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Hong Kong Milk Tea, a.k.a. Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea

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Hong Kong-style Milk Tea
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Hong Kong milk tea is also known as “pantyhose tea” or “silk stocking tea” because it is often brewed in a large tea sock that resembles pantyhose. It has a smooth, creamy texture thanks to the evaporated milk (or, if you opt for sweetened, condensed milk, it becomes beguilingly sweet and full flavored).

This recipe is an easy variation on classic Hong Kong-style milk tea recipes. For an added treat, use it as the base for Yin-Yang Coffee-Tea.

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 9 minutes

Yield: Serves up to 6.


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. black tealeaves (preferably a bold Ceylon tea)
  • 1 small (14-ounce) can sweetened, condensed milk, or 14 ounces evaporated milk, plus sugar (to taste)


  1. Combine water and tealeaves in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in sweetened, condensed milk. Return to heat.
  4. Return to a boil. Simmer for 3 more minutes.
  5. Strain and serve hot or (optional) chill and serve over ice. Small glasses are ideal.
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 3 out of 5
Yuanyang-Milk~Tea~Coffee, Member CharlesHRooney

I make this all the time. I stayed in Hong Kong for some time and they use the brand Black & White Evaporated Milk to make the milk tea. However the condensed will work. But most places use the evaporated milk. As for the teas they use several different brands of black teas. I recently was sent 4 pounds of the ""secret blend"" from Hong Kong. I drink this on a regular basis and when I do not drink Yuanyang I will make a cup of Cuban Coffee. I am working on the secret recipe.......lol

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