Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte

Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte
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I had my first taste of a Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte when a friend and I went to Starbucks and ordered a London Fog but they were out of earl grey tea! The barista asked if we wanted to try a Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte, we did and absolutely fell in love with it! However, it can get pricey ordering this drink out all the time, so I was determined to create mine at home and did so at a fraction of the cost!

While it sounds like it would be complicated, it is probably one of the easiest drinks to make. Three ingredients: English Breakfast Tea, Vanilla syrup, and frothed milk.

Because you are adding about 1/2 cup of frothed milk (I use plant-based milk), you need to make the tea a bit stronger, therefore you should use 2 tea bags or 2 tsp of loose leaf tea and steep the tea for 5 minutes. That being said, some people like a bit of a lighter taste, so if that is you I would recommend steeping 1 tea bag.

The vanilla syrup not only sweetens the tea latte but it also adds a touch of flavor. I use one tablespoon in this recipe, but feel free to adjust to your liking.

How to make a Royal English Breakfast tea latte

Step 1

To make 1 serving: With 3/4 cup boiled hot water, steep the tea for 5 minutes. Then remove tea bags.

Tea steeped in 2 clear glass mugs, with bottle of vanilla syrup in between mugs and tea bags and gold spoon on surface.

Step 2

Add vanilla syrup to the steeped tea.

Milk pouring from a metal pitcher into a clear glass cup of tea.

Step 3

Froth the milk using an electric whisk/frother or regular whisk.

I like to warm my milk first and then I use an electric frother for about 5-10 seconds. If you don’t have one, no worries, use a whisk and beat the milk until desired texture.

Clear glass mug with tea and milk foam on top.

Step 4

Make yourself comfy, drink and Enjoy!

Hand holding cup of royal English breakfast tea latte with green ferns in the background.


English Breakfast Tea – If you do not have English breakfast tea on hand, you can use any black tea. Or, if you have Earl Grey tea, you can turn this into a London Fog Tea Latte by simply substituting with earl grey tea.

Vanilla Syrup – Don’t have the vanilla syrup, then you can easily substitute with 1/4-1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (start with 1/4 tsp and add additional if desired) and 1 tbsp of simple syrup (liquid sugar) or other liquid sweeteners such as agave, or monk fruit. To make simple syrup – heat and whisk 1 part granulated sugar and 1 part water in small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. I typically make 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water – and store in an airtight container up to 3-4 weeks in the fridge. That way I always have some on hand for other recipes.

Milk – any milk will do. I use either soy or almond milk. But you can substitute with whatever you have in the fridge. Dairy or non-dairy.

Royal breakfast tea latte in a clear glass mug with milk foam on top.

Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte

Delicious warm tea latte, lightly sweet with hints of vanilla
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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Breakfast tea, Tea Latte
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 93kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen



  • Place tea bags in a mug of your choosing. Add hot water and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
  • While tea is steeping, warm the milk either in a saucepan over low-medium heat or microwave in microwave-safe dish for 15 seconds. Using a handheld frother or whisk, froth the milk for a few second until foamy (usually about 5-10 seconds).
  • Add vanilla sweetener to the steeped tea and then add frothed milk.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1mg

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