The Perfect Exotic Addition for Your Next Tea Latte
Ever tasted black tahini? It’s having a moment, and we’re about to tell you why.
Black tahini is made from ground sesame seeds with the black hulls still attached. Nutty and bitter notes make it a versatile ingredient for everything from cookies to hummus. It’s high in calcium, fiber and is a good source of iron.
It’s also delicious! Think about black tahini’s distinctive savory and sweet combination with a steaming, creamy tea. And oh, that color! Its dark, toasty flavors complement black tea perfectly.
Try this unique tea latte (recipe below), perfect for sipping on an early fall day. It’s nutty, creamy and perfect for a cozy day at home.
Black Tahini Tea Latte
Enjoy this beverage warm in a clear glass mug. You can make caffeinated and caffeine-free versions.
1 teaspoon malty Assam Black Tea (for a naturally caffeine-free option, substitute mellow and buttery Toasted Caramel Rooibos)
1 cup water
After steeping your tea, use ¼ cup of the brew for this recipe.
2 tablespoon black tahini
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 cup milk of your choice (almond, oat, cow)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon half and half (optional, add for extra creaminess)
pinch of salt
Start by steeping your tea, double strength for three minutes. Use ¼ cup of steeped tea for the recipe (save the rest to drink or use later).
While your tea is steeping, toast the sesame seeds. In a skillet on the stovetop, toast sesame seeds for 4-5 minutes until fragrant. Set a few sesame seeds aside to sprinkle on top
Warm the milk slightly; do not boil. Place the ingredients in a blender: the milk, tea, black tahini, sesame seeds, sesame oil, honey, half and half and salt. Blend for 25 seconds, or until combined. The blending action will froth the beverage.
Pour into a glass mug and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, sprinkle with reserved seeds and serve warm.
- Use a small scoop of ice cream or heavy cream if you don’t have half and half.
- Play with the amount of honey, depending on how sweet you like it.
- The sesame seeds will separate from the rest of the drink. Enjoy watching the black sesame seeds rise up and then swirl them back into your drink before you take your next sip.
PS — Love tea lattes? Check out this recipe on our blog: Golden Tumeric Chai Latte