February 4, 2015

Vanilla Earl Grey lattes

Earl grey tea latte with a spoon of sugar.

Cozy up with a hot cup of this vanilla Earl Grey tea latte that is creamy, sweet, and yummy for a chilly day.

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On cold autumn and winter days, I love to make myself an afternoon cup of tea. Generally I make a simple cup of black tea with honey and milk, but occasionally I like to make something extra special like this vanilla Earl Grey latte.
Vanilla Earl Grey lattes are easy to make. All you need is water, milk, Earl Grey tea bags, sugar, and vanilla extract. 
If you order one of these out at a coffee shop, it will likely have frothed milk on top; however, for this simple recipe, the milk is whisked in so it will be a little frothy, but not like a coffee shop.
Mugs filled with Earl grey tea lattes.
When making this tea latte, I measure the water and milk with the mugs I'm going to be serving the drinks in so that I have enough to fill them. Mugs can be such very different sizes, so this ensures that both people get a full cup of tea.
I use sugar to sweeten this latte. You can use honey if you prefer. If you happen to have vanilla sugar around, that would be a nice choice to add even more vanilla flavor.
I used 2% milk here. You can use your preferred milk that you have on hand. Plant-based milks will also work in these lattes.
Finished vanilla Earl grey tea lattes.
Give these vanilla Earl Grey tea lattes a try the next time you want to curl up with a book or movie on a chilly day, or just need a little afternoon pick-me-up! 

These lattes go perfectly with a sweet treat as well. Cookies, muffins, brownies, or anything else you love to have for a snack.
Yield: 2 servings
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Vanilla Earl Grey Tea Lattes

Vanilla Earl Grey Tea Lattes

Cozy up with a hot cup of this vanilla Earl Grey tea latte that is creamy, sweet, and yummy for a chilly day.


  • 1 mug of water
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 mug of milk
  • sugar, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Pour the water into a sauce pan along with the tea bags and heat over medium heat until it comes to a low boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and let heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the milk, sugar (I use 2 teaspoons), and vanilla.
  4. Whisk well and continue to heat until the mixture is hot, whisking often.
  5. Remove the tea bags, whisk very briskly until frothy, pour into mugs and serve.
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Top view of a mug of Earl grey tea latte.

This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated in 2023 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience. 

Check out these cookie recipes that go perfectly with a hot cup of tea:

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies 

Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

Cinnamon Basil Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Pudding Cookies


  1. I have never had a tea lattes...it sounds so tasty, Amy.

  2. This sounds decadent. My favorite tea is Earl Grey and my favorite latte is vanilla, so I think this suits me, don't you?

  3. I love Earl Gray- these are perfect sippers for a cold winter evening. :)

  4. I adore tea lattes, especially London Fogs with extra foamy, creaaaaamy milk.

    You're so right about Earl Grey, it's lovely on its own, but making it into a latte? Such a treat.

    I am in the exact same book reading spot as you - I've always devoured books and am a real book lover, but lately, any book I pick up is just MEH. I can't find anything that'll WOW me. It's very disappointing. And I don't need fireworks either, just a good solid book that I REALLY LIKE.

    If you find anything, do let me know!

    The only 'foodie' book I've read I think is Chocolat, have you read that? One of my all time favourite stories.

    1. I haven't read Chocolat - great suggestion. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by :-)

  5. It seems like I'm always curled up with a book and a cup of tea. This would be the premium version of my nights, thanks!

  6. I'd love a mug of this right now - so perfect for today's snowy weather!

  7. Lovely! I adore Earl Grey. A couple of my favorite food related books are Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking and More Home Cooking - she writes essays that are so warm and full of humor.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for the book recommendations - I will check them out!

  8. These tea lattes could definitely make mornings better :P
    This looks lovely!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Earl Grey is my tea of choice every morning…I'll have to try it your way.

  10. I love Earl Grey - have a cup by my side at the moment... Vanilla and sugar, eh? I have to try that (I normally have it with milk)

  11. I love Earl Grey, it's my favourite tea! I thought immediately of the London Fog teas!

  12. Tea latte sounds interesting. Unlike most Indians who love milky masala chai, I love my tea sans milk and that makes me wonder about this latte.

  13. I've been coming around to Earl Grey, and I feel like this is the latte of tea drinking. So perfect for curling up with a good book!

  14. Earl Grey is one of my favorites, so I am loving this cup of delight! I will be trying this during a afternoon break this week!

  15. I AM curled up on my couch under a blanket right now and all I'm missing is this latte!

  16. I love Early Grey tea, and this is going on my to try list when the weather is cooler :)

  17. i love tea lattes but haven't ever made my own. i knowwww! gotta try this one (with another tea because i'm not an earl gray lover)

  18. So fancy yet so simple! Looks perfect for a cold night.

  19. Dear May, such a wonderful added touch for what is one of my very favorite teas of all times - I adore Earl Grey and your variation sounds right down my alley!
    Have good Sunday,


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