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Monday, November 3, 2014

New Love: Tea Lattes!

I am a coffee-girl, through and through, however, I have really gotten into tea as well.  If you had asked me about drinking tea a year ago, I would have said "heck no, give me some coffee!".  My mom was born in England, so I decided it was time to tap into my British roots and cultivate a love for all things tea.  The obsession started upon my discovery of DaivdsTEA.  This store is overwhelming in the best way possible.  They have what seems like hundreds of options when it comes to different kinds of loose leaf tea.  After trying a bunch of different ones, I have learned that I really love Rooibos teas, particularly Jessie's Tea.  My favourite however, is called Forever Nuts.  Who knew that almonds/walnuts would taste so good in tea?!

I swung by DavidsTEA a couple of weeks ago and tried one of their new Tea Lattes.  I ordered a Pumpkin Cheesecake tea, with regular milk and some agave.  It was life altering.  It tastes BETTER than a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.  Blasphemy!

I decided I would try to make my own Tea Lattes at home, as I had watched the person at the tea shop make mine.  Here is my recipe:

1.5 Teaspoons of your favourite loose leaf tea brewed in about .5 to .75 cups of boiling water
2 sugar cubes
.5 to 1 cup of the milk of your choosing, frothed (I have a handheld frother)

I brew the tea until it is medium to strong, stir in the sugar cubes, and pour in the milk.  Here is the end result:

The tea I used for this one is Bubbie's Baklava, which was released with DavidsTea's Winter Collection.  It is soooooo good.  The featured ingredients are walnuts and pistachios.  Yum!  Tea Lattes are really helping me get into the festive spirit.  They are so nice, and cozy!

Coffee or Tea, which do you go for??

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