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Vanilla tea latte

Vanilla Tea Latte for Two

This recipe makes two 12-ounce tea lattes. You'll get an aromatic black tea latte--Assam, Earl Grey and Chai are my favorites--flavored with vanilla and sweetened with honey. The choice of milk is all up to you, and I switch from organic 2% to macadamia nut milk to oat. Adjust the sweetener, or omit it, to suit your own taste.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword tea latte
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Lynne Curry


  • 3 teaspoons loose leaf black tea, such as Assam, Earl Grey or Chai
  • 8 ounces milk, such as whole, 2% or any plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey local or organic


  1. Bring a tea pot of water to a boil and add the loose tea to the infuser in a tea pot. Just before the water comes to a boil, pour 12 ounces of the water over the tea leaves and steep for 4 minutes to make a strongly brewed tea that isn't bitter.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk in the microwave or on the stove top until steaming hot. Stir in the vanilla and honey. Transfer the milk to a container twice the volume of the milk and froth until as foamy. You'll get better with practice.

  3. Divide the tea between two 12-ounce tea cups or mugs. Add the milk to taste and spoon the foam on top.