This recipe for Rose Milk Tea Latte features strong black tea flavoured with a homemade rose syrup, rose water and steamed milk. It's an aromatic, delicately floral tea that will brighten your mood.
Why you'll love this recipe
This Rose Milk Tea Latte is floral and fragrant -- definitely for rose lovers.
It's simple to prepare, and uses a homemade rose syrup to sweeten the tea.
This is a black tea-based latte, which is similar to a London Fog/Earl Grey Tea Latte.
Ingredients you'll need
- black Ceylon tea: or any black tea that you like; Rooibos tea (caffeine-free) is also great too; you can use tea bags or loose leaf tea
- hot water: for brewing the tea
- rose syrup: is a simple syrup consisting of water and sugar, infused with rose water/rose petals; I made my own but you can use a store-bought syrup as well
- rose water: is an aromatic liquid made by distilling rose petals in water; it's used in Middle Eastern cuisine
- milk: or non-dairy alternative of your choice
How to make it
Make the tea by pouring hot water over the tea bags/loose leaf tea. Let it steep for 5 minutes.
Warm up milk (using a microwave or on the stove) and froth using an electric frother.
In a mug, add 1-2 tablespoon rose syrup (to taste), rose water and pour in the hot tea.
Pour in the warmed milk.
Garnish with rose petals (optional) and enjoy immediately.
How to store & reheat
As with any drink, it's best to make the Rose Milk Tea Latte just before you want to enjoy it.
You can brew the tea ahead of time and assemble the drink when you're ready.
FAQs & substitutions
Does this drink contain caffeine?
Yes, black tea does contain caffeine, so this Rose Milk Tea Latte is better enjoyed in the earlier part of the day.
For a caffeine-free version, try substituting the black tea with Rooibos tea, which is a red tea that is naturally caffeine-free.
You can also use hibiscus tea as another caffeine-free alternative.
Do I need to use rose syrup?
If you don't have rose syrup, you can still make this drink.
When brewing the tea, you can add in a little sugar (to dissolve) and then add rose water to it afterward.
If you don't want to sweeten the tea latte, you can omit the syrup altogether.
Can I use a non-dairy alternative?
Yes, you can use an non-dairy alternative such as almond, soy, or oat.
Just a note: some non-dairy milks froth more easily than others, so you'll have to experiment with that.
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Rose Milk Tea Latte
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- 2 tablespoon black Ceylon tea I used a finely ground tea, but you can use tea bags as well
- 1 C hot water
- 1-2 tablespoon rose syrup
- ½ teaspoon rose water
- 1 C warmed milk frothed
- rose petals optional
- Make the tea by pouring hot water over the tea bags/loose leaf tea. Let it steep for 5 minutes.
- Warm up milk (using a microwave or on the stove) and froth using an electric frother.
- In a mug, add 1-2 tablespoon rose syrup (to taste), rose water and pour in the hot tea.
- Pour in the warmed milk.
- Garnish with rose petals (optional) and enjoy immediately.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.