The Maple Green Tea Latte tastes like fall in a cup. It was one of our customer favorite lattes and is also one of my personal favorites. As a café owner I loved letting people taste tea drinks like this one. It was not uncommon for someone to say, “I’ve never tasted anything like this. This is amazing.” In tea there is so much diversity of flavor without added syrups and there is a healthy tea base. This is a perfect combination of nutrition from the green tea and deliciousness from the maple flavor and steamed milk.
- Som’s Cafe Maple Green Tea (see the link below to order it).
- Steamed milk of choice (oat milk is the best for frothing if you want a nondairy alternative)
- Optional: pure maple syrup
- Sweetener of choice.
- Bring your water to 175°-185°F. If you don’t have a thermometer, heat the water up in a pot and take it off right when the bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot.
- Measure your loose leaf tea and put it in your infuser. For lattes we use a concentrated amount of tea: 2tsp./8oz.
- Put a dash or two of cinnamon into @1/2-3/4 cup of milk and heat it up over medium heat for @ 5 minutes or until it reaches 140°F (usually right after it starts steaming & the first small bubble appears).
- When the water comes to temperature, pour a little of it into your cup and swirl it around, then pour it out to heat up your mug. (For more detailed information or to see a demonstration video, see the link below).
- Fill up your cup 1/3 full with water, put in your tea, and cover the cup with a saucer to steep for 3 minutes.
- Once your milk has come to temperature, use a stick blender or whisk to froth the milk and set it aside.
- When the tea has finished steeping, use a spoon to squish the leaves and dump out your tea leaves.
- You can add a bit of maple syrup or any sweeteners of choice to the tea and stir.
- Pour the steamed milk to fill your mug, leaving a little room to scoop some foam on top.
- Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and enjoy.