fashion. It will give both flavour and incredibly rich texture to this milk tea, transforming it into a proper dessert. This recipe is made with strawberry flavoured Angel Delight, but you can use Butterscotch, Banana, Chocolate or even Chocolate Mint flavours too. If you are using flavours other than strawberry, use pure black tea leaves. Three teaspoons of Angel Delight will give the right amount of flavour while not overpowering black tea.  

homemade milk tea dessert

Sugar syrup

You'll need sugar syrup to add sweetness and to coat boba pearls. To make a simple sugar syrup, use 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. Use regular white granulated sugar for a neutral flavour or replace it with light brown or dark brown sugar. Both of them will add either lighter or stronger caramel note. Brown sugar syrup is great for Butterscotch, Banana and Chocolate flavours, and regular sugar syrup may be better for Strawberry and Chocolate Mint. If you don't have or don't want to use simple syrup, you can replace it with light floral honey.

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Learn how to make demerara simple syrup here.

Black sugar tapioca pearls

No boba is ever complete without a chewy topping. Black sugar tapioca pearls as great in this milk tea, with any of the flavours. Cook them as per instructions on the packaging and coat in sugar syrup.

If you want to make your own tapioca pearls at home, check out this recipe here.

boba milk tea

Angel Delight Milk Tea

Delicious boba tea dessert
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Black Tea, Boba Tea, Milk Tea
Servings: 1


  • saucepan
  • Electric hand whisk


  • 100 ml water
  • 100 ml milk
  • 3 heaped teaspoons Angel Delight
  • 1-2 teaspoons simple syrup or honey
  • 30 grams black sugar tapioca pearls
  • 1 ½-2 teaspoons black tea


  • Cook boba pearls following instructions on the packaging and coat them in 1-2 teaspoons of simple syrup.
  • Add water to a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add tea and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain into a glass, add Angel delight and whisk with a hand frother.
  • Add boba pearls.
  • Add ice and serve immediately.
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