Earl Grey Tea Latte

This fall/winter, the go-to drink in our house has become the Earl Grey Tea Latte.  With blustering winds, silent continuous snow, and freezing temps, what better way to warm up than with a mug of this deliciousness?  I must confess that it has become a daily habit with me!

Here’s what you need:

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L to R: Something to warm milk in, a giant mug, vanilla syrup, loose leaf Earl Grey Tea, frother

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Brew a STRONG half mug of Earl Grey Tea (which is a mild tea to begin with). I use loose leaf tea, which definitely gives it a much better flavor, but I have used tea bags before.

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Sweeten the brewed tea with vanilla syrup to taste. This step is quite important.  I’ve tried sweetening the tea with just sugar, but it wasn’t nearly as good. I made my own syrup with vanilla beans using this recipe: http://cookiemonstercooking.com/2012/06/06/homemade-vanilla-syrup/

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Warm up about half a cup of milk in the microwave (or on the stove top). I use whole milk which is what we drink. I’ve heard that less fattening milk froths better, but I don’t have a problem with the whole milk, and I love the taste.

After the milk is heated, use your frother (or a whisk) to double the milk in volume!

After the milk is heated, use your frother (or a whisk) to double or triple the milk in volume.

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Stir the frothed milk into the tea, and mix it well. The frothed milk will pick up the flavor of the vanilla syrup the more you mix it in. Add a dash of cinnamon to the top and you’re good to go! Of course, a white chocolate craisin oatmeal cookie is always a great accompaniment, although the tea is filling on its own. ENJOY!

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Not sure what this picture has to do with an Earl Grey Tea Latte, but just looking at it makes me want to yawn, curl up under a blanket, read a good book, and well….sip a latte!

 

 

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6 Responses to Earl Grey Tea Latte

  1. Irene says:

    Mhmmm… looks so deliciuos Ange! I think I must by some vanilla syrup now and make it for me and Ma! Also, Bubs looks so cute in that picture! The picture inspires those same thoughts in me too!

    • You should try and make the vanilla syrup!!! 🙂 It’s not hard at all, if you can get the vanilla beans. I bought them off Amazon but they might sell them at Fortinos in the gourmet section. So delicious!!!! And if you get a package of the vanilla beans, they don’t go bad and so you can keep making more syrup as the months go by. 🙂

  2. mmmm! we’ve been making pumpkun spice lattes but now I will have to try this. Need to drink more tea / less coffee and I love Earl Grey….time to buy some vanilla 🙂

  3. Joanne says:

    sounds delish!!! I’ve become a tea drinker at night, and this is a good way to just stick to tea and not have a snack with the tea.

  4. coletrain77 says:

    Looks good, Ange. Considering I almost made the switch to instant coffee, I better not make anything too time consuming! But I love Earl Grey tea and should make it more often. Keep blogging, Ange!

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