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iced brown sugar tea latte

Iced Brown Sugar Tea Latte: A Sweet and Refreshing Summer Drink

If you’re looking for a delicious and refreshing drink to beat the summer heat, look no further than the iced brown sugar tea latte.

This layered beverage is made with black tea, milk, and brown sugar, and it’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

stirring straw in brown sugar iced tea latte

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make: This recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes.
  • Customizable: You can adjust the sweetness of the drink to your liking, and you can also use different types of milk or tea.
  • Refreshing: The brown sugar and milk help to balance out the bitterness of the tea, making it a truly refreshing drink.
  • Perfect for any occasion: Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home or entertaining guests, this iced tea latte is sure to please.
ingredients for brown sugar iced tea latte

Ingredient Notes

  • English breakfast tea: This type of tea is traditionally made with milk and sugar, so it’s perfect for this recipe. However, you can use any type of black tea that you like.
  • Milk: Any type of milk will work for this recipe, but whole milk will give the drink the richest flavor.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar adds a delicious caramel flavor to the drink. You can also use white sugar or honey, but the flavor will be slightly different.
making brown sugar tea latte

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Make the tea: Steep the tea sachet in hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea sachet and let the tea cool.
  2. Make the brown sugar syrup: Combine the brown sugar and hot water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Let the syrup cool.
  3. Assemble the drink: Fill a glass with ice. Add the brown sugar syrup, then pour in the milk. Slowly pour the tea over the milk and ice. Stir gently and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. Start with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and add more to taste.
  • If you don’t have English breakfast tea, you can use any type of black tea that you like. Assam, Ceylon, and Darjeeling are all good choices.
  • You can also make this recipe with cold brew tea. Simply double the strength of the tea when you cold brew it.
  • For a fun twist, try using flavored milk, such as vanilla or chocolate.
whipped cream on top of brown sugar tea latte

Additional Tips

  • For an extra special treat, top your iced tea latte with whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  • If you’re looking for a caffeine-free option, you can use decaf tea or herbal tea.
  • This recipe is also great for making in advance. Simply make the tea and brown sugar syrup ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy a drink, just assemble the latte and enjoy!

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Using too much sugar: If you use too much sugar, the drink will be too sweet and the layers will not separate as well.
  • Not pouring the liquids slowly: If you pour the liquids too quickly, the layers will mix together and you will not have a layered drink.
  • Using cold tea: The tea should be cool, but not cold. If the tea is too cold, it will not dissolve the sugar well and the layers will not separate.

Storing and Preserving

This drink is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Interesting Facts

  • Iced tea lattes originated in Taiwan in the early 1990s.
  • The most popular type of iced tea latte is the black tea latte.
  • Iced tea lattes are a healthy alternative to sugary sodas.
  • Layered drinks like this are all about density. The liquid with the most sugar sinks to the bottom, creating the separation. So, milks with low sugar content like almond milk may not layer as well. But oat milk can give you nice results.

Iced Brown Sugar Tea Latte

Recipe by Tania FaysalCourse: Drinks
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

190

kcal
Total time

7

minutes

Instagrammable iced brown sugar tea latte for one, made with layers of black tea, milk, and brown sugar syrup.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Make the tea: Bring the water to a boil in a kettle. Place the tea sachet in a cup and pour the boiling water over it. Steep for 5 minutes, then discard the sachet and let the tea cool.
  • Make the brown sugar syrup: Combine the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Assemble the drink: Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the brown sugar syrup, then the milk, and finally the tea. Stir gently before drinking.

Notes

  • The sugar content is what creates the separation of layers. The bottom layer should be sweeter than the layer above it.
  • The ice helps to separate the layers. So, pour your favorite milk and tea over ice in glass.

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