How to Make a Tea Latte: Quick & Easy

If you are a tea addict, like me, you will probably want to experiment and try every tea variation that’s out there to explore what it tastes like and what you are most addicted to. The great thing about tea lattes is that it’s fairly simple to prepare at home, and it can even beat the one that your favorite coffee shop offers, at half the price, with your slippers on, no driving through traffic jams, and waiting in the line.

how to make a tea latte

What is This Drink Made of

A tea latte is one of the many variations of latte where you replace the espresso shot with tea, it’s typically matcha green tea or strongly brewed tea, added to that steamed milk and frothed milk and your tea latte is ready.

Can you make any tea into a latte?

Yes, any kind of tea can be used to prepare the drink so you can pick your favorite tea and make a latte out of it.

How it’s different from milk tea?

In milk tea, you use regular milk combined with strongly brewed black tea, in this drink you use steamed milk and frothed milk, not just regular milk.

Is milk tea a latte?

It can be considered that milk tea is indeed a latte or actually that latte is a special style of milk tea.

What is a bubble tea latte?

It’s a combination of black tea, milk, ice, and chewy tapioca pearls all mixed together and served with the famously fat straw to accommodate the marbles of tapioca that cluster at the bottom of the cup.

Is a latte a tea or coffee?

Originally, a latte is made with an espresso shot, steamed milk, and frothed milk. But a variation of it uses tea instead of espresso. So it can be both tea and coffee.

How to Make It

The ingredients you’re going to use are tea, milk, and a sweetener. It can be served hot or cold as you prefer, though the more popular version is the cold version.

You can use any tea you prefer, one of the most popular versions of this drink is chai latte, a westernized version of the Indian masala chai.

You can use any type of milk you prefer, whole milk gives the best results in terms of taste and nonfat milk is the healthier version if you are looking to maintain your diet.

For the sweeteners, you can add sugar if you like and you can even add flavors such as vanilla, caramel, and chocolate to customize your drink so it fits your taste.

After you’ve decided what to include in your drink, which tea, what type of milk, whether you’re going to add sweeteners or not, then you will need to follow these instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, simmer 3 tablespoons of milk and 5 ounces of water until warm.
  2. Steep your tea in that liquid for the appropriate amount of time indicated for your tea. Typically 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add sweeteners to the mix.
  4. Serve it warm, or chill for a few minutes before serving it in an ice-filled cup.

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