January 23, 2018 1

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil

Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with good for you MCT oil.
Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil | With Food + Love | Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with healthy fats like MCT oil and coconut oil and lightly sweetened with stevia for a zero carb, ketogenic diet and Whole30 approved breakfast drink. #ketodiet #ketodrinks #tealatte #mctoil

I love black tea.

I love it so much.

At times, I love it even more than I love coffee.

A cup of black tea gets me.

Especially, Irish breakfast tea.

Bold and strong.

Full of flavor and richness.

The stronger, the better.

According to Wikipedia, Ireland is number two in the world on a list of countries ranked in tea consumption. Pretty crazy, right? The Irish love their tea. So after my trip to Dublin last week {check out my exploring Dublin guide!} I returned to love tea again. I tend to do this. My morning drink routine changes between espresso and black tea and matcha and back to espresso again.

This frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blends together a steeped cup of Assam, milk or cream of your choice, a little pink salt and some healthy fat. Because I’m all about those healthy fats right now. Especially, MCT oil.

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fatty acid that is derived from coconut oil. Consider MCT oil as a super fuel for your cells. It sparks fat burn, increases mental clarity and helps lower your triglycerides and LDL {the bad cholesterol}.

MCT oil is odorless, colorless and tasteless. I have been using it in raw applications like in my coffee, tea, smoothies and salads. I’ve noticed I stay fuller longer when I consume MCT oil. I also feel a sense of clarity – especially when I consume it in my morning beverage.

I do want to note that MCT can be harsh on your stomach. I learned this the hard way. I was so excited to jump into incorporating MCT oil into my diet that I started with a tablespoon and it caused horrible stomach cramps and pains. If you have a sensitive or moody digestive system I recommend gradually adding this into your diet one teaspoon at a time.

Jump down to the recipe to see which MCT oil is my favorite. This drink is wonderful for those adhering to a plant-based or ketogenic diet. And it is also Whole30 approved.

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil | With Food + Love | Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with healthy fats like MCT oil and coconut oil and lightly sweetened with stevia for a zero carb, ketogenic diet and Whole30 approved breakfast drink. #ketodiet #ketodrinks #tealatte #mctoil

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil | With Food + Love | Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with healthy fats like MCT oil and coconut oil and lightly sweetened with stevia for a zero carb, ketogenic diet and Whole30 approved breakfast drink. #ketodiet #ketodrinks #tealatte #mctoil

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil | With Food + Love | Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with healthy fats like MCT oil and coconut oil and lightly sweetened with stevia for a zero carb, ketogenic diet and Whole30 approved breakfast drink. #ketodiet #ketodrinks #tealatte #mctoil

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil | With Food + Love | Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with healthy fats like MCT oil and coconut oil and lightly sweetened with stevia for a zero carb, ketogenic diet and Whole30 approved breakfast drink. #ketodiet #ketodrinks #tealatte #mctoil

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil | With Food + Love | Frothy Irish breakfast tea latte blended with healthy fats like MCT oil and coconut oil and lightly sweetened with stevia for a zero carb, ketogenic diet and Whole30 approved breakfast drink. #ketodiet #ketodrinks #tealatte #mctoil

Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 mins
Serves 1 cup

Any black tea will work, but traditional Irish breakfast tea is typically Assam and that is what I use. For more information see the notes section.

Ingredients

1 Irish breakfast tea bag {see notes}

2 tablespoons heavy cream or any non-dairy cream of your choice

pinch pink Himalayan salt

1 - 3 teaspoons MCT oil 

2 drops stevia or date syrup {optional}

Directions

For the best tasting cup of tea, heat your water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit {or nearly boiling}.

I use this Bonavita kettle to temp my water. 

Steep the Irish breakfast tea for 5 minutes. And then discard the tea leaves. 

Add the steeped tea to a blender with the cream, salt, MCT oil and stevia if desired. Blend for 20 seconds and serve hot. 

This is also super refreshing tea latter served chilled over ice. 

Recipe Notes

You can use 1 tea bag Irish breakfast tea or 3 grams loose Assam tea. Steeping temperatures and times will be the same. This is the MCT oil that I prefer. It is sustainably sourced and coconut derived. As noted in this blog post, MCT can bother your stomach if it is not incorporated into your diet slowly. I recommend starting with 1 teaspoon and working your way up to a tablespoon.

 

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One Response to "Frothy Irish Breakfast Tea Latte with MCT Oil"

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    Christiann

    January 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    This looks so delicious! I love the fresh take on your classic cup of tea.

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