There are tea lattes that are very sweet. They are similar…
…to coffee-based lattes, in that they are made by adding steamed, frothed milk and sweetener to a tea base. Tea lattes are popular and include many versions including matcha, chai, London fog, and more. They are a great drink for fall days and can be ordered from a coffee shop or homemade in your own kitchen.
It can seem intimidating to make a latte at home, but they are very easy to make. Good tea, milk, and a sweetened beverage are all you need. If you master a few easy steps, you will be able to whip up delicious tea lattes on demand whenever you please. Tea lattes are simple at their core, but they are fun to experiment with and you can find different variations until you find your favorite.
How to Make a Hot Tea Latte
It’s shockingly simple to make a tea latte that tastes as excellent as the one from your favorite coffee shop!
What You’ll Need
To make a tea latte at home, you will need some ingredients.
- Your choice of tea (popular options include Matcha, Masala Chai, Earl Grey Lavender, and Apricot Brandy)
- You may use full milk for a richer latte, or nondairy milk such as oat milk or almond milk if you prefer!
- Brown sugar, maple syrup, sugar, honey, and others can be used as a type of Sweetener.
Brew Your Tea
When preparing a tea latte, the first step is to brew your tea base. This varies based on the type of tea, but for black tea, we recommend using one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves for every six ounces of water, heating the water to boiling, and infusing your tea for four to five minutes. Tea infusers are an excellent way to make tea. Make sure there’s enough space at the top of your cup for the milk!
Sweeten Your Tea
The next step is to sweeten your tea with your preferred sweetener. Regular sugar, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, or anything else you have on hand can be used.
Heat Your Milk
You may use this to heat up your milk if you have a specialist milk frother or espresso machine. Alternatively, you may heat milk on the stove or in the microwave for around 45 seconds. You want your milk to be warm but not hot! Use approximately a third of a cup of milk for a standard-sized latte. You may use any sort of milk, but whole milk produces the best foam.
Froth Your Milk
The most difficult aspect of making a tea latte at home is probably frothing the milk. Fortunately, you don’t need any special equipment to froth milk, and you probably already have some of these items in your kitchen! There are several methods for frothing milk:
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- Making use of a milk frother. This one is self-explanatory: a milk frother will quickly heat and froth your milk!
- Making froth using a frothing wand. Frothing wands are another simple alternative, and they are frequently included as an accessory with immersion blenders. Simply heat your milk and froth it until it is frothy and foamy.
- Making use of a whisk. If you don’t have a milk frother or frothing wand, you may froth your milk with a hand whisk or an electric whisk. Heat your milk on the stovetop or in the microwave until it’s nice and frothy, then whisk it until it’s lovely and frothy.
- In a container, shake the ingredients. If you don’t have any of the aforementioned tools, you may froth your milk in a mason jar. Fill a jar halfway with steaming milk, screw on the lid, and shake briskly.
Prepare Your Latte
Pour the frothed milk into your teacup or mug and spoon the foam on top to make your latte. You may add cinnamon, rose petals, or other decorations to your latte. Then relax and enjoy!