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The Calories in Boba Milk Tea

author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
The Calories in Boba Milk Tea
Boba milk tea has a few different nicknames. Photo Credit: bhofack2/iStock/GettyImages

Boba milk tea, also known as bubble tea or tapioca tea, often contains brewed black or green tea, large tapioca pears, milk and honey. This blended, sweet drink tends to contain high levels of fat and sugar, so be mindful when partaking in this treat if you are watching your weight, or keeping track of fat and sugar intake.

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A 16-ounce serving of boba milk tea contains between 279 and 317 calories, according to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate. When following a 2,000-calorie diet, this provides 14 to 16 percent of your daily calories. Any additional fruit juices or other flavorings increase the calories in this beverage.

Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat

Many of the calories in boba milk tea come from carbohydrates. MyPlate notes that a 16-ounce serving of boba milk tea contains 48 to 56 grams of carbohydrates — or about 40 percent of the 130 grams of this nutrient that the Institute of Medicine recommends consuming every day.

Of this carbohydrate content, 34 grams consists of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends that women consume 25 grams of sugar or less a day, and men consume 38 grams of sugar or less a day.

This serving size also provides two grams of protein, and two to 10 grams of fat.

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