Foamy Fabulousness! How To Make a Simple Tea Latte
Learn how to quickly make and customize a delicious tea latte in just a few minutes. It’s the perfect deep breathe moment during the day or in the evening.
We all need simple ways to bring self-care into our lives that is not overwhelming and hard, which completely defeats the purpose of self-care, lol.
One of the best ways to do this is to grab a hot cup of tea and relax. The best part its also a great way to enjoy time with your friends and family – especially because you can customize with each person’s favorite tea.
These simple five-minute lattes are an amazing deep-breath movement. Heather and I love making one of these before watching a movie, reading a book, or just going and sitting outside for a moment, especially on the weekend.
Step 1: Select Your Tea
Some of the most popular ones are: black tea, green tea, oolong, white tea, red tea, chia, honeybush), Yerba Mate and rooibos (which if we are getting technical the last two are not considered teas, but that just makes life hard : )
Every tea tastes best when you take into consideration how long they should be steeped for optimal taste without bitterness. Many people over steep tea which is why they do not like tea. After you have had a well made cup, I promise you will make a place in your heart for tea and its many benefits.
Step 2: Steep Your Tea
Now that you have selected your tea, use the below chart to seep for the best flavor. If you have a kettle where you can set the temperature use the recommended chart below to set your temperature (or use the specifications on your tea box). If you are using a kettle or pot, use the recommended chart for the type of tea you are using to visually get an idea of how hot your water should be.
The below chart has ranges. Feel free to play around with how long you steep for your favorite tea and the taste you best enjoy based on steeping length.
Steep your tea in 1/4 water to make it extra strong for the latte flavor.
Tea STeeping Chart
Step 3: Choose Your Milk
The most important step to take your tea to the next level! You can use any milk you like: Almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, rice milk, hazelnut milk, flax milk, organic A2 pasture-raised whole milk – you get the idea, whatever quality milk works for you and your individual health goals and body.
Use 3/4 cup milk at the most or use longer steep times and a little more water for your tea above if you want to use more milk.
Step 4: Make It Frothy
This step is optional, but it only takes one minute and changes the entire latte experience in my opinion! I absolutely love the Aerolatte for making milks creamy and foamy! I love it so much, I even made a video on how to use it here. The best part its very affordable! However, if kitchen gadgets are not your thing, just using a simple whisk can make any milk more creamy and foamy. Just whisk your warm milk vigorously for a minute or until you are happy with the amount of foam and texture. You can also froth milk in a french press. Just pour in the milk and quickly press the plunger up and down. It works really well!
Step 5: Add Sweetness, If Desired
I always tell people, in order for a healthy ritual to stick, it MUST taste good. So if adding a healthy small amount of sweetness to your drink makes this happen, than do it! My favorites include raw honey, green leaf stevia, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar, or molasses. Ideally stick to no more than 2 tsp of added sugar or stevia to taste.
Step 6: Combine and Enjoy
The best part! Swirl it all to together, take a deep breath and enjoy!
Simple Basic Recipe
Needed Equipment: Mug, pan, and your choice of whisk, french press, or aerolatte to foam milk.
1/4 cup heated water
1 tea bag of choice
3/4 cup milk of choice
Optional: 1-2 tsp Sweetener of choice
Instructions: Heat water according to recommended heat from chart above. Once warm, pour water into your favorite mug and add tea bag and allow to steep - I usually recommend steeping to maximum time recommended for extra flavor. While the tea bag is steeping, pour the milk into pan and heat until gently warm. Once warm, whisk or use the aerolatte to make foamy and creamy. Remove the tea bag and stir in your sweetener of choice and heated milk into mug with the tea. Gentle mix together with a spoon and enjoy!
What’s your favorite tea? Do you make tea lattes? Let us know in the comments below!