Refreshing Iced Tea Latte (With Brown Sugar) Recipe

Lattes—who could get enough of them? 

There's nothing a good, refreshing iced beverage couldn't bring to the table. It's always nice to make a beverage that's not just tasty but also incredibly healthy! Especially nowadays, most of us are stuck at home so we need to learn how to prepare our favorite drinks by ourselves. 

In this blog post, I'll be sharing with you an easy-to-follow recipe for brown sugar iced latte! 

What is an Iced Tea Latte (and why does it have to be with brown sugar)?

Here are the things you should know about this iced tea latte before making it: 

  • It's made with English Breakfast tea or Oolong tea, whichever is available to you. English Breakfast tea is actually black tea and both oolong tea and black tea are "true" teas made from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
  • It's easy to make because you need very few ingredients and basic equipment to prepare it. 
  • It's a layered drink because of the sugar syrup and the ice. So, expect it to look incredibly tempting! 
  • You will be needing milk and brown sugar for this. Every latte needs milk for the creamy factor and the foam, while the brown sugar is tasked to make it sweeter than your love life. 

What are the benefits of English Breakfast tea? 

Of course, you're not here just because of the latte's taste. It's important to know how healthy this drink is because it will motivate you to make and drink it many times! This will also help you convince your friends and family to try out this beverage for themselves. 

Here are the following benefits of English Breakfast tea:

  • Contains powerful antioxidants like polyphenols that protect the body from free radical damage. When free radicals harm our cells, it may possibly lead to very concerning health issues like cancer, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and others. 
  • It may also aid in lowering cholesterol levels. English Breakfast tea contains theaflavins and thearubigins, compounds that help regulate high fat/cholesterol in the body. 
  • It also helps maintain a healthy heart, thanks to the presence of flavonoids. Flavonoids are typically found in vegetables and fruits. Consuming it regularly can help lower the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

It's amazing how a simple drink can do wonders for our health, right?

How to prepare the Iced Tea Latte with Brown Sugar 

Now, it's time to make your iced English Breakfast Tea Latte! No need to worry about messing up the kitchen because this recipe is very easy and hassle-free. 

Iced Tea Latte with Brown Sugar Ingredients 

Here are the following ingredients you'll be needing to make the tea:

Here's what you need to create the brown sugar syrup:

  • 2 tablespoons hot water 
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 

Also, you will be needing the following equipment to mix the ingredients with: 

  • Teapot 
  • Kettle
  • Water filter (if you want filtered water)

Iced Tea Latte with Brown Sugar Directions

To make this drink, simply follow the steps indicated below:

  1. First, prepare the tea.
  • Boil water at nearly 100°C. 
  • Add the English Breakfast tea leaves and the boiled water to a teapot. Steep for 5 mins. 
  • Strain the tea and let it cool. 
  • Create the brown sugar syrup.
    • Boil water at nearly 100°C. 
    • Add the English Breakfast tea leaves and the boiled water to a teapot. Steep for 5 mins. 
    • Strain the tea and let it cool. 
  • Combine the two to assemble the drink. 
    • Add the brown sugar syrup and ice to a cup.   
    • Gently pour the milk on top of the ice. Do the same for the tea.
    • Mix well before drinking.

    There you have it! A sweet, refreshing latte that you can enjoy during hot days or serve to your family and friends during intimate gatherings. With this recipe, you'll no longer have to worry about buying high-quality lattes outside your home anymore! 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    1. If I don't have English Breakfast Tea, what else can I use?

    As previously mentioned, you can always make use of Oolong tea. There are also other strong, black teas that you can incorporate as well such as Assam Black Tea or Spiced Chai Tea

    2. Can I make this latte with something else other than brown sugar? 

    There are other types of sweeteners that you can use to make your iced tea latte. You can try using honey or even maple syrup. All you have to do is to turn them into simple syrup by mixing them with a bit of hot water. This will make it easier for you to blend them with the tea.