The Easy 3 Ingredient At-Home Tea Latte Recipe
I had my first tea latte about a month ago at Starbucks and have been hooked ever since. While I’ve enjoyed my chai lattes for years (basically the same thing), I had a strong urge to try something new. I wasn’t in the mood for a high dose of caffeine but wanted a warm drink to sip on in the middle of winter.
Therefore, I tried the London fog tea latte that they sell at Starbucks. I wanted something, for lack of a better term, boring. I wasn’t looking for a super sweet drink or a strong caffeine dose. However, I was absolutely surprised once the first sip hit my lips.
It was sweet without being overbearing, comforting, and absolutely delicious! I guiltily drank my tea latte way too fast and then immediately craved another.
This was when I went into a deep hole on the internet.
I wanted to know just how to make these tea lattes so that I could replicate it at home. While buying a drink is great on occasion, I’m always an advocate for saving money by making drinks at home. However, if it’s too many steps, I usually shy away from the recipe.
What I found about tea lattes is, while it sounds like it might be a lot of work, it’s actually easier than some of those coffee drinks we make at home. In fact, it’s probably one of the easiest drinks I make in my house, aside from water in a cup, of course.
So, after a few different variations, I came up with a tea latte I absolutely fell in love with. After a sip, my fiance was obsessed as well. Now I make him a tea latte almost every day for him to enjoy after work.
It’s that perfect ‘hug in a mug’ that we all didn’t realize we needed in our life.
The best thing about this recipe? It can be changed to whatever you like or have around the house. I use a dairy-free version, but you can use whatever milk, tea, and sugars you’d like to make this the perfect tea latte for you and your needs.
How to Make an At-Home Tea Latte
This might be the easiest recipe you’ll ever find on the internet. For this, you’ll need something to heat your water and milk in (a kettle, microwave, stovetop, etc.), a mug, and a spoon. Seriously, it’s that easy. For me, I used an electric kettle to heat up my water and, while that was going, microwaved a mug of milk.
However, do whatever you like! Again, this tea latte recipe is open to interpretation.
First, you’ll start by heating up your water and milk in whatever method you prefer. While this is going, I put two tea bags in the mug I’ll be using. I usually use a cup of milk and about 2-4 tablespoons of water.
With the amount of liquid, I would suggest using a 16-20 ounce mug, but you can always make a smaller cup if you don’t want that much.
Once the water is at boiling temperature, I’ll pour it into the coffee mug. Again, I usually do about 2-4 tablespoons. The point is to make your tea strong without all the water (like an espresso shot). When it comes to tea, I use two black tea packets, but you can mix and match whatever you like.
This at-home tea latte recipe is created for whatever tea you like. You also don’t have to use teabags. I’ve been using them because we had a large box of them lying around our house, but an open leaf tea works just as well.
Make sure to let your tea steep for about 2-5 minutes. You can also look at the directions on your tea to see if there is a specific timespan for that particular blend.
Once your tea is steeped correctly, pour in your sweetener and milk, stirring until thoroughly blended. I use a tablespoon of lavender syrup that gives it a sweet floral taste that I’m obsessed with! However, you can use honey, vanilla extract, stevia, or any other form of sweetener.
Don’t want the sweet taste? No worries! Add in the milk and enjoy it!
If you are looking for a mild sweetness without the added sugar, you can always use oat milk. This is what I use for my tea lattes, and I find it makes my drink creamier and gives it that ‘barely there’ sweetness we sometimes are looking for.
That’s it! With only three ingredients and just a couple minutes of your time, you too can have a delicious tea latte from the comfort of your home. No more waiting in line and spending a ridiculous amount of money.
Let me know in the comments below or on my contact page how you enjoyed this drink. Did you change anything up? Also, what are some of your favorite comforting drinks? I’d love to hear some of your thoughts and try out new recipes to share for everyone!!
Easy At-Home Tea Latte Recipe
- Kettle, microwave, or stovetop
- 1 cup Oat Milk Any dairy drink will work
- 2 tea bags black tea
- 1 tbsp lavender syrup I used Torani Lavender Syrup
- 3 tbsp hot water
- WIth whatever device you have, heat 3-4 tablespoons of water to boiling. While that goes, heat up 1 cup of oat milk (or milk of your choosing) in a microwave or other device.
- Once water is at boiling temp, pour into a mug with 2 teabags of your favorite black tea. You can also use a loose-leaf of choice. Let steep for 4-5 minutes.
- Once the tea has steeped, pour in 1 tablespoon of lavender syrup and 1 cup of warm milk. Stir and enjoy!
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