Earl Grey Tea Latte 

I am a person that hates to be cold, but one benefit of the change in seasons is that colder weather means warm drinks! While I love a good hot chocolate, coffee, or mulled wine, I’m actually a big fan of tea as well. Making a tea latte on a chilly morning is a great way to enjoy the sweater weather and shake up your morning drink routine.

See our guide to making your own latte at home (without an espresso maker).Earl Grey Tea Latte, serves one

1 cup water
2 Earl Grey tea bags
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
cinnamon for garnish

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add in two tea bags and let steep for about 7 minutes. Pour tea concentrate into your mug and stir in your sugar and vanilla extract.To heat and froth your milk, use a heater and frother, a handheld milk frother (after you warm the milk in a saucepan first), or you can use the old “jar in the microwave” trick as well to get the same effect. However you get there, pour your warm milk into your tea and then spoon on the milk froth and finish with a dash of cinnamon. That’s my camel teapot named Bruce by the way (he also comes in gold now apparently)—it always makes me happy to pour tea out of his mouth! I love the taste of Earl Grey tea in the morning, but this really takes it to the next level with the steamed milk and the hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Glass coffee mugs are also a great choice for drinks like this so you can see the pretty foam layer on top. It’s the perfect drink to go with a donut or a scone as well since it’s not too sweet either. If you haven’t had a tea latte before, now’s the time to try it! I think that not only will you like it, but you’ll like it a latte. 😉 xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

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