Monday, April 6, 2015

English Breakfast Tea Latte

I love tea, and lately I’ve really started enjoying English Breakfast Tea. I also really like lattes, though sometimes they’re a little too strong for me. I’m just not much of a coffee drinker. I only like the coffee or espresso drinks made with lots of sugar and milk, and even then they can sometimes be just a little too strong or bitter. So I decided to experiment with making a tea latte at home.

I decided on English Breakfast Tea since it’s currently my favorite hot tea, and I already like it with milk added to it. I like my tea pretty sweet (just in case you missed that from the name of my blog), so you may want to reduce the sugar if you like your tea a little less sweet. I think it’s delicious exactly like this:

English Breakfast Tea Latte:

1 English Tea Bag

1 cup water

1/3 cup milk

2 and 1/4 tsp sugar

Put sugar in the bottom of a large mug. Pour water and tea bag into a small sauce pan; bring to a boil over High heat. Boil for 90 seconds. Pour tea, with the bag, into the mug (over the sugar), cover and allow to steep for 1 - 4 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea (I steep mine for four minutes). Meanwhile, pour milk in sauce pan over Medium heat; whisk the milk just until it begins to boil. Remove tea bag from mug and pour in milk. Stir well.



  1. This does sound good. I am more of a coffee drinker, LOL, but do like the occasional cup of tea decaffeinated in the evenings :)


  2. By the photo I initially thought it was a coffee with thatfroth on the surface. First time I've seen tea with froth?

    I gave up social tea drinking over 20 years ago mainly because of justthat - I was only drinking it as a social habit. One day I put the cup to my mouth and the aroma of the tea was, for some reason, foul to me. That day I stopped.

    I do, however, partake of the herbal teas once in a while - no sugar or milk involved. Need to see a pic of Emma :)

  3. Wonderful!!! I will try this at home this weekend :D
    There is an Indian version - It is called Masala Chai and here goes the simple recipe:
    1. Boil 2 cups of milk
    2. In the boiling milk, either add 2 table spoons of strong tea dust/ steep 3-4 bags of tea
    3. Add a cinnamon stick (any kind) and 2 cardamom pods
    4. Grate some young ginger onto the milk (just a little)
    5. Mix and let all of this come to a boil
    6. Filter the tea and serve/drink when it is hot

    To compliment it, you can try an Indian snack called Samosa.
    (I am not sure how to send the recipes to you, please help!):)

  4. I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing :D

  5. Hi Danielle - I've never thought of having TeaLatte ... but you're setting a trend here ... sounds interesting ... I like the idea of Rohini's too ... cheers Hilary

  6. I've seen something like this but have yet to try it myself. It sounds good!

  7. I love chai tea lattes. My sister LOVES tea with milk. English Breakfast is one of the best. :D

  8. Wow, you must really love your lattes to give them so much love. Me, I'm a tad lazy, so I bought one of those milk foamers - it's been a real treasure. :)

    I'm a coffee gal - though as of late, due to my late hours (A to Zing) I have hauled out my teapot and I'm downing green tea like there's no tomorrow.

    I like a chai latte and hadn't thought of making one at home, so, thanks to your great post I'm going to give it a try.

    I've added myself as a Follower, I'll be back to see what's next.

    Jenny, Pearson Report
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador

  9. This is how my mother in law used to drink it. I prefer to drink mine plain, but only when I feel Iike I'm coming down with something.

    Nice to meet you, Danielle! I'm adding you to my blog reader. :)

  10. Oh this sounds delicious and I appreciate the instructions. Raining in GA this afternoon and a cup of this would be perfect!

  11. Sounds delicious! Great idea! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @

  12. I drink my tea and coffee with milk and sugar I'm such a baby. English Breakfast tea is the ONLY one I like.

  13. I'll stick to my black, unsweetened coffee thanks.

  14. Lovely to read your recipe for tea latte. One can also do it the microwave way by heating milk and sugar[ even the tea bag] in a mug for about 10 seconds. Take mug out pour in boiling water from kettle and let the tea bag remain until desired strength is achieved.This is the lazy way. Obviously doesn't taste as good as the real method in a saucepan but still works. Loved the chai latte recipe too.Good luck with the rest of A-Z. Regards..

  15. I used to like hot tea sweet (but only drink unsweetened ice tea), but lately I make it without sugar. Or milk, for that matter.

  16. I just tried this, pretty good. I am sorry to say I had to add double sugar and milk! I think steeping it that way made it super strong! Will try again!!


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