An iced tea latte’s rich, creamy flavour combined with the icy coolness is a great pick-me-up in hot weather.
it’s like DESSERT in a glass! The advantage of making your own from scratch is that they can taste really decadent, but you control the calories, type of sweetener & milk. Be amazed at how delicious a “good for you” iced tea lattes can taste, & they’re really economical to make too. High quality teas have a natural sweetness so you usually don’t need to use extra sweeteners or sugars.
One of the reasons we sometimes crave sugar & fat is because it’s a response to stress. Teas that have a fruity, chocolate, mint or spicy taste can be a great alternative & since many of these teas also have naturally stress-relieving qualities, they can counteract the reason you’re craving a treat in the first place, while giving your taste buds something satisfying to enjoy.
How to Make an Iced Tea Latte
Brew tea of your choice, double strength – steep as directed. When the tea has finished steeping, strain & combine with equal parts non-dairy milk over ice. Easy to make in a to-go tumbler, for a healthy summer treat on-the-go!
tip: water will extract the flavour from tea leaves more effectively than milk, so it is best to steep the tea in water as opposed to steeping tea in milk.
PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR ICED TEA LATTE
2 tsp Partridge in Pear Tea green tea (optional teas: Casablanca, Angelwater)
1 cup hot water, just before the boil
1/2 cup ice
1 cup chilled oat milk or coconut milk
Cinnamon for garnish
Brew 2 tsp Partridge in Pear Tea in 1 cup hot water. Steep for 3 min & strain tea leaves.
Pour hot tea over 1/2 cup ice (this will chill the tea instantly). Add oat milk or coconut milk to cup. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon ~ Sip guilt-free all summer long!
CHOCOLATE HUG TEA-MOCHA
It’s delicious like a mocha, but without any of the added sugar, sweeteners or caffeine ~ kids will love it too!
2 tsp Chocoalte Hug herbal tea
1 cup hot water, full rolling boil
1/2 cup ice
1 cup chilled oat milk or almond milk
Brew 2 tsp Chocolate Hug Tea in 1 cup boiling water. Steep for 10 mins. then strain.
Pour hot tea over 1/2 cup ice (this will chill the tea instantly). Add oat milk or almond milk to cup.
Optional ~ use a vanilla or chocolate oat milk to sweeten. This will add a few calories and sugar to the drink but you can still control how much you add.