Happy Sunday! The weather is so nice today is Southern California (70°F), so it’s a perfect day to relax and make a cup of French Earl Grey milk tea. Earl Grey tea is one of my favorite teas. It’s a tea blend traditionally made from black tea with the addition of oil of bergamot. Today, I’ll be using French Earl Grey (a blend with added rose petals) for my milk tea.
Serving size: 1 serving – 8 oz cup
150 ml of hot water
200 ml of soy milk or any milk you would like to use
1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of French Earl Grey tea leaves
1 to 2 tbsp of sugar
Step 1: Pour 150 ml of hot water and tea leaves into a small pot or milk pan, and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Do not boil the tea leaves on high – It “burns” the leaves because the temperature over-extracts the compounds making it bitter. I’m using about 1 & 1/2 tbsp of T2 Tea French Earl Grey for a stronger tea taste. Tip: Use a disposable loose leaf tea bag pouch to avoid any messy clean-up (see similar here).
Step 2: Pour in 200 ml of milk and simmer on low for about 3 to 5 minutes until the milk is hot/warm. Stir occasionally.
Step 3: When the milk is warm, turn off the heat and add in 1 to 2 tbsp of sugar. The amount of sugar added depends on how sweet you would like your milk tea. Give it a stir and you’re done!
A cup of French Earl Grey milk tea with a slice of Swiss Roll cake is prefect on a Sunday morning. It’s sweet and comforting, especially if you’re craving something sweet. I hope you give this milk tea recipe a try!