Guest post by Lu Ann Pannunzio of The Cup of Life
June is National Iced Tea Month which means it’s time to get creative with the leaf. Normally, I prefer to enjoy my tea hot but there are definitely days where I can use a nice refreshing glass of iced tea and I’m not talking about the sugary commercial stuff. I’m talking about iced tea using real, beautiful and flavorful tea leaves. Trust me, once you try making your own, you’ll have a difficult time ever going back to store bought iced tea.
In this recipe, you’ll find how simple and quick it is to make your own delicious iced tea at home and we’re taking it up a notch by making it an iced latte! We’re using an earl grey tea here. Earl Grey is probably one of the more popular flavored teas out there. I used to actually think it tasted a lot like fruit loops when I was younger and made it a breakfast tea for myself since then. Traditionally, it is a black tea blended with oil of bergamot. However, you can find tea companies offering earl grey using different tea types and additional ingredients.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can use any tea you wish really. I do recommend trying it with earl grey first though because it really is a lovely treat. But, don’t be afraid to use another tea in its place afterwards if you really have a favorite tea you’re interested in making into an iced latte.
- 2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea (or two tea bags)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sweetener of your choice (ie. honey or maple syrup)
- 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk, but you can use whichever you prefer)
- Heat your water and pour it over your tea leaves to steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove your tea leaves and stir in your sweetener until well melted. If you want to make it an Iced Lavender Earl Grey Latte, I recommend sweetening it with A Sip of Bliss’ Lavender Honey.
- Pour your freshly steeped and now sweetened tea into a glass filled with ice and top with your milk.
- Sip & Enjoy!
About the Guest Writer: Lu Ann Pannunzio is a tea enthusiast and writer based in Ontario, Canada. When not drinking tea, Lu Ann finds other ways to incorporate the beverage into her life. On a mission to show the world just how versatile and inspirational the beverage of tea truly is she shares her steeps, tea infused recipes and crafts on her blog, The Cup of Life
Ed Troxell Creative6/10/16 at 6:02 pm
Sounds good! I’ll have to try it! Thanks!Reply
Jen6/10/16 at 8:29 pm
I hope you like it!
Rachel Lankford6/10/16 at 6:33 pm
Yum!! I am so going to have to try this!?Reply
Jen6/10/16 at 8:28 pm
I hope you do :)
Lu Ann @ The Cup of Life6/11/16 at 3:08 pm
Thanks so much for letting me share one of my favourite iced steeps for the Summer, Jen!Reply
Jen6/13/16 at 12:15 pm
Thank you for the awesome recipe Lu Ann!
Melinda6/17/16 at 10:14 am
This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try! :)Reply
Jen6/20/16 at 11:52 am
Let me know how you like it :)
Anthony4/24/17 at 1:33 pm
Sounds awesome definitely will try this!Reply
Is there a way I could make a whole batch ahead of time? For example, make a pitcher of the tea iced and then just add milk whenever I am ready to drink it?
Jen6/11/17 at 12:04 pm
I definitely think that would work! It would probably be best to add the sweetener while the tea is still hot so it melts, but you could keep that base in a pitcher in the fridge and just add milk when you pour a glass :)