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Tea Latte recipe

Any type of tea can be used with this general tea latte recipe to create a delicious hot or cold tea drink you'll love. The amounts can be increased keeping the proportions the same for more servings.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Keyword tea latte
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 50kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Tea (choose one)

  • 2 teaspoons fine texture loose tea most black or green teas
  • 2 tablespoons coarse texture loose tea example: chamomile flowers
  • 2 tea bags

Other ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • sweetener as desired

Instructions

  • Select either 2 teaspoons loose tea (fine texture) OR 2 tablespoons loose tea (coarse texture) OR 2 tea bags.
  • Heat the water and steep the tea to manufacturers suggested time.

Hot Tea Latte

  • Heat the milk. Froth the milk via one of the method in the NOTES.
  • Spoon into the glass or mug on top of the prepared tea.

Iced Tea Latte

  • Chill the prepared tea. Once cold add to a glass with ice. Add sweetener if desired and pour in the milk.

Notes

Nutritional information only a guide. Will depend on ingredients being used.
Basics
  • Use only ONE of the three tea options.
  • Follow the tea makers guide for steeping the tea being used (for length of time and water temperature).
  • Do not steep tea longer than recommended. It can become bitter.
  • Heat the milk and froth it for hot tea latte.
  • Chill the milk for iced tea latte.
Ingredient Notes
Tea
Any type of tea can be used. Loose tea or tea bags can be used.
Coarser tea (like chamomile flowers) will require more than finely ground tea.
Milk
Any type of milk may be used, dairy or plant milk.
If frothing the milk whole dairy milk will froth best due to the higher fat content.
Sweeteners
Sugar, simple syrup, maple syrup, honey or agave syrup can be used. Sweeten to taste.
Flavorings
Extracts, spices or flavored simple syrups can be added as desired.
Options for Frothing Milk (hot tea latte)
  • Milk Frother
  • A steamer on a home espresso machine. I
  • French Press. Pump the plunger a few times to get the milk to froth.
  • Whisk
  • A jar. Put the hot milk in a jar, add the lid and shake it vigorously. 
  • An immersion blender (stick blender)

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg