Tea + Foamy Milk = Perfection

HowToMakeCambricTea

Have you ever had cambric tea?

When my neices were visiting the week after Christmas, we took them up to Breckenridge on one of the coldest days ev.er and stopped into a coffee shop to warm up. We ordered cider and hot cocoa, but I noticed while waiting in line that something called “Cambric” was on the menu; I’d never seen it before, but my curiosity was piqued.

A few days later, when we took them downtown, we stopped into The Market, and I noticed that it was on their menu, too! Why have I never noticed this before? We took it as a sign to try it, and it was delicious. Earl grey tea, with frothed milk, no sugar. I don’t know why it has never occurred to me before to try this combo…I mean, this is what chai is, right? So why not other teas? I think when I hear about milk and tea together, Iย imagineย cold milk being used… ehh…But warm, foamy milk? Hellloooo. I am so there.

CambricIngredientsThe girls and I tried making our own the next morning, with Vanilla Almond tea {the Republic of Tea}, a bit of sugar, and lots of frothy milk. It was awesome. It’s now a new favorite, and I’m pretty sure it’ll be a new tradition when they visit. You need to try this if you haven’t already, my tea-drinking friends. Recipe below.

My Cambric Recipe

Makes 2 servings

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold milk {I use 1%}

1-2 tea bags of your favorite black tea

Sugar, if desired

Boil water and add two tea bags. Brew longer than usual so that it’s nice and strong. In a milk frother {I use the glass carafe kind}, pump milk, and microwave for 35 seconds, until top of milk begins to reach the top of the glass.

{If you don’t have something like this, shake milk in a mason jar for 30 seconds, then nuke without the lid; same effect, according to Martha. Yay.}

Pour 1/2 cup of brewed tea into two cups; add sugar if you’d like, then top with milk. Make sure to scoop in all of that beautiful foam. NOTE: This is best enjoyed while watching Downton Abbey. :)

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