Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe
Topic: Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe
Most tea drinkers develop a routine when preparing their tea. Sometimes it includes water and a cup, while other times it contains milk and sugar. If it’s you, you’ve basically been making milk tea from scratch! But certain details will take your latte to the next level of delight. So, let’s take a look at how to make Earl Gray milk tea in two different ways.
What is milk tea?
The term “milk tea” simply means “milk tea”, but the varieties are almost endless. Milk tea varies greatly from country to country and is as unique as the country itself. Some teas are very sweet; some are salty; others are more milk than tea. They are also served for different reasons or stages of the day. The milk tea also came to include tea with tapioca or “boba” balls.
Most consistently, the recipes call for some type of milk and a sweetener, be it brown sugar, honey, or some other substitute.
How to make Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe?
There are two significant variations of the meaning of “milk tea”: milk tea and milk tea with tapioca or boba balls.
Either way, my three year old alarm clock is ready to go the moment your feet hit the ground. So brewing a unique, carefully crafted, perfectly timed and balanced cup of tea is not an option for me most of the time. To avoid frustration, I started brewing my teas in easy-to-serve concentrates and to go.
Variant 1: Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe
To make a basic warm Earl Gray milk tea, start by brewing your tea as usual. When I make a large batch, I will boil a pot of water on the stove and strain it into a heat-resistant container.
Since I know I’ll add milk to it, I use a large teaspoon of tea for just one cup, so the milk doesn’t dilute the flavor too much. Once your tea is brewed, add the sugar while the tea is still hot.This will completely dissolve the sugar. Again, since you are mixing the milk, add a little more sugar than for a cup of tea without milk.
I chose Mindful Morning Earl Gray Tea for my milk tea because of the vanilla. I love lavender so I added half a bomb of Torani lavender syrup as a sweetener. Lavender is a regular additive to Earl Gray, so the more vanilla in this tea made it so delicious! Any sweetener would work here. You can also use Delightful Morning Earl Gray, which already contains lavender.
Once the syrup or sugar has been diluted, add a milk of your choice in the amount of your choice. A traditional milk tea (if any) appears to have richer milk, making the drink as a whole smooth, sweet, and rich. However, feel free to adjust the added milk to your liking. I used whole milk to soften it. Once you’ve made your cup, store the rest of that milk tea in the fridge (after it cools down a bit) and enjoy your milk tea.
Variant 2: Boba Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe or “Bubble”
It’s not something we do often at home, so I had to figure out how to make bubble tea. If you’ve stored milk tea from the last batch, making Earl Gray bubble tea will be a breeze. All you need to do is make the tapioca balls and add the milk tea! Note that tapioca balls DO NOT store well and will harden when cold. So if you are mixing your hot tapioca balls with iced tea, be sure to drink it fairly quickly.
Tapioca balls are very easy to make. Boil until they float (approximately 5 min), then soak them in simple syrup or sugar water. If you skip the sugar water step, your tapioca balls will taste exactly the same as sticky starch balls. Not so tasty. But if you dip them in a little tea, lots of sugar, or flavored syrup, they’ll soak up those flavors and pair wonderfully with your Earl Gray Milk Tea.
Very important note: tapioca balls cannot be kept in the refrigerator. Use whatever you’ve cooked or throw it out and make more next time.
Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe
- 1.5 teaspoons Earl Grey tea
- 10 ounces boiling water
- 1 ounce of syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons tapioca balls
- Water to boil
- 1/4 cup of prepared tea
- 4 tablespoons syrup or sugar
- Pour boiling water over the tea in a heat resistant glass. Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes, then remove or strain the leaves. If you add tapioca, reserve 1/4 cup of the tea.
- Add the syrup to the hot tea and stir to dissolve.
- Add milk and enjoy hot, or chill the tea / milk if adding tapioca.
- If you add tapioca balls:
- Bring the water to a boil and add the tapioca balls. Cook according to package directions.
- Mix 1/4 cup of brewed tea with syrup or sugar.
- Add the tapioca balls to the tea / sugar mixture and steep for at least 10 minutes.
- Remove the tapioca balls and add them to a cup of cold tea.
- Add ice to the milk tea / tapioca ball mixture if desired.
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People also ask:
Can you put milk in Earl GREY tea?
Earl Gray tea has as many drinking preferences as it is loyal. In England it is usually sweet and a touch of lemon is added, although milk is rarely used. In the United States it is common to add milk to this type of tea, but many people prefer it as is.
How much milk do you add to Earl GREY tea?
Make an Earl Gray latte. Hot. 5 cups (120 ml) of milk in a saucepan for 5 minutes.
What goes well with Earl GREY milk tea?
While full-bodied black tea can be as bold (and overwhelming) as a cup of coffee, Earl Gray’s citrus flavor is delicate and accessible. Made with cold-pressed bergamot essential oil, it has a crunchy flavor that pairs equally well with a lemon wedge or a touch of milk.
What is the best way to make Earl GREY tea?
Earl Gray tea should always be brewed with water heated to 208 °, just below its boiling point. If your kettle doesn’t have a temperature control, simply heat the water until it starts to boil, then turn off the heat while heating the pot. Many people skip this step, but it is actually very important.
Should you put cream in Earl GREY tea?
Earl Gray tea is a form of black tea that is often imported from Sri Lanka. The Earl Gray Cream we offer at The Tea Haus is a blend of Earl Gray Tea sweetened with delicious creamy notes. There is no real dairy in this tea, but the natural flavor of the cream is a great accompaniment to bergamot oil.
Why do British add milk to tea?
In 17th and 18th centuries, porcelain teacups were so delicate that they creaked under the heat of the tea. Milk was added to cool the liquid and prevent the cups from cracking. This is why, even today, many English people add milk to their cups BEFORE adding tea!
Which is better green tea or Earl GREY?
In general, Earl Gray has more caffeine than green tea. Broken tea leaves in tea bags contain more caffeine than unbroken loose leaf tea, but unbroken leaf tea probably contains more antioxidants and L-theanine, and offers more health benefits.
Do you drink Earl GREY with milk or lemon?
Americans often drink their Earl Gray with milk and sugar, but Chatterton says he prefers the British style, with lemon and sugar. “Milk tends to do strange things with black tea,” he says. “It attenuates the flavor a bit. It is not so crisp and sharp.
Is Earl GREY tea good for your skin?
These amazing antioxidants help keep your skin healthy and hydrated while fighting free radical damage, plus it contains vitamins B1, B2, E, and H to help keep your skin soft, plump, and plump.