Rose-Dusted Earl Grey Tea LatteOriginally published on January, 15th 2018. Last updated on August 4th, 2022 Skip to Recipe
An earl grey tea latte dusted with rose is a warming, soothing, healthy pick-me-up. Anytime you need comfort in a mug with some health benefits, make this earl grey latte and some magical rose dust! This easy recipe is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and an absolutely dreamy way to begin your morning.
This rose-dusted earl grey latte is perfect for a cozy overcast rainy day and is a lovely way to get ready for whatever the day brings on any winter’s morning. Earl grey is like a warm hug, and roses have a wonderful aroma and taste, as well as calming health benefits.
Ingredients and Benefits
Roses are known for their therapeutic benefits as well as their magical qualities. When you mix roses with earl grey tea, something about the two mixed together makes it so dreamy.
Earl grey tea is a black tea that has an earthy taste with a hint of bergamot. It’s floral, sweet, and citrusy at the same time, with a mellow caffeinated feeling that I personally find to be preferable to coffee.
Coconut milk is a perfect non-dairy way to make this tea latte as creamy as it is dreamy. It has a rich consistency and is packed with nutrients and healthy fats.
Stevia is my preferred choice of sweetener, as it’s plant-based and has zero sugar. Sweeten to taste, and be aware that stevia is quite a bit sweeter than sugar. If you prefer a less-sweet earl grey latte, just start with a drop! Maple syrup is a great substitute if you prefer.
How to Make a Rose Dusted Earl Grey Latte
- First, heat 8 ounces of water to a boiling temperature.
- Pour over one teaspoon of earl grey tea, and steep for 3-5 minutes. Timing is the key for earl grey to keep its complex bergamot, floral, and citrus flavors without becoming bitter, so make sure it doesn’t seep for too long. As in many things, sometimes less is more.
- Once the tea is done steeping, strain the tea out and top off with coconut milk and add the sweetener of choice.
- If you have a frother, this is a great time to use it, giving this drink a true earl grey latte taste and feel.
- Next, sprinkle the top with dried rose petals.
- Enjoy this amazing, calming, soothing, floral, rose earl grey latte!
What is in a Tea Latte?
Tea lattes are similar to coffee or espresso lattes, with frothed milk and some sweetener added to tea. The great thing about a tea latte is that the caffeine is not as strong, and you get to enjoy the lovely taste of tea as well as the health benefits that tea brings.
What Does an Earl Grey Latte Taste Like?
This earl grey latte combines the earthy and complex flavors of black tea, and bergamot citrus, with added floral notes from the rose petals. With an amazing creamy consistency, a little froth, and a touch of sweetness, this tea latte is a simple and mellow way to wake up.
Is Earl Grey Tea Healthier Than Coffee?
While each has its own health benefits, some people are very sensitive to coffee, like me. I find that the caffeine in tea isn’t as hard on my nervous system as in most coffee. Earl grey can perk you up without the jitters. It also boasts antioxidants and can be good for the heart and blood pressure.
When to Drink a Rose Earl Grey Latte
This is a beautiful recipe that you can make at any time of day. I recommend it in the morning or afternoon if you are sensitive to caffeine.
What Does Rose-Dusted Earl Grey Latte Go Well With?
Looking for something to snack on with your tea latte? I typically have this tea latte in the morning, and it goes amazingly well with breakfast foods!
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