A few weeks back I had a weird 1 hour window between dropping David off at preschool and needing to be back at his school to help his class make dirt cups. Jonathan and I ran over to Whole Foods and while we were there I headed over to their coffee bar. I was thinking of ordering some kind of Matcha green tea drink, but then saw a “tea latte.” I asked the barista “is that made with any kind of tea?” Yes it was. “And do you have [my very favorite] Jasmine Green Tea?” Yes they did! Sold. I instantly regretted not getting a larger size because it was so yummy (they also add 4 pumps of vanilla flavor to theirs—no wonder it’s so good!).
As I walked to the car I also felt kind of silly spending more than $3 on a tea bag and some soy milk. I suppose that’s the case with all coffee drinks, but this one felt particularly easy to do at home. So I did.
I brew my tea in one cup while I “froth” my milk in another and then add them together. I don’t have a fancy frother so I just warm my milk in the microwave and then whir it up in my blender. It takes about a minute and is so easy. Make one for yourself this week!
Jasmine Green Tea Latte
1 c boiling water
1 tea bag of choice (I love Jasmine Green Tea—great as a loose tea—but even more convenient in a tea bag from Trader Joe’s or Stash)
1 c non dairy milk (I like soy, and am excited to have found Organic Valley carrageenan free soy milk)
agave or maple syrup to taste, optional
Brew your tea in 1 c of boiling water (I usually use a pyrex measuring cup for easy pouring).
Heat your milk either on the stove top or in the microwave. Pour into your blender, add sweetener if using, and blend on high for 1 minute, or until frothy.
Combine tea and milk into your mug/thermos/etc. and enjoy!
CAUTION: The beverage you are about to enjoy is HOT!
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