Spicy Vanilla Iced Tea Latte Recipe
Flavored ice cubes keep the tea from diluting. Adding edible flowers, whole herb leaves or berries to ice tray before filling, is fun and flavorful. Give yourself lead time to make ice cubes.
In a 3-quart pour-spout pan featuring an advanced nonstick from the family of Teflon™ nonsticks, boil the water; add cinnamon to peppercorns; remove from heat; simmer 10 minutes to make a spice concentrate; strain concentrate into an ice cube tray (add star anise, flowers, mint in tray for interest if desired); freeze. Bring remaining brew back to boil; remove from heat; whisk in vanilla; add teabags; steep 8 minutes. Strain tea (should be 3½ cups) and chill an hour to cool down. Divide cubes into 4-6 glasses. Pour ⅔ cup tea into each glass; top with milk; stir & serve.