With the weather turning cooler, we’ve seen more customers turning to hot tea rather than cold brew. In September, we launched our Special-Tea Latte menu in our tea shop in downtown Kirkland, and the lattes have been very popular ever since.
After much taste testing, we’ve come up with the following recipe for 12 oz tea lattes.
- Steep 1 rounded tsp of loose leaf tea in 8 oz of water
- Add sweetener to taste (honey, simple syrup, or sugar)
- Add 4 oz of steamed milk (2% cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk). If you don’t have a steamer, you can use an electric hand-held frother to add texture to the milk after heating it on the stove or in the microwave.
- Stir together and enjoy!
Feel free to experiment with flavored syrups and different types of milk with the different types of tea. Some of our favorites are London Fog (Earl Grey tea with vanilla syrup and 2% milk) and Chai latte (Masala Chai or Rooibos Chai with honey and almond vanilla milk).