Caffeine in Drinks

Taiwanese Milk Tea

  • Caffeine Amount
    151 mg
  • Caffeine strength
  • Calories
  • Serving size
    Taiwanese Milk Tea
    16 fl oz cup

Taiwanese style milk tea or bubble tea is a popular beverage served in cafes and restaurants in Taiwan, elsewhere in Asia, and even places in the west.

Bubble tea is usually a blend of tea, fruit, condensed milk, and chewy tapioca balls.

There are many variations of Taiwanese milk tea and there are even shops that specialize in all kinds of flavor combinations.

In 2013 the Hong Kong government conducted a caffeine content study and found that Taiwanese milk tea contains a high amount of caffeine for a tea based drink.

Of the 10 samples they tested, bubble tea ranged from 250-490 mg of caffeine per liter, with the average being 320 mg per liter.

Based on a 16 fl oz serving this works out to about 151 mg of caffeine. The drink is also relatively high in sugar.

Bubble tea isn't recommended for children or pregnant or nursing women.

Ingredients in Taiwanese Milk Tea

Tapioca, Milk/creamer, Brewed Tea, Sugar, Water

Includes 38 grams of sugar (per 16 ounces) for a total of 299 calories.

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Is Taiwanese Milk Tea high in caffeine?

Taiwanese Milk Tea contains 9.44 mg of caffeine per fl oz (31.91 mg per 100 ml). A 16 fl oz cup has a total of 151 mg of caffeine.

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