Gyokuro milk tea can be a delicious alternative to the classic boba teas made using black tea or matcha. Here, we’re going to show you all the ingredients you need to make a delicious gyokuro milk tea, and towards the end we’ll teach you a little bit about the gyokuro used in the gyokuro milk tea.
In a small saucepan, heat the water until it reaches about 140°F (60°C). Be careful not to let it boil, as boiling water can damage the delicate flavor of Gyokuro tea.
Place the Gyokuro green tea leaves in a teapot or a heat-resistant container. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and let it steep for about 1 to 2 minutes.
After steeping, strain the tea leaves to remove them from the liquid. You can use a tea strainer or a fine-mesh sieve for this purpose.
If desired, add honey or your preferred sweetener to the tea before you make the gyokuro milk tea. Stir until the sweetener dissolves completely.
In a separate saucepan, heat the milk for your gyokuro milk tea until it is hot but not boiling. You can also heat the milk in the microwave if you prefer.
For a creamier texture in your gyokuro milk tea, you can froth the milk using a milk frother or by vigorously whisking it, but this is optional
Pour the strained Gyokuro tea into a cup, leaving some space at the top. Slowly pour the hot milk into the cup, stirring gently to combine the tea and milk.
If you prefer your gyokuro milk tea chilled, you can add ice cubes to the cup. Stir gently to cool down the tea further and enjoy the refreshing cold version.
The Gyokuro Milk Tea is now ready to be served! Sip and savor the unique flavors of the Gyokuro green tea combined with the creamy richness of the milk.
The gyokuro used in this gyokuro milk tea is a premium variety of Japanese green tea known for its complex flavors and sweetness. It is more expensive than other green teas, so it's worth using high-quality Gyokuro to create the best possible gyokuro milk tea.
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Benefits of Gyokuro Milk Tea
Gyokuro milk tea is made using gyokuro tea, the finest leaf tea in all of Japan.
This tea is carefully shaded, harvested and processed in order to maximize its content of caffeine, theanine and chlorophyll.
This gives the tea its trademark, sweet and savory flavor and its plethora of health benefits.
Try some out on its own before you make your gyokuro milk tea! It might give you a better understanding of the unique flavors.