I love Earl Grey tea, lavender, and lattes. Put them together and… HEAVEN in a cup. I’ve been desperately searching for a recipe to make one of these bad boys at home for some time and I finally found one. This recipe is pretty flexible (especially if you have a Keurig K-Cafe or another machine that makes lattes and cappuccinos fairly easily). This recipe is also excellent over ice. Froth the milk while it’s cold and serve over ice to enjoy a great summer beverage. This recipe was adapted from a recipe from Oh, How Civilized.
- 8-10 oz Earl Grey tea, brewed to package instructions (I use Twinings k-cups in my Keurig, but any brewed Earl Grey will work great!)
- 3/4 cup milk (I use 2%, but any non-sweetened variety of milk will work well)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp culinary grade dried lavender, additional for garnish (I buy mine on Amazon)
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Brew Earl Grey tea to package instructions over a tea strainer with the desired amount of dried lavender. 8-10 oz seem to work great for this recipe.
- Once tea and lavender have steeped at least 5 minutes, remove the tea strainer containing the dried lavender and discard.
- Stir brown sugar and vanilla extract into the lavender tea until well blended.
- Steam or heat milk. Use a milk frother, french press, or any other chosen method to steam and froth the milk. If you have a K-Cafe like I do, fill the frothing cup to “Cappuccino” and use the cappuccino setting.
- Pour steamed milk into the tea mixture and spoon the frothed milk onto the top of the tea. Sprinkle with lavender garnish.
- Pip, pip! Cheerio! Lift your pinky, pretend you’re a Brit, and enjoy!