How to Make a Tea Latte
Tea lattes are a go-to for many tea lovers, as it can add a mild sweetness of milk or cream to compliment a tea. Luckily, you don’t have to wander far to indulge, as you can make a tea latte from the comfort of your own home.
- Your favorite tea of choice
- 1/4 cup Milk or Cream
- Optional syrup (like simple syrup, honey, agave nectar, etc.)
- Optional cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, etc., to add flavor
- Optional tubular pasta straw or metal straw to stir the drink
- Brew the Tea: Start off by brewing your favorite tea; you can brew it hot, iced, or blended (or blended iced). If making it hot, steep a tea bag or desired teaspoon of loose-leaf tea in six ounces of fresh, hot water for about two to three minutes. If making it iced, steep the same amount of tea in twice the amount of hot water for about two to three minutes and then cool it down.
- Froth the Milk: This step is optional, but it can add a nice layer of creaminess and fluffiness to the tea latte. Pour milk (or cream) in a Mason jar and shake it vigorously for about 10 to 20 seconds. The milk will start to thicken, so be sure to occasionally stop shaking to gauge the density of the milk.
- Add Optional Sweeteners: If desired, add sweetening agents like honey, syrup, or agave nectar. The syrup will add sweetness and flavoring to the milk, so use as much or as little as you want depending on preference.
- Assemble the Latte: Pour the tea into your desired cup and pour in the frothed milk and sweetener. Once combined, top the tea with optional spices and stir with a straw.
And that’s it! You’ve just created a warm and delightful tea latte perfect for any occasion. Enjoy experimenting with different spices, milks, and teas to find the perfect combination for your tea latte. Cheers!