RECIPE: ICED EARL GREY LATTE

 

It's sweltering outside and you're craving your favorite Earl Grey. Nothing better than having it iced! Try making this fancy drink at home and it'll become your new addiction.

STEP 1. MAKE AN EXTRA-STRENGTH TEA

Steep your earl grey in a heat safe mug, use 2x the amount of tea in 1/2 the amount of water. You can either steep the tea loose or in a tea steeper. For one serving made using our Georgia Grey blend, use 1 tablespoon with 8 oz of hot water. Steep longer than usual to draw out all the flavor, for 10 minutes or so.


STEP 2. STRAIN TEA & CHILL

Remove tea leaves: either take out the tea infuser if you used one, or strain the loose tea out into a glass. Add a two or three ice cubes and stir or shake until dissolved. A mason jar with a lid works really well for this. If shaken, you'll get a nice frothiness.


STEP 3. ADD ICE, MILK, SWEETEN TO TASTE...AND VOILA

Fill glass with ice and a little bit of milk, around 1/4 cup. Stir in your sweetener of choice. Maple syrup has a deeper flavor that matches the slight maltiness of the black tea, but simple syrup, or honey also work well. One teaspoon will give it a faint sweetness, 2 teaspoons will give it a more noticeable sweetness.

Lastly, garnish with rosemary sprigs or lavender buds...and enjoy!

 

ICED EARL GREY LATTE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

TIME TO MAKE: 15 minutes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a heat-safe jar or mug, steep 1 tablespoon Georgia Grey tea in 8 oz (1 cup) boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain out tea leaves and add two to three ice cubes to tea to cool it down. Stir in or cover with lid and shake till dissolved.
  3. Pour tea over full glass of ice and add a little bit of milk of your choice, up to 1/4 cup. Sweeten to taste, using 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup, honey or simple syrup. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs or a sprinkle of lavender buds.

NOTES:

  • If you don't have simple syrup on hand and want to use sugar in your tea, you can add it when the tea is steeping, while it is still hot, so that it will dissolve fully before you ice it.
  • If you do use simple syrup, you can be extra fancy and use a flavored syrup such as vanilla or lavender.