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Earl Gray Lemon Latte

This drink. Oooooo, this drink. It inspires me. But the bills I was racking up at Caribou Coffee, where they created this delicious tea latte, were not inspiring. They were downright depressing. How in the world is $3.80 for a small okay? 
What do they think Caribou Coffee is, an airport?! 
(I crack myself up)

Don't worry, Caribou, I still love you, and I will still be visiting you. In fact, I just ordered another tea latte yesterday. But for me, this is the Winter of Drink Recipes, or so it seems. Being able to make lattes at home is fun and easy, too. So I pulled out my darling little vintage yellow pitcher and set to work recreating the "earl gray tea extract" and "lemon creme sauce" per Caribou Coffee's website. 

Go ahead and thank me now. Or come over for an Earl Gray Lemon Latte.
I hope I spelled Gray with an "a" this whole way through, because sometimes I get a little excited and throw an "e" in there.
  Fair warning: Earl Gray tea is caffeinated. 

Earl Gray Lemon Tea Latte
 {Caribou Coffee Copycat created by Good Girl Style}
Makes approx. 2 regular-size or one giant-sized or one regular-size & one refill...you get the idea.

Earl Grey Tea Extract
Use twice as much tea as you normally would in half the water. I used 2 teabags in 2/3 of a mug of water, as I usually use a very large mug for my tea. Steep 5 minutes, no longer or else the extract will become bitter. Remove tea bags and keep extract warm.

Lemon Milk
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp. lemon extract
2 TBSP. powdered sugar
2 tsp. honey
Heat gently, while foaming with a wire whisk. (Edited to add: You can use a frother if you have one!)

To Create Drink:

Fill the mug 2/3 full of tea extract, slowly pour in the lemon milk to fill the mug. Enjoy! 


Emily said...

Yum, I love my chai tea latte, but this sounds delicious! Definitely going to try that!

Unknown said...

Found your blog via Rags to Stitches, so glad I did! Earl Gray is my new obsession, so I can't wait to try this recipe!! Yum.

Katie @ A Place to Dwell said...

Can't wait to try this, Natalie! :) Since I can't have whole milk, I'm going to experiment with Soy or Almond, I think! (And I know EXACTLY what you mean about the overpriced lattes (plus, they always charge extra for a non-dairy milk! Eeeep!) Haha

Emily said...

I Just made this and it was the mostest feet afternoon pick-me up! Thanks for sharing friend:-)

Natalie said...

This comment is cracking me up and also bewildering me. I think it must be auto-correct fail :)

Natalie said...

What a bummer! I think this would work well with soy milk...but I don't pick that up too often!

Emily said...

Sorry!! That is what I get for replying on my phone:-)

Natalie said...

Haha, no prob! "Most perfect afternoon pick-me-up" makes much more sense, but mostest feet is funnnier!

Katie Fritz said...

LOVE these from Caribou. Thank you for posting this. My boyfriend and I will be making these for Valentine's Day!

Natalie said...

Hope you enjoyed it, Katie!!

Experiencias de Vida said...


Can I use, lemon juice instead of extract? what do you think about it?

Natalie said...

Hi Maria, Thanks for your question :-) I think the lemon juice would curdle the milk and that wouldn't be good! BUT you can use lemon extract (as opposed to lemon oil called for in the recipe) that is much more readily available at any grocery store. I've heard to double the amount since the extract is not as strong as the oil. I hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

i love this drink too but like you said it can add up so quickly. i mocked a real quick one with just an irish creamer, didn't taste as creamy but i didn't have the lemon extract. Yes, do not use real lemon juice because I did, and learned that it made the milk/creamer turn into chunks. thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try soon :D

Unknown said...

I can't wait to try this. It is my fav from caribou but where I moved caribou doesn't exist!

anitaINla said...

Oh my! I made this and it is fantastic! We don't have a caribou out here in Los Angeles but I can imagine if we did I'd go broke with this latte. Love this!

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