By: Lauren Landry
What’s Valentine’s Day without a flower-inspired drink?
Roses, milk, tea, and pearls = perfect combination!
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for businesses, especially in the food industry, because it allows them to create special edition products or menu items that appeal so much to their customers.
Just like Christmas drinks, boba tea businesses can create limited-edition beverages for the whole month of love and take advantage of the consumers' FOMO or fear of missing out. Aside from offering pink and red-colored romantic drinks featured in the previous article, creating a floral-inspired drink should also be included.
Rose is undoubtedly one of the most popular flowers given on Valentine's Day, so why not create a unique drink inspired by this beautiful romantic flower? Rose Boba Milk Tea is one that you can make.
What is Rose Boba Milk Tea?
Rose Boba Milk Tea is a basic boba milk tea drink with an added floral flavor and fun textures. It is pink in color, making it ideal for offering during the Valentine season.
What is the taste of Rose Boba Milk Tea?
Rose tea is made from rose petals or buds. The taste is floral and light, but it may be challenging to get the right flavor. The rose taste might be overpowered if mixed with too many other flavors. With that said, combining rose syrup with black tea would be the best option, especially for busy boba tea shops that may not have the time to perfect the right floral flavor.
Milk and whipped cream will add creaminess to the floral and herbal taste. Rose popping pearls will add more floral flavor, while chewy tapioca boba will add more texture.
Rose popping pearls enhance the floral flavor of beverages.
What are the ingredients of Rose Boba Milk Tea?
The ingredients of this special Valentine's Day drink are simple and are readily available in any boba supply store. They include:
- Chilled black tea
- Rose syrup
- Rose popping pearls and crystal boba
- Whipped cream
- Fresh rose petals
You will just need to combine the first three ingredients in a cup filled with ice, then gently stir. Add the popping pearls or crystal boba, then top off the drink with whipped cream. You also have the option to add some fresh rose petals to the drink itself or sprinkle some crushed petals on top of the whipped cream.
To level up this limited edition drink, you can also consider adding a shot of espresso for some kick and use frothed milk instead of whipped cream on top.
What are the best brands of ingredients to use?
As mentioned earlier, the Rose Boba Milk Tea ingredients are easy to get from your boba supply store. But we do have some recommendations for the tea leaves, syrup, popping pearls, and crystal boba.
Black tea leaves are the best type of tea to use as a base for this boba milk tea flavor. It offers a stronger and aromatic flavor than green, white, and other teas. And we recommend:
Tea Zone’s black tea leaves in a special vintage blend are made with natural tea ingredients mixed with a dash of vanilla powder for some sweetness. Because it is the strongest kind of tea, it is the perfect one to mix with syrups and milk.
This tea is sold in 25-bag cases.
Here are the best rose syrup brands that you can choose from:
Tea Zone's Rose Syrup provides a sweet floral flavor and is ideal for your non-alcoholic drinks, boba tea, milkshakes, coffee, and other types of beverages. It can also add some sweet floral taste to desserts like pancakes, waffles, crepes, and cakes.
This product is sold in 1.9-liter bottles.
Monin's Rose Syrup is made with select vegan ingredients and pure cane sugar, offering a concentrated sweet floral flavor to beverages. It also provides a distinct rose aroma perfect for lightly accenting drinks.
This syrup is sold in 750 ml bottles.
Finally, 1883 Maison Routin's rose syrup was created in the French Alps and is known for its purity, authenticity, and intense aroma. This rose syrup brand is vegetarian, Kosher, and Halal and does not contain high fructose corn syrup. It's perfect for adding that rose scent, taste, and sweetness to your boba milk tea.
This rose syrup is sold in one-liter glass bottles.
As for the texture-adding ingredients, here are our recommendations:
Tea Zone’s rose popping pearls are specially-made pearls with a delicate rose flavor. They are perfect for rose boba milk teas because of their lovely rose pink color that can add texture and more flavor. These pearls are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
This product is sold in seven-pound plastic containers.
Crystal boba is a ready-to-eat sweet pearl that has a chewy gelatin-like texture. These are soaking in a sugar syrup so no preparation is required; simply scoop, rinse, then add to drinks like your limited edition Rose Boba Milk Tea love month drink.
Crystal boba is derived from the konjac plant, an edible corm that helps give these pearls their slight chewy bounce. Crystal boba is also 64% fewer calories per serving than tapioca pearls, making them the healthier alternative.
How can Rose Boba Milk Tea appeal to all customers?
A pink beverage may only appeal to women or those who like the color. So to make this special Valentine drink more inclusive, consider sprinkling white or yellow rose petals instead of pink or red.
As for the pearls, replace the pink rose popping pearls with white tapioca boba or the tiny tapioca boba to create fun textures.
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