Brown Sugar Milk Tea with Grass Jelly | Cooking with a Wallflower

Brown Sugar Milk Tea with Grass Jelly

  • Author: Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x


Strong brewed black tea mixed with milk then sweetened with brown sugar syrup and topped with grass jelly. This brown sugar milk tea with grass jelly is simple, delicious, and refreshing.



Brewing Tea

4 cups water

2 tablespoons loose oolong tea leaves

1 tablespoon loose jasmine tea leaves

Brown Sugar Syrup

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup water

For each serving

2 cups brewed tea

¼ cup half and half/whole milk/ non dairy alternative, more or less to taste

3 tablespoons brown sugar syrup, more or less to taste

Grass jelly

Crushed ice


In a medium sized pot, add about 4 cups of water and bring it to a low boil. Remove from heat. Add black tea leaves to the water. Let it steep for at least 5 minutes.

Allow the tea to cool down before straining.

While the tea is cooling, make the brown sugar syrup. In a small pot, add brown sugar and water and melt the sugar over low heat. Stir to prevent the sugar from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Let the brown sugar cool to thicken.

Pour the cooled tea into a glass and top with half and half, whole milk, or non dairy milk of choice.

Spoon the brown sugar syrup and drizzle it over the sides of the glass. Add grass jelly to the drink.

Serve the brown sugar milk tea with grass jelly and crushed ice.

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