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How to Make Earl Grey Milk Tea

Being one of the most popular teas in the world this black leaf-based tea otherwise known as earl grey tea embodies quite a unique flavor experience than your traditional black tea. The earl grey tea is infused with oils from the bergamot orange, giving the earl grey tea a flavor profile that is subtle yet consisting of delicate hints of citrus such as orange and even lemon.

Having a citrus aspect in this tea allows for a unique experience for your taste buds. With every sip, it adds an acidic bite that is very satisfying. It also leaves an after taste of citrus that makes you want more and more! 

For this full recipe, we’ll be showing you how to take earl grey tea and make it into a delightful milk tea. With hints of vanilla and the creaminess of our favorite almond milk, this recipe is definitely a must-try, especially during the holidays. Instead of having warm milk and cookies during the holidays, have some delicious earl grey milk tea and bubble waffles!

Anyways, let’s dive into the full recipe guide on how to make earl grey milk tea and taste it for ourselves! 

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Prep Time

5 Minutes

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Cook Time

8-10 Minutes

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Total Time

13-15 Minutes

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Yield

1-2 Servings

Ingredients you'll need
for making
Earl Grey Milk Tea

  • Handful of fresh earl grey tea leaves
  • 1/3 cup creamer (almond milk works really great for this)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Touch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk

How to Make Earl Grey Milk Tea

This recipe doesn’t call for much and that’s what makes it so easy for anyone to have a shot at a great earl grey milk tea!

Step 1

Let’s start by boiling some water and steeping our fresh handful of earl grey tea leaves. When your water is at a boil, be sure to turn down the heat to medium-high and place your earl grey tea leaves into the hot water. Let it steep for 6-8 minutes, you can also increase or decrease the amount of time for steeping depending on how robust you want the flavor profile to be.

Tip: the more time you steep it the more flavor and nutrients are extracted but don’t steep for too long either! There has to be a perfect balance. Learn how long to steep your tea here. 

Step 2

While we wait for the earl grey tea leaves to steep nicely, we’ll prepare the rest of the ingredients in our favorite tea cup! 

First we’ll add the vanilla extract into our teacup. Depending on how much vanilla-ness you want to enjoy you may add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. If you enjoy subtle vanilla hints, then be sure to use less, maybe around 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 

Next, we’ll add the 1/3 cup creamer. We really like using almond milk for this recipe as it gives it a great underlying nutty flavor that is subtle but deliciously notable when you concentrate on the taste. 

Shortly after we’ll add our sweetened condensed milk into the teacup as well. 1-2 tablespoons of this is perfect! Use less or more depending on how sweet you like your milk teas, we tend to go on the sweeter side so we’ll use 2 tablespoons. 

Step 3

By now the earl grey tea you’ve been steeping should be ready to go. While hot, add the freshly brewed and steeped earl grey tea into the favorite teacup you’ve prepared with the rest of the ingredients. 

Mix thoroughly until everything is well incorporated and then we can execute the final step (if you like cinnamon). With a pinch of cinnamon, we’ll sprinkle it on top of the thoroughly mixed and delicious earl grey milk tea we just prepared

Now, take a sip and embrace the subtle flavors for a second. What do you think? Let us know how you like it and what else we can add to make this earl grey milk tea even more satisfying and delicious. 

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