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Iced earl grey matcha latte with a big straw and purple flowers strewn around the cup.

Iced Earl Grey Matcha Latte

This iced earl grey matcha latte is a swirly, icy drink full of tea (citrus-y black tea and bitter green tea) and a hint of sweet, creaminess.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian, British, Fusion
Keyword black tea, dairy-free, earl grey tea, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, green tea, matcha, no-bake, no-cook, non-alcoholic, nut-free, summer, tea, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Freeze Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 earl grey tea bag or 2 T loose leaf earl grey tea
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 T half and half refrigerated
  • 6 T 2% milk refrigerated
  • ice for serving

Instructions

  1. Steep the earl grey tea in the hot water for 30 minutes, then squeeze the tea bag or drain the leaves away. Add the sugar, then mix until dissolved. Freeze the tea for 45 minutes, or until the tea comes to 35°F.
  2. While the earl grey tea is in the freezer, place the matcha in a medium bowl. Add the boiling water gradually while you whisk, making sure to break up any clumps. Set aside.
  3. Once the earl grey tea reaches 35°F, mix the half and half and milk together. Test the temperature; if it is not close to to 52-53°F, microwave in 10 second intervals until it reaches that temperature. The matcha should be close to 70°F; if it is too cool by now, microwave in 10 second intervals until it reaches that temperature.
  4. Add ice to a tall glass. Add the earl grey to the glass. Hold a spoon, with the bowl at a 45° angle facing up, inside the glass. Pour the milk mixture into the spoon, letting it dribble onto the earl grey. Once the milk is inside the glass, repeat this process with the matcha.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make this dairy-free, feel free to sub the half and half for coconut milk, and the 2% milk for soy milk or light coconut milk.

Feel free to add 1/4 tsp rosewater (you can increase to taste) if you want to add a touch of floralness to your drink. The main flavors will still be the earl grey and matcha.

If you’re not concerned about making distinct layers, no need to ensure that the different liquids are at specific temperatures, nor do you need to be careful when pouring the drink into the glass. Dump it all in - you’ll get a creamy green color once you mix and it looks like a normal matcha latte!