- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) strong black tea (1 tea bag and 1/2 cup water)
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) whole milk*
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Make the tea using 1 black tea bag and 1/2 cup water. Allow to steep for several minutes.
- Add the milk and maple syrup to a small saucepan. Heat the milk to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (measure using a thermometer): this is hot with some small bubbles forming around the outside, but not simmering. The exact temperature is helpful for getting the perfect foam (if you don’t have a thermometer you can approximate).
- Use a hand frother, whisk, or French press to foam the milk into small, even bubbles. (The French press is our favorite method: Add the scalding milk to the French press and pump using quick, short plunges for 20 seconds until small foamy bubbles occur. Pour into a pitcher and tap it on the counter to break down large bubbles. You’ll get best results with 1 cup of milk for two drinks.)
- Pour the tea into a cup. Gently pour the milk and foam into the center of tea.
*If you’re using the French press frothing method, note that you’ll get best results using 1 cup milk and making 2 drinks.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Tea
Keywords: Tea latte recipes