Whether you’re craving the spicy warmth of a chai tea latte or the subtly sweet and floral notes of a London Fog drink, this recipe will give you plenty of inspiration for making cozy tea lattes at home. No more schlepping to the coffee shop to get your fix. Milky, foamy, and sweet, with hints of vanilla and lavender – what else could you want from a drink?
Today, I’m here to share what I’ve learned and help you craft the best tea lattes. Whether you’re already a tea lover, or just want to try something new, these are a must try!
The possibilities for homemade tea lattes are truly endless, and it’s easy to swap decaf tea if you’re looking for a night-time soother. A decaf London Fog Tea Latte or an herbal Chamomile Latte is one of my favorite ways to wind down after a long day.
- London Fog Tea Latte: 3/4 cup brewed Earl Grey Tea + 2 teaspoons Lavender Syrup + 1/3 cup steamed and frothed milk.
- Chai Tea Latte: 2 Chai Tea Bags brewed in 3/4 cup water + 2 teaspoons honey + 1/3 cup steamed and frothed milk + sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. You can also substitute the tea bags and sweetener with 3/4 cup Chai Tea Concentrate.
- Vanilla Caramel Tea Latte: 3/4 cup brewed Vanilla Caramel Tea + 2 teaspoons Vanilla Simple Syrup + 1/3 cup steamed and frothed milk + sprinkle of demerara sugar on top.
- Chamomile Tea Latte: 1 chamomile tea bag steeped in 1 cup steamed milk + 2 teaspoons honey + sprinkle of cinnamon.
Rich, creamy and foamy, these Homemade Tea Lattes are the perfect way to begin or end your day. If you love lattes, be sure to try my Matcha Latte recipe too. More of a coffee person? You’ll love this easy Whipped Coffee.
Homemade Tea Lattes
- 10 minutes
- 1 Tea Latte
3/4 cup water
1-2 tea bags, or 1-2 teaspoons loose leaf tea
1/3 cup whole or 2% milk
1-2 teaspoons sweetener or simple syrup (optional)
- Bring the water to a boil. Pour the water over the tea and brew for the recommended brewing time.
- Meanwhile, steam the milk on the stove top or in the microwave. The milk is ready when tiny bubbles appear around the outer edge of the pan or when it is fragrant and steaming, but not boiling.
- Froth the milk using a milk frother, until tripled in size.
- Discard the tea bags and sweeten the tea to taste. Add the milk, holding back the froth. Spoon however much froth you desire over the tea and serve.