Almond milk tea is a type of bubble tea. Mixing the ingredients creates foam or bubbles on the top of the tea. Therefore, the tea is also known as bubble tea. You can use any tea to make almond milk tea. You may use black or green or any milk tea you like. The almond tea contains almond syrup or almond milk, which gives it a unique flavor. It is sometimes served with ice cream or tapioca pearls.
You can use dairy milk or cream with almond syrup; or you can use dairy milk substitute and almond milk to prepare the special tea. Those who are diagnosed with lactose intolerance or lactose allergy, need to use almond milk instead of cow milk. Almond milk is in fact as nutritious and healthy as cow milk. Let us first take a look at a quick recipe of almond tea.
Almond Milk Tea
You can prepare any type of tea and add almond milk to it instead of cow milk. You can also use flavored almond milk tea powder directly or you can add a few drops of almond syrup or a small quantity of almond extract to your favorite tea. Here is one simple recipe for you.
Take 4 cups (32 oz) of boiling water and add 8 tea bags of your favorite tea brand to it. Thus, make a strong tea. Let it steep for some time. Remove the bags after about 5 minutes. Pour this hot tea into cups. Add 1 tsp of almond syrup and a little steamed whole milk to each cup. Sprinkle a pinch of ground nutmeg or cinnamon powder in each cup, stir well and serve hot. If you don't want to use cow's milk, you can use almond milk to prepare cold tea. Just make an iced tea and add almond milk to it. Almond milk can be made by soaking some almonds overnight or for 5 - 6 hours, and blending them in a blender with some water. Before serving the cold tea, you can place tapioca pearls (boba) in each glass.
- 16 fl. oz. of Lollicup almond milk tea contains 340 - 660 calories.
- 12 fl. oz. of Chai Tea Smoothie with almond milk contains 150 calories.
- 1 cup of Chinese almond milk tea contains 133 calories.
- 1 cup of tea contains only 2 calories, and addition of 1 tbsp almond milk increases the number of calories to 10.
- 8 oz. tea latte made with almond milk contains 66 calories.
- 1 mug of Tetley tea with unsweetened almond milk contains 23 calories.
- 16 fl. oz. of Lite Almond Milk Tea with Bubbles (which includes non-dairy creamer instead of milk and splenda instead of sugar) contains 150 calories.
The information above shows that calories in almond milk tea may vary according to the method of preparation and according to the type and quantity of ingredients. Some of the varieties are very high in calories, while some contain fewer calories.
Lollicup tea with almond milk that contains 660 calories, comes with 1.08 g of total fat, 78 g of sugars, 1.13 g protein, 95 g carbohydrate and 108 g sodium. This tea does not contain dietary fiber. The data shows that it is loaded with calories and is high in sodium as well. So drinking this tea once in a while is okay, but excessive consumption should be avoided. I am sure you would like to read more on bubble tea nutrition.
The antioxidants in tea help strengthen the immune system and thus help improve the overall health of a person. Since almond milk contains unsaturated fat, it helps lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Almond milk does not contain cholesterol as well. The omega fatty acids from almonds promote the growth and repair of cells. Almond milk is packed with manganese, selenium, potassium, flavonoids and vitamin E. It strengthens your teeth and bones, improves heart health, and reduces the effects of aging. Just check the calories before enjoying the almond milk tea. Excessive calories can lead to weight gain and several health problems.