I’ve been on a tea latte kick lately and turning at least half of my cups of tea into latte versions. To do this, all you really need to do is add some sweetener and steamed milk to the drink. The trick to a successful latte is finding the right sweetener. Some teas simply need a little sugar. Others need a little vanilla. For my Irish Breakfast Tea Latte, I like to use honey.
Honey compliments the dark, smooth flavor of Irish breakfast tea quite well (especially Punjana, but this is also true of other types) and adds sweetness without distracting from the tea. Frankly, a good Irish breakfast tea should be able to stand up to a generous amount of milk whether it is sweetened or not, but adding the honey makes for a more satisfying and well rounded drink. And yes, it is perfect with breakfast.
Irish Breakfast Tea Latte
8-oz good Irish breakfast tea, hot
3 tbsp honey
Pour very hot tea over orange zest into a large mug or measuring cup. Allow to steep for 1-2 minutes, then stir in vanilla syrup and strain out orange zest.
Steam milk, or heat it in the microwave and whisk until very frothy, and pour it into the sweetened tea.
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