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. Here are the steps in detail for an iced earl grey latte (scroll to the end for recipe summary).
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
TIME TO MAKE: 15 minutes