Spiced Oolong Milk Tea
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I love to drink tea in the morning and throughout the day. I prefer the cold brewing method for ease, convenience and flexibility. Cold brewing allows me to add other flavors, reduce the caffeine content, and my tea is ready without having to brew it each time! This simple time saver gives you a lot of options for using tea in recipes & adding your own twist of flavor to make your perfect cup. Cold brewing is simple & foolproof, and best of all you have a whole pot of tea ready to use hot or cold.
We whipped up a quick recipe for a spice infused, cold brewed, Oolong Tea Latte to inspire you. Your imagination is the only limitation for the flavors and uses this type of brewing offers.
About Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is a unique type of tea because it is neither a black, green or white tea. Oolong tea is in a category all its own. While all true teas are made from the same plant (Camellia Sinensis) the method and preparation differentiates each tea into green tea, white tea, black tea, or Oolong tea. Oolong is distinct because it is only partially oxidized during this preparation process. The result is a unique tea with a delicate flavor and an amber color.
Our authentic Japanese Oolong tea is certified organic by the USDA and is farmed with great care on a small Japanese farm co-op in the Uji province that adheres to the principles of nature farming.
Servings: 1 teapot
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- 4 teaspoons Oolong loose leaf tea
- 32 ounces Filtered Water
- 2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
- 2 Whole Cloves
- 1 Whole Star Anise
- 6 ounces Milk or Milk Alternative
- Ground Cinnamon
- Using a loose leaf teapot with infuser add the loose leaf tea, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise to the infuser basket and set inside the teapot.
- Pour cold or room temperature filtered water into the infuser, over the loose tea and spices until the teapot is full.
- Allow tea to steep in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight. After tasting the tea you may remove the basket if the flavor is to your liking or you can allow it to remain in the pot and deepen in flavor.
- To make your milk tea, simply pour the desired amount of tea into a glass or mug (tea may be heated if desired), add your milk of choice and then sprinkle with ground cinnamon to finish. Drink and enjoy!
This recipe is based on using a 40 ounce teapot with infuser. The general rule is 1 teaspoon or 2 grams of loose tea for every 8 ounces of water. Adjust to your desired taste preference.