Earl Grey Lavender Latte

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I drink a cup of coffee every morning. Just one, but I could never give it up. Throughout the rest of the day, I drink tea, usually just boring herbal tea. Occasionally, though, I’ll make something fancy, like this earl grey lavender latte.
I don’t use tea bags very often and haven’t since I’ve discovered looseleaf tea. Sometimes, I even make my own tea that I brew in this literal perfect tea brewer. I don’t always add things, but in this case, a lavender latte was on my mind.
I’m not generally a fan of black tea, but I love Earl Grey. Mostly because it’s flavored with one of my favorite things — bergamot, an orange that is delicately flavored but tastes like the best parts of every citrus. It’s literally perfect with lavender so, here we are.
This easy lavender latte uses homemade lavender syrup, but if you don’t want to make your own, there are plenty of options out there if you don’t want to go to the trouble.  If you do make your own, go kinda easy on the lavender. A little is good, too much and you won’t be able to finish your drink. Trust me.
From there, you’ll brew your tea, froth your milk, and combine them together for a fragrant, relaxing, hot drink that will become an instant favorite on a chilly almost spring day.

Earl Grey Lavender Latte

Creamy, sweet, and fragrant, this lavender latte is the perfect pick me up when you need a few minutes of relaxation.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • saucepan, kettle, tea brewer if necessary

Ingredients
  

Lavender Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers

Latte

  • 1 cup fresh brewed Earl Grey tea
  • 1/2 cup milk steamed or frothed

Instructions
 

  • Combine the sugar, water, and lavender in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat.
  • Let steep for 10 minutes, and strain the lavender out.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons to a mug with your tea. Let the remaining syrup cool; store in a jar in the fridge.
  • Steam or froth the milk, and add it to the mug with your tea.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Storing leftovers: make this when ready to serve
Variations: any kind of milk can be used — almond, oat (delicious!) or half and half
Ingredient information: make sure that your lavender is certified for culinary use
Sourcing: this is my favorite Earl Grey tea, I get my lavender here 
Pairs well with: Double Chocolate Buttermilk Biscuits, Gluten Free Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, Blueberry Maple Shortbread Cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 162mgSugar: 30gVitamin A: 198IUCalcium: 145mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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