This easy to make 3 ingredient black tea latte is rich, creamy, and flavorful! It’s sure to be a hit, and it couldn’t be simpler to make. It comes together in less than 5 minutes. Not to mention it tastes so good it might just take the place of your morning coffee!
“Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ll never forget the time I was first truly introduced to tea, of course growing up I had tea from time to especially when I was sick with a cold. But it wasn’t until 11 or 12 that finally realized what the big deal was with drinking tea.
Before it had just been a mildly favored warm beverage I drink every so often that honestly tasted more like hot water than anything else. I didn’t realize back then that there is an art to making tea. What kind you use as well as the brand matter a lot. The temperature of your water, and how long you let your tea brew, all mattered. And could transform this ‘cup of hot water into a cup of creamy, flavor-packed goodness!
To me, tea is a cozy drink, a home-like drink that has a way of just wrapping your up in the moment. It’s best drank while chatting with friends or on cozy winter evenings when you’re wrapped up in a blanket with a good book.
Tea lattes on the other hand I believe are good at any time, and should be drunk often. Seriously if you’ve never had a tea latte before you need to give them a try! You can likely pick one up from your local coffee shop or better yet make one at home!
This easy homemade black tea latte calls for only 3 ingredients and can be whipped up in about the same amount of time it takes for you to pour yourself a cup of coffee.
Tea lattes are also a great option if you are looking to cut down on your caffeine intake, or looking for something with less sugar. Or if you are just looking to switch up your morning routine a little!
Homemade tea Lattes
There are many different delicious tea lattes out there, the most familiar being London fog lattes. As well as, a chai tea latte and the many matcha green tea lattes that have been taking the internet by storm in the past couple of years.
This recipe I guess you would call a starter latte. One so simple to make you aren’t even really sure it counts as a latte, though as someone who spent a year working in a coffee house, I can assure you it does.
This is a great recipe to try if this is your first time making a tea latte. It uses few ingredients, all of which can be purchased locally and don’t cost an arm and a leg. You also don’t need any special equipment for this recipe, no milk frother, immersion blender, french press, or espresso machine here!
That being aside, this is really a recipe you can play around with. And make using whatever ingredients you have on hand.
here are a few submissions you can make.
The tea. I like to use just plain black tea for this recipe, and personally, I use the black tea bags, I get from my local grocery store, but you can really use any type of tea you like. You can also use loose leaf tea.
Honey has long by my sweetener of choice for tea lattes as well as many other drinks, and personally, I don’t think the sweetness and rich depth of flavor found in raw honey can be beaten. However, with that being said, you can use whatever sweetener you like. Maple syrup, brown sugar syrup, regular sugar, and simple syrup can all be used.
Heavy cream or whole milk, is usually what I use for all of my tea and coffee lattes, but you can use whatever you have on any of these great dairy-free options.
- almond milk
- oat milk
- coconut milk
- soy milk
- flax milk
You can also easily turn this recipe into an iced tea latte. To make this an iced latte, brew your tea, and allow it steep. Fill a second mug or tall glass( I love to use canning jars.) with ice cubes. Add your sweetener to the hot tea, then carefully pour the hot tea into a cup of ice, making sure you leave a little room for the heavy cream. Finish with a splash of cream and enjoy!
How to make the perfect black tea latte
- Brewed strong black tea. – I usually make mine in a regular-sized coffee mug. The size of your mug or the amount of tea. doesn’t really matter so long as the tea is strong and hot.
- Raw honey, or sweetener of choice
- heavy cream, or the milk of your choice
If you don’t have a tea top you can also heat your water in a small saucepan.
Place your tea bag in a mug, and heat your water till it comes to a full boil. (the water should be roughly 212 F.)
Pour the hot water over the tea, making sure you leave room in your mug for the heavy cream. Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes.
After the tea has steeped remove the tea bag and discard it. Add the honey and stir until it is completely dissolved. Finish with a splash of heavy cream and enjoy!
You can use black tea leaves. Or a different variety of black tea such as English breakfast tea, Scottish breakfast tea, or even earl grey tea.
Any type of sweetener will work well with this recipe, personally honey is my favorite sweetener to use with tea.
You can also use any type of milk you like.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and enjoy this perfect tea latte!
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The Perfect Black Tea Latte
- 8 oz brewed strong black tea
- 1/2-1 tbsp honey OR sweetener of choice
- a splash of heavy cream milk, half and half, or any dairy-free milk can also be used
- Place your tea bag in a mug, and heat your water till it comes to a full boil. (the water should be roughly 212 F.)
- Pour the hot water over the tea, making sure you leave room in your mug for the heavy cream. Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes.
- After the tea has steeped remove the tea bag and discard it. Add the honey and stir until it is completely dissolved. Finish with a splash of heavy cream and enjoy!