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Earl Grey Milk Tea Recipe

by Eduard Anselme
Earl Grey Milk Tea

We love to serve earl grey milk tea for breakfast or tea time. We also enjoy delicious drinks at Asian cafes. But instead of spending money, why not make it on your own?

What is Earl Grey Milk Tea?

Earl grey milk tea is a kind of tea that is made with earl grey tea leaves mixed with hot milk. It’s a British favorite and it’s also super popular in other parts of the world, including Singapore, China, and the United States.

It has a unique taste that you won’t find in other kinds of tea—it has hints of citrus and bergamot oil. Because of this distinctive flavor, it’s often served as an after-dinner drink or enjoyed with dessert or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

What’s in Earl Grey Milk Tea?

Please check the recipe card below for precise measurements.

Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey Tea

Earl grey tea is an essential ingredient in making earl grey milk tea. It adds the flavor that makes this drink so delicious.

Milk (or soy milk)

Milk is a common addition to tea, and it can be used to give your cup of tea a little something extra.


Milk gives Earl Grey Milk Tea a creamy taste, which pairs well with the fruity notes of bergamot in the tea. The combination of milk and Earl Grey produces an earthy flavor that’s reminiscent of mushrooms and moss.

How to make Earl Grey Milk Tea

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the tea and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat, add milk and stir well.
  4. Pour over ice and enjoy!


If you’re a fan of this milk tea, you know it can be pretty hard to get just right. It’s not like you can just pick one up at Starbucks or anything. But if you want to make better-than-average earl grey milk tea at home, here are some tips for doing so:

  • Use loose-leaf tea instead of bags. Loose-leaf tea will give you the best flavor and aroma.
  • Steep your tea at least three minutes longer than usual. This will allow the flavors to develop in your cup (or bowl).
  • Don’t add milk until after the tea has steeped for three minutes—and only add enough milk so that the color is light brown or tan, not white or cream-colored.


The best way to store your Earl Grey Milk Tea is in the refrigerator. This will keep it fresh and prevent it from going bad.

If you need to store your Tea for more than a couple of days, we recommend freezing it. If you do this, be sure to let it thaw completely before drinking.

Health Benefits

  1. It’s got antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free radicals, which can cause cancer and other diseases.
  2. It’s an anti-inflammatory food, meaning it helps reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to a lot of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
  3. It’s high in vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium and promotes bone growth and health (good for those who don’t drink milk).
  4. It’s a good source of folate (folate is an important B vitamin that helps lower blood levels of homocysteine—a chemical that may be associated with cardiovascular disease).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Protein: 3g


Is Earl Grey tea good for milk tea?

Earl Grey tea is a classic option for milk tea, and it’s easy to see why. The citrusy flavor of Earl Grey is a perfect complement to milk and sugar, creating a sweet and creamy beverage that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

What does earl grey milk tea taste like?

The taste of earl grey milk tea is usually described as having a light floral flavor, but many people also find it to be sweet and creamy. The sweetness can come from any number of ingredients, such as sugar or honey.


And that’s it! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have earl grey milk tea perfect for any occasion. Whether as a component of a larger meal or on its own, this tea is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

Other Delicious Milk Tea Recipes:

Earl Grey Milk Tea

Earl Grey Milk Tea

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 110 calories 1 gram fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 2 tsp. loose-leaf earl grey tea
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup milk (or soy milk)


  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the tea and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat, add milk and stir well.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy!

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