4 Tea Latte Recipes You Need to Try this Fall
The milky richness of a tea latte is a comforting treat for fall.
The classic Earl Grey-based London Fog tea latte comes to mind, and also the seasonal Pumpkin Spice lattes. Love a chai tea latte? There are also matcha green tea lattes of course, but you can also make delicious yerba mate lattes, rooibos lattes, and black tea lattes.
The seasonal shift always brings different cravings. One of the best things about DIY is you can customize any way you like. A tea latte will be foamy and fragrant, filled with any flavor you choose.
Tea lattes are warm and comforting. By definition, lattes include milk. Use your favorite milk; nutmilks are a popular alternative to dairy. Choose your own sweetener; raw sugar, honey, agave. You can also use syrups — caramel, vanilla, berry — to accent the flavor of your tea latte.
Our stainless steel tea basket makes all of these tea lattes simple to make. Try these smooth, warming tea latte recipes…
Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte
This simple recipe can work for any tea or tisane:
2 tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice Chai
¼ cup hot water to steep
¾ cup milk
While the tea is steeping, simmer the milk. Use a milk frother for about 15 seconds, until the milk doubles in size and is super foamy. Decant the tea into a mug, pour in the frothy milk and stir. If you don’t have a frother, you can also use a whisk.
Organic Matcha Mint Green Tea Latte
1 tablespoon Organic Matcha
1 cup of your favorite milk, heated to a simmer
4 large mint leaves, reserve one for garnish
Frothed milk, for topping
Add matcha to the heated milk and stir. Place mint leaves in your latte cup. Use the back of a spoon to crush the mint leaves a bit to release the flavor. Pour the heated matcha and milk over the mint leaves and stir. Remove the mint leaves and top with frothed milk. Garnish with extra mint leaf.
Caramel Cream Yerba Mate Latte
2 tablespoons Caramel Cream Yerba Mate
1 cup water
3 tablespoons of your favorite milk
Simmer water and milk. Add Caramel Cream Yerba Mate and steep for 5-6 minutes. Strain into a mug and add sweetener to taste. Use a frother or a small whisk to give it some air to create that frothy texture.
London Fog Tea Latte
2 tablespoons Premium Earl Grey
¾ cup boiling water
¼ cup hot milk
Optional: sweetener of your choice or vanilla syrup
Steep tea for 5 minutes. While the tea is steeping, heat the milk in a pan until steaming. Add a teaspoon of vanilla syrup and/or sweeten the tea with sugar or honey. Use a milk frother for about 15 seconds, until the milk doubles in size and is super foamy. Pour the frothy milk over the hot tea and stir. Learn about the history of this classic black tea, Earl Grey.
Here are a few more perfect-for-the-season teas to try in your tea lattes…
Cinnamon Roll Black Tea
Like the spicy heat of cinnamon? Ceylon black tea, spicy cinnamon and distinct creamy notes create a “dessert in a cup” effect in this blend. Aromatic cinnamon and the honeyed flavors of Ceylon tea combine with velvety-smoothness.
Roasted Almond Black Tea
Crave deep-flavored nuttiness? Black tea leaves are warmed up with spicy cinnamon bits and tropical coconut. Red safflower petals lend a festive feel to the blend, while sea salt adds depth and richness to the flavor of the brew. Each sip of the creamy, caramel-colored infusion fills you with almond notes and ends with a tingly aftertaste of cinnamon.
Apple Ginger Green Tea
Want zesty, perfect-for-early-fall flavors? This warming, ginger-spiked blend evokes the wintery taste of apple cider, minus that cloying sweetness of sweetened fruit juice. Ginger and sweet apple pieces give it the appeal of a baked apple. From its golden color to its lingering spicy-sweet aftertaste, it’s a delight to savor.
Roasted Cocoa Yerba Mate
Need some rich chocolate? Roasted yerba mate, organic rooibos and mellow chicory are blended together to create this sublime infusion. Thinly sliced almonds, chocolate chip drops and cocoa beans lend heartiness, while toasted rice and barley add texture to this solid, stout drink. The complex chocolate, roasty flavor, replete with vanilla overtones, is rich and robust.
Carrot Cake Rooibos
And a caffeine-free, but full-of-flavor, alternative… The autumn colors of this blend hint at its rich, warming flavor. Like a slice of homemade carrot cake, this blend is decadent and comforting. With carrot, coconut, raisins, walnuts, cloves and maple brittle this tea is packed with flavor. The soft, woodsy sweetness of organic honeybush and organic rooibos complete the blend, making it extra soothing and satisfying.
These drinks are just what we crave in autumn — cheers to tea latte season!
For more perfect autumn teas, read about our Warming Ginger Teas.