With fall being just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to consider tea lattes. Tea lattes are the perfect combination of warm and cozy that is necessary for the fall, and they are easy to make from the comfort of your own home. Just like a regular latte, tea lattes are equal parts tea and steamed milk and can have other added flavors for your liking. We rounded up 4 of our favorite tea latte recipes that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Matcha is a popular form of green tea that has become a trend inspiring drinks, desserts, and more. It is high in antioxidants and has 10x the nutrients of regular green tea, which is why matcha lattes are the perfect drink to get your day going. Here is everything you need to make a perfect matcha latte. The recipe for this tasty drink is simple, but requires certain techniques to make it smooth.
- Matcha Powder
- Hot Water
- Honey, or another natural sweetener such as agave
- First, we recommend using a matcha whisk. Begin by sifting your matcha powder to avoid clumping. We want your latte to be as smooth and clump-free as possible to make it more enjoyable.
- Next, add the matcha to a cup or mug. Pour the hot water over the sifted matcha and whisk using your matcha whisk. The outcome should be a smooth dark green paste.
- After the paste is whisked to perfection, heat your milk of choice in a small saucepan and pour into the cup or mug. If you prefer and iced latter, use cold milk.
- Use your matcha whisk to thoroughly mix the milk and paste together. This should produce a light green color.
- Following this step, you can add honey or a natural sweetener such as agave for your liking. Add a sprinkle of the matcha powder on top for decoration.
Chai Tea Latte
Craving something spicy and don’t feel like spending the money on a chai tea latte from Starbucks? Make your own Chai Tea Latte at home with this easy recipe. Chai tea is a version of black tea that includes chai spices such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, black pepper, and cardamom. The infusion of spices and a touch of milk creates a perfect creamy combination perfect for a fall day.
- Loose Leaf Chai Tea
- Hot water
- Your milk of choice (non-fat, almond, etc.). The higher fat your milk is, the creamier texture you will achieve. Starbucks uses 2% milk for their lattes.
- Granulated sugar, brown sugar, or another artificial sweetener of your liking
- Cinnamon and nutmeg (for garnishing purposes)
- First you want to create a chai concentrate using the loose leaf tea and sugar. Brew this mixture and then remove from the heat and allow it to steep for 10 minutes.
- After the tea is done steeping, heat your milk of choice over medium-high heat until warm. Once the appropriate temperature is achieved, whisk the milk to create the froth.
- Pour the chai tea concentrate over the milk and stir to create your desired mixture. An optional last step is to add Cinnamon and nutmeg on top for garnishing purposes.
Lavender Tea Latte
The hint of floral notes in this tasty tea creates a soothing and sweet taste enjoyable by all. Lavender is an aromatic plant that is used as a popular essential oil, and scent for body products and home fragrances. It is also used to add a floral taste to any drink or dessert. The Lavender tea latte is surprisingly delicious and easy to create.
- Organic Culinary Lavender Flowers
- Earl Grey Tea
- Hot water
- Steep the lavender flowers and earl grey tea in hot water for 7-10 minutes.
- While the tea is steeping, heat the milk in a small saucepan.
- Strain the tea and stir in the agave. After fully stirring the mixture, add in the milk and continue to stir.
- Top off the drink with lavender as a pretty garnish and enjoy.
Honey Chamomile Tea Latte
Not only is this latte perfect if you are feeling sick, but it also is a nice way to hit refresh for your body. The combination of the calming effects of Chamomile and the warmth and sweetness create the ultimate mixture.
- Herbal Chamomile Tea
- Hot Water
- Ground Cinnamon
- Milk of your choosing, we recommend trying coconut milk for this recipe.
- Bring your water to a simmer and add the tea. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes while covered.
- Heat your milk in a separate container and whisk until frothy.
- Add the honey to the tea followed by the milk. Stir until the mixture is completely dissolved.
- Serve and enjoy.
No Barista skills are necessary to create these simple lattes. Not only can you try one of these 4 recipes, but you can also transform any of our loose leaf teas into a tea latte by adding milk and a sweetener.