For the same reason you decided to drink Oolong Tea Latte over normal latte,
A gentler wake up call than a caffeine-filled rush to the head.
You turn to an Iced Black Tea Latte to help you kick the caffeine-dependence that creeps in the late afternoon to prevent you from dozing off.
It’s also a stepping stone to a healthier diet for you and your family.
Here is the tastier and healthier black tea latte recipe using our favourite black teas.
Step 1. Hot Brew Taiwan Black Tea
The first step is to hot brew a double strength Taiwan Red Jade Black Tea, using around 5 teaspoons of loose tea leaves (5-7 grams) with 6 ounces (177 ml) of hot water.
The need to have a double strength black tea is to make sure you still get enough black tea flavour by the time you complete the tea latte with 50% milk foam.
Not to mention the ice you put in the glass to make it ice cold.
Pouring the hot brew black tea into a cocktail shaker.
Then the next step.
Step 2. Shake Syrup Into the Iced Black Tea
In order to chill the black tea brew quickly,
We suggest using a cocktail shaker with ice to get the job done.
Add syrup to the cocktail shaker mix.
A teaspoon of syrup can be added to the mix to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Prepare yourself for some light exercise by loosening up your arms and wrists to give your cocktail shaker some action.
Once you give the cocktail shaker a light, 30 second, jiggle, pour out the chilled black tea into a glass, filling it halfway.
A glass half full of black tea.
Step 3. Whisk Some Chilled Foamy Milk
As referenced from Wikipedia, the definition of ‘latte’ in Italian is milk.
Therefore, an Iced Black Tea Latte will not be complete without some chilled foamy milk.
Contrary to popular belief, milk foam can actually be made cold, and cold foamy milk is what you need.
You just need a milk frother to help you whip the milk into shape.
Whisk foamy milk in under a minute.
Now for the final step.
Step 4. Top up Your Glass With Foamy Milk
Let’s go back to the iced black tea prepared earlier, and gently pour the frothy milk into the glass and watch the milky white dance in the pool of black tea.
Pour the milk in gently and see the milk dance.
Stir with a spoon to help the drink mix.
The finished Iced Black Tea Latte.
We hope the drink will help you drive away the afternoon stupor and prepare you for a relaxing evening.
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