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.
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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. A lot of other recipes or shops use earl grey milk tea powder but this one is free of the powder and made from scratch so to speak!
I’m also using vanilla almond milk and organic cane sugar. With these simple ingredients, you can now have earl grey milk tea at home!
Is Earl Grey good for milk tea?
Yes earl grey tea leaves are fantastic for milk tea! It offers a delicious and lovely flavour profile.
What does earl grey milk tea taste like?
Picture a very steeped earl grey tea but with a lot of milk to make it taste creamy. It's sweetened and very delicious. It tastes very similar to HK style milk tea but with that bergamot tea taste.
Can you drink Earl Grey without milk?
Yes of course you can drink earl grey without milk. It's really up to you and what you prefer.
Why is it called Earl Grey?
Earl Grey tea is named after Charles, the 2nd Earl Grey.
For this recipe
You will need the following ingredients for the best earl grey milk tea:
- 1 ½ 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
How to make Earl Grey Milk Tea
- 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!
Before I share my earl grey milk tea recipe, I want to tell you the history of Earl Grey tea!
History 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”.
Give it a try!
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HK Style Earl Grey Milk Tea (Vegan)
- 1 ½ cups oat milk or nut milk of choice
- 2 teaspoon loose leaf Earl Grey tea or 1 tea bag
- 1.5 teaspoon white granulated 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!
It was so good! I loved this milk tea recipe so much. Earl grey is a favourite so I knew this would be delicious. Thanks for the recipe Christie!
Yum! Simple recipe that yields a delicious taste. I have to triple the recipe since my husband loves it so much.
Thank you so much Vana for making my recipe! I am so thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoy it so much! Music to my ears 🙂