More delicate than coffee lattes with the potential to be every bit as craveable, tea lattes have expanded beyond the boxes of chai and matcha and into under-explored and exotic territories. While espresso shots can be aggressively acidic and a touch jolting, black teas possess a more refined flavor and subtle buzz. Tea lattes can be made with any combination of flowers, spices, and herbs, milk or milk substitute, and optional sweetener—the options are nearly endless. We created three tea latte recipes that showcase a wide variety of flavors for every palate.
Collagen Tea Latte Recipes
Time: 5-10 minutes
Collagen Mint Tea Latte
- 1 Bundle Organics Peppermint tea bag
- 1 packet of Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides
- 1 cup cashew milk (you can use a different milk alternative or even whole milk)
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
- Place one mint tea bag in the bottom of a 16 oz. mug and steep in a few tablespoons of water (just enough to cover tea bag) for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Warm milk in microwave or on stove top to about 155º, or just before boiling.
- While milk is warming and after tea is steeped, remove the tea bag and add a few more tablespoons of water to the mug.
- Froth warm milk. If you don't have a frother, add milk to a watertight container (like a mason jar) and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Pour frothed milk into mug. Add honey to taste and stir. Enjoy!
Nutritional information (per serving):
Carbs: 19 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Protein: 11 grams
Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer.
Lemon Cardamom Collagen Tea Latte
- 2 Bundle Organics Lemon Cardamom tea bags
- 1 scoop of Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Drink Mix - Golden Turmeric
- 1 cup coconut milk (canned is best, but carton works too)
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (DIY or store-bought)
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 whole cinnamon stick
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- Sweetener of choice, to taste, or 1 tablespoon honey
- Ground cinnamon (for serving)
- To a small saucepan, add coconut milk, almond milk, water, 2 tea bags, ground ginger, cinnamon stick, black pepper, and sweetener of choice. We suggest adding 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of honey.
- Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes, whisking frequently.
- Turn off heat and press tea bags on the side of pan and discard. Remove cinnamon stick.
- Mix in collagen powder until dissolved.
- Taste and adjust flavor, if necessary. Add more sweetener to taste or more ginger for intense spice and flavor.
- Serve immediately, dividing between two glasses. Top with a dash of cinnamon.
- This recipe is best when fresh, although leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or microwave until hot.
Nutritional information (per serving)*:
Carbs: 11 grams
Fat: 5 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer. *2 servings in entire recipe.
Rooibos Vanilla Spice Collagen Tea Latte
- 1 Bundle Organics Rooibos tea bag
- 1 cup (240 ml) water for brewing
- ¼ cup (60 ml) coconut milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) maple syrup or 1 soft Medjool date, pitted
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Drink Mix - Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon (15g) pumpkin purée*
- Place one rooibos tea bag in large mug of boiling water for 5 minutes. Press on tea bag and discard.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk and coconut oil to a light boil. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, spices, collagen powder, and stir.
- Put mixture in a high speed blender or frother. Blend on high for about one minute or until smooth.
- Optional step: Add pumpkin purée and blend again until frothy. Pour the frothy warm milk mixture over the tea. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.
Nutritional information (per serving)*:
Carbs: 16 grams
Fat: 8 grams
Protein: 10 grams
Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer. *Nutritional information calculated using maple syrup and pumpkin puree.
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