Our fall teas are so delicious as lattes. I’m going to teach you how to make a latte with our Pumpkin Chai but the same recipe will work to make other fall flavored lattes with our Maple Green Tea, Pecan Tart, and Caramel Rooibos. One added benefit to making tea lattes from home is that the tea base is very healthy and it isn’t made out of sugary syrups like many in the coffee shops. My kids even love them because they remind them of hot chocolate but with more flavor varieties and less sugar.
- Som’s Cafe Pumpkin Chai Tea. Order here: https://somscafe.com/product/pumpkin-chai/
- Milk of Choice (The frothiest non dairy milk I have found is oat milk).
- Sweetener of Choice
- Use filtered water for the best taste.
- Bring water to the appropriate temperature. (For more detailed instructions for time, temperature and latte techniques, see this post: https://somscafe.com/how-to-make-a-tea-latte/). For the Pumpkin Chai we will bring the water to a full boil.
- While the water is heating up, put the appropriate amount of tea into your infuser. For latte’s use 2tsp/8oz. Most mugs are 16 oz, so I usually use 3-4 tsp for a standard size mug. We use more tea in a latte than a normal cup of tea so that the flavor will cut through the milk.
- Start heating your milk by putting a little more than 1 cup into a small sauce pan on medium heat. It usually comes to the correct temperature in @ 5 minutes. Ideal temperature is 140. I usually turn it off once I see a few little bubbles and steam coming up from the milk.
- Once the water has come to a full boil, pour a little bit into your mug and gently swirl it around and then pour it out to heat up your mug.
- Fill up your mug 1/3 full with water and place the tea in the water to make a tea concentrate. (We will fill up the rest of the mug with your steamed milk after it steeps).
- Cover the mug with a saucer and turn on a kitchen timer to let it steep for 4 minutes.
- While the tea is steeping you can froth your milk with an immersion stick blender, whisk, or small bullet blender.
- Once the tea is finish steeping, squish your tea leaves to get the flavor out of the tea and into your cup.
- Pour the liquid steamed milk into your mug leaving a little bit of room for the froth at the end.
- Add preferred sweetener if you like it to be sweet and stir.
- Use a spoon to scoop the froth onto the top.
- Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and nutmeg.