We love this 3:15 brand roasted milk tea (I noticed that a box of 12 in the original milk tea flavor is $5.99 at HMart via instacart) with these 5 minute boba since we have been eating at home out of an abundance of caution. For each drink I use two roasted tea bags and 1 cup cold water (or 1% milk) with ice which I mix together using a cocktail shaker. Shake until your arms burn but also do not over-shake too vigorously since the roasted tea bags are somewhat delicate.
Alternatively, I use one roasted tea bag and 2 tablespoons of this Milkman’s milk tea powder or this Bossen milk tea powder. The Bossen milk tea powder is currently sold out on Amazon but I found that it’s available via Bossen’s direct website here although UPS Ground shipping is $10 which is almost the price of one 2.2 pound bag. Using 3.5 tbsp of the powder for 1 cup of cold water plus ice tastes good but it’s not very sweet. Note that one serving of the Bossen mix is 44g of sugar. It tastes a bit sweeter if you use 1 cup of 1% milk instead of water.
I’ve also tried two sticks of this OWL 3-in-1 instant tea mix (each serving has 10g of sugar) which tastes best with 1 cup of 1% milk and ice. Note that when I ordered it I was able to purchase 3 packs for $29.99 (each bag has 30 sticks so 90 sticks for $29.99) but it looks like this option is currently sold out. Update 5/5/20: Watch this video on TikTok to see the exact steps on how I’ve been making our drinks at home. I have since cut down to one stick so that we consume less sugar.
If I had to choose just one tea mix to recommend then I prefer the 3:15 brand roasted milk tea bags. Bubble tea is very personalized and my usual bubble tea order is Oolong Milk tea, 0% sugar, herbal jelly (I like the Chin Chin brand herbal jelly at home) and less ice at Kung Fu Tea (download the Kung Fu Tea app using my referral link to receive a free $4 credit towards a drink).