How to Make a Tea Latte

by | Apr 3, 2020 | Beverages

Learn how to make an herbal tea latte with just a few simple steps using your choice of milk and your favourite herbal tea. Get creative with this one — the options are endless!

Not too long ago I discovered the world of tea lattes. I mean, I’d been ordering matcha lattes from coffee shops for a long time, but I learned the proper term for them back in January when I decided to go caffeine-free for a month. I was at a local cafe with Sean and tried awkwardly to explain the almond-milk-latte-with-a-teabag-in-it-instead-of-matcha I wanted. Suffice to say, I learned then and there that it was a tea latte I was after.

Tea lattes though are just that–a regular ol’ latte but with a teabag thrown in. I love them because the world is your oyster when it comes to making them. You can play around with your favourite milks (I usually use almond or coconut), but the best part, you can use any herbal tea you like.

My personal favourites herbal teas that work well as lattes are:

  • peppermint: great for soothing digestion and bloating; has a very festive flavour
  • chai: cozy & warming; I especially love blends with cardamom
  • green tea: energizing and rich in antioxidants. Of course I love traditional matcha green tea lattes too, but I’ll save my how-to for that later!

How to Make a Tea Latte

All you need to make a tea latte is milk, a teabag, sweetener if desired, and I recommend using an electric milk frother. I got myself one last year and I love it. You could use a whisk instead, but the frother really makes the latte nice and foamy.

I usually use Almond Breeze or Silk for my non-dairy milk of choice. I really love Earth’s Own almond milk, but I don’t find it froths up as well as the others. I haven’t tried making this with homemade almond milk yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to update this post to share how well it works.

To make a tea latte:

  1. Heat a mugful of milk in a pot and bring to a soft boil.
  2. Stir in sweetener if desired, such as honey or maple syrup
  3. Once boiling, begin frothing with your frother for about 10-20 seconds. I use the low setting (mine has 3 speeds). Tilt the frother at a 45 degree angle. I usually keep the base mostly, but not entirely, submerged in the milk to allow air in.
  4. Once it’s sufficiently frothed, add your teabag to your mug and pour your frothed milk in. Let steep for a few minutes, and enjoy!

Tea Latte

How to make a delicious and cozy herbal tea latte.

Course Drinks
Keyword beverage, latte, tea
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Meghan Livingstone

Ingredients

  • 1 mugful your choice of milk
  • 1 teabag of choice
  • 1 tsp honey, maple syrup, or other sweetener (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat a mugful of milk in a pot and bring to a soft boil. Stir in sweetener if desired, such as honey or maple syrup.

  2. Once boiling, begin frothing with your frother for about 10-20 seconds. I use the low setting (mine has 3 speeds). Tilt the frother at a 45 degree angle. I usually keep the base mostly, but not entirely, submerged in the milk to allow air in.

  3. Once it's sufficiently frothed, add your teabag to your mug and pour your frothed milk in. Let steep for a few minutes, and enjoy!

Have you made a tea latte before? What’s your favourite herbal tea to use?

by Meghan Livingstone

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for simple living, digestive wellness, and all things healthy and natural. I’m here to inspire you to create a life you love living.

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