Lately, boba and milk tea have been the biggest trend. It seems as if everyone is posting pictures of themselves holding the sweet, pastel-colored drink. Although it looks delicious, what does it taste like?
The answer depends on the type of tea used. Rooibos tea, which is common in milk tea, has a subtle earthy and sweet flavor. On the other hand, strong teas, like Irish Breakfast, have a strong and robust flavor. No matter which tea is used, almond milk adds a subtle nutty flavor and a load of creaminess.
Almond milk is made by soaking almonds in water for about 12 hours, draining the water, and blending it. The pulp is then taken out, and a delicious cup of almond milk is left over!
On its own, regular almond milk has a hint of nuttiness that generally compliments the drink or dish it’s in. Sweetened almond milk has an added hint of sugar or honey that makes it perfect for using in tea.
The texture of almond milk is smooth and creamy, which makes it a great substitute in many baking dishes as well.
Rooibos Tea with Almond Milk
Rooibos is a popular type of tea that is extracted from a South African red bush. It can be used to make both green and red teas.
A cup of rooibos tea with almond milk is perfect for any time of the day. It’s caffeine free, meaning you can drink a cup before bed to soothe you into sleep.
With almond milk, rooibos tea is warm and sweet with a light nutty flavor that embraces its natural earthy flavor.
Irish Breakfast Tea with Almond Milk
Irish Breakfast is much stronger in flavor than rooibos tea, but it pairs well with almond milk nonetheless. It has a strong Assam flavor and is much more intense than many other teas.
The gentle flavor of the almond milk takes away much of the bitterness found in Irish Breakfast tea. Since it’s a black tea, it contains a lot of caffeine— making it perfect for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up.
A Dublin Fog can be made with almond milk by replacing the regular milk with it. To froth the almond milk for the drink, it must be heated first. Then, vanilla syrup can be added with the tea and, thus, a perfect non-dairy Dublin Fog is created.
Green Tea with Almond Milk
One of the most popular drinks nowadays seems to be green tea with boba. Its vibrant green color with tapioca pearls resting at the bottom has been seen all over Pinterest and Instagram alike.
The flavor of green tea is never bitter, but rather herbaceous and slightly grassy in a pleasant sense. Almond milk adds creaminess and sweetness, making it a delicate and cozy drink to enjoy any time of day.
Often, this drink is simply made from green tea, milk, and sugar or honey and is easy to replicate at home. Lemon can be added for a citrus flavor as well.
Other Ways to Enjoy Almond Milk with Tea
Almond milk pairs well with many other teas such as:
- Peppermint tea
- Chai Masala
- Oolong tea
- Nettle tea
- Turmeric tea
Many add-ins can also be used when making a cup of tea with almond milk. This adds many flavor notes that together, taste harmoniously together.
Chai with almond milk is smooth and contains a lot of spices. Cinnamon can be added to make a warm and seasonal drink perfect for when fall comes around.
Chamomile naturally tastes a bit like honey and is gentle and sweet. Adding lavender to chamomile tea with almond milks gives it a floral and relaxing taste. This drink is perfect for winding down from a long day, and it’s soothing flavors provide comfort as you drift off to sleep.
Other add-ins include:
- Fruit Syrups
Tea With a Twist
All in all, there are an endless number of combinations to be made with almond milk, tea, and optional add-ins. There is, no doubt, a perfect mix for every person’s flavor preference and personality!