Earl Grey Milk Tea. Warm, flavourful and vegan. A wonderful milk tea that accentuates the bergamot tea flavour.
Perfect for weekends when you have some more time. It’s delicious, warm and gives you all the cozy feelings. It’s very similar to Hong Kong milk tea as it’s steeped, but it doesn’t give you the caffeine jitters as HK Milk Tea is steeped for hours.
It is no surprise that Earl Grey is one of my favourite flavours of tea. If I could, I would have it every day! It’s such a wonderful beverage.
For this recipe, I’m using loose leaf Earl Grey Tea by David’s Tea but you can use any earl grey tea brand of your choice. I’m also using Earth’s Own So Fresh Vanilla Almond milk and organic cane sugar.
Before I share the recipe I want to tell you the history and nutritional benefits of Earl Grey tea!
history & benefits of earl grey tea
This tea is commonly known as Earl Grey Tea but it’s original name is actually Bergamot Tea. “Bergamot tea is typically made from black tea leaves and the fruit of the Citrus bergamia tree. The tea leaves are either sprayed with bergamot extract or essential oil, or mixed with dried bergamot rinds, giving the tea a mild citrus-like taste.
Since it received its nickname from the British prime minister Earl Grey, bergamot tea is often considered English. However, it’s native to Southeast Asia and widely cultivated in Southern Italy today.
You can find bergamot tea in most grocery stores — with or without caffeine, additional ingredients, and other flavorings.
The plant compounds in bergamot may provide a variety of health benefits, but most studies have focused on bergamot essential oil, juice, or supplements instead of tea”.
possible benefits include:
“Bergamot tea may improve certain risk factors for heart disease. Bergamot products have been shown to lower cholesterol levels, while black tea has been linked to decreased blood pressure.
Research on bergamot juice and supplements, as well as on black tea, suggests that bergamot tea may improve heart health and digestion. Yet, no studies have analyzed the effects of bergamot tea in humans.
However excessive intake may lead to muscle cramps, cause caffeine jitters, or reduce iron absorption.”
Give it a try!
Well I hope you give this Earl Grey Milk Tea a try! It always excites me when you guys make my recipes and I hope this is one you try.
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Earl Grey Milk Tea (Vegan)
- pot and loose leaf tea strainer
- 1 1/2 cups oat or almond milk milk
- 2 tsp loose leaf Earl Grey tea or 1 tea bag
- 1.5 tsp organic cane sugar optional, for desired sweetness
- In a small pot, pour in milk, cane sugar (optional), tea strainer with tea leaves inside (or tea bag). Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer for 5 minutes until milk is brown. Remove the tea strainer or tea bag. Pour milk tea into your mug and enjoy!