Creamy Irish Tea Recipe: A Warm, Wintertime Treat

Have you ever had a cup of tea that was so smooth and creamy that it felt like a warm hug? That’s the kind of feeling you’ll get from my Irish Creamy Tea recipe. There’s something special about a cup of tea that can take you to another place, evoke strong emotions, or just help you start your day on the right foot. This creamy Irish tea recipe does all of that and more.

Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can enjoy it at any time of the day, whether you’re feeling tired in the afternoon or need a pick-me-up in the morning. The aroma of the Irish breakfast tea combined with the sweetness of the cream will give your senses a pleasant surprise.

I can’t wait for you to try this recipe and experience its delicious and soothing flavors. So, put on a pot of water and let’s brew up some magic together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Creamy Tea
Irish Creamy Tea

Here’s why you’ll fall in love with this Irish Creamy Tea Recipe: it’s deliciously creamy, comforting, and easy to prepare. This recipe will be an instant hit for those craving a decadent and flavorful tea experience. The combination of Irish cream and Earl Grey creates a distinct taste that is both unique and satisfying.

Firstly, the Irish cream liqueur adds a rich and sweet flavor to your tea that stimulates your senses and leaves you with a warm feeling. Then there’s the breakfast tea. The Irish Breakfast tea is a strong blend of Assam and Kenyan tea leaves, which provides just the right balance of robustness and refreshing flavor to make this recipe simply irresistible.

But don’t be afraid to experiment with other varieties of black or green tea. Some alternatives like chai latte, cold brew or green tea can work just as well as the traditional variety.

Additionally, this recipe is also incredibly versatile. It can be served hot or cold, depending on your preference, and whipped cream can also be added for extra indulgence. You can adjust the sweetness to suit your taste buds by adding sugar or honey to enhance the flavors further.

Overall, this Irish Creamy Tea Recipe is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a cozy treat on a cold afternoon, an inviting drink to share at a social gathering, or even something decadent that can lift your mood after a long day — this creamy tea recipe has got you covered! So, what are you waiting for? Gather up those recipe ingredients and get brewing!

Ingredient List

 Savor the warm creaminess of Irish Creamy Tea
Savor the warm creaminess of Irish Creamy Tea

Ingredients for Irish Creamy Tea Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 3 tea bags (Irish Breakfast Tea or Earl Grey Irish)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 oz of Irish cream liqueur (Baileys or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • Whipped cream (optional topping)

For a homemade Earl Grey Irish, you will also need:
– 1 teaspoon of loose leaf Earl Grey tea
– 1/4 cup of Irish cream

Why these ingredients work for this recipe?

Irish Creamy Tea is a warm and comforting drink that pairs perfectly with the boldness of Irish Breakfast tea or the aromatic notes of Earl Grey tea. The addition of Irish cream liqueur gives it a rich and creamy texture while enhancing its flavor profile. Sugar is used to balance out the bitterness of the tea, while heavy cream adds an extra layer of richness. Adding whipped cream as a topping takes this tea to another level by giving it a velvety texture that complements the drink’s warmth.

Making the earl grey variation requires using loose leaf tea instead of a tea bag to get a more intense flavor. The use of homemade Irish cream liqueur makes it possible to adjust the alcohol content according to your preferences. Overall, the chosen ingredients work together seamlessly, creating a flavorful and satisfying drink perfect for any time of day.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in a cup of creamy goodness
Indulge in a cup of creamy goodness

Brewing the Perfect Irish Creamy Tea

Irish Creamy Tea is an ideal beverage for a winter morning or afternoon tea. It is well-known Irish Breakfast tea, enhanced with Irish cream and whipped cream that makes it hearty, creamy, and rich in flavor. Here’s how to make it:

Step 1: Brew Your Tea

Brew one cup of Irish breakfast tea in a teapot. Pour hot water into the teapot and add one tea bag of Irish Breakfast Tea. Allow the teabag to steep in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and pour the brewed tea into your serving cup.

Step 2: Add Irish Cream and Sugar

Pour two ounces (60 ml) of Irish cream into the brewed Irish Breakfast Tea.

If you prefer sweeter tea, add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar or more to taste. Stir gently until the sugar dissolves.

Step 3: Add Homemade Earl Grey Whipped Cream

To make Homemade Earl Grey Whipped Cream, follow these easy steps:

  1. Start by brewing Earl Grey tea in boiling water for about 5 minutes
  2. Let it cool down to room temperature
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup heavy cream, cooled Earl Grey tea (1/4 cup) and 2 tbsp sugar
  4. Whip on high speed with electric mixer until stiff peaks begin to form
  5. Spoon the whipped cream onto your Irish Creamy Tea

Step 4: Garnish with Cinnamon Powder or Nutmeg

If you prefer some extra flavor, garnish your creamy tea with Cinnamon powder or Nutmeg.

Now enjoy your hot and flavorful homemade Irish Creamy Tea!

Substitutions and Variations

 This Irish Creamy Tea is the perfect pick-me-up
This Irish Creamy Tea is the perfect pick-me-up

Are you looking for ways to make this Irish Creamy Tea recipe your own? Here are some substitutions and variations I recommend:

– Milk: This recipe calls for whole milk, but you could use any type of milk that you prefer, such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Keep in mind that the creaminess of the tea will vary depending on the type of milk you use.

– Irish Cream Liqueur: If you don’t have Irish cream on hand, you could substitute it with another cream liqueur such as Baileys. Alternatively, you could omit the alcohol altogether and make a non-alcoholic version of this tea.

– Tea Type: I recommend using Irish Breakfast tea or Earl Grey for this recipe, but you could experiment with other types of tea as well. Green tea or chai tea would also work well with the creamy flavors in this drink.

– Sweeteners: This recipe calls for sugar to sweeten the drink, but feel free to use honey or maple syrup instead. You could also adjust the sweetness level to your liking by adding more or less sweetener.

– Whipped Cream: For an extra indulgent touch, top your cup of tea with whipped cream. You could also experiment with different flavors of whipped cream such as vanilla or cinnamon.

By playing around with these substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe your own and create a personalized version of this traditional Irish drink.

Serving and Pairing

 Take your tea game to the next level with this creamy twist
Take your tea game to the next level with this creamy twist

Irish Creamy Tea is a versatile drink that goes well with various food items. It’s an ideal drink to serve during afternoon tea, Irish breakfast or breakfast tea. The creamy tea pairs perfectly with the traditional Irish breakfast which consists of bacon, eggs, black pudding and sausages.

You can also pair this creamy tea with other popular tea-time snacks such as scones, biscuits or muffins for the perfect snack. This drink is perfect for all weather conditions, whether warm or cold. On a hot day, enjoy your Irish Creamy Tea cold over ice while on colder days you can serve it piping hot.

Irish Creamy Tea also pairs well with desserts, particularly creamy desserts such as Tiramisu or cheesecake. Its velvety texture complements the rich sweetness of these desserts perfectly.

For those who like to enjoy their alcoholic beverages, Irish Creamy Tea will be a perfect match for Baileys Irish Coffee or Irish Whiskey. The rich, creamy flavors of the tea blend well with the bold and robust flavors of the whiskey.

In conclusion, there’s no limit to how you can serve and pair your Irish Creamy Tea recipe. It’s a refreshing drink that complements a wide range of food items and desserts. Don’t forget to try some unique combinations and share them with us in the comments section below!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A cup of Irish Creamy Tea is like a warm hug in a mug
A cup of Irish Creamy Tea is like a warm hug in a mug

Once you’ve brewed your Irish Creamy Tea, you can store any leftover portions in the refrigerator. It’s best to keep it in a sealed container to maintain its flavour and freshness.

If you are making this tea for a gathering or an afternoon tea party, consider prepping it ahead of time. Brew the tea as normal and then refrigerate it for later use. You can reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave when you’re ready to serve.

Another option is to prepare the tea mixture (minus the whipped cream topping) ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. When ready to serve, simply heat up the mixture and then add whipped cream on top.

This Irish Creamy Tea can also be served cold. If you prefer an iced drink, brew the tea as directed and let it cool down before refrigerating. For added flair, top it off with a cold foam made with heavy cream.

Whatever method you choose to follow, make sure to enjoy this rich and creamy tea within three days of making it for optimal freshness.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Cozy up with a cup of creamy tea heaven
Cozy up with a cup of creamy tea heaven

When making an Irish creamy tea, there are a few tips and tricks to ensure that you get perfect results every time. Here are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your tea experience.

Firstly, use the best quality ingredients available. The quality of your milk and Irish cream will make a big difference in the taste of your creamy tea. Choose fresh milk and a high-quality Irish cream liqueur for optimal flavor.

Another key tip is to brew your tea correctly. Whether you’re using earl grey or Irish breakfast tea, it’s essential to brew it properly to get the most flavor out of it. The recommended brewing time and temperature for Irish breakfast tea are 3-5 minutes at 212°F (100°C), while earl grey requires around 2-3 minutes at 190°F (87°C). If you over-brew your tea or let it cool down too much, it can adversely affect the taste and texture of the creamy tea.

When adding the cream, be sure to pour it slowly into the hot tea. This helps prevent lumps from forming and ensures that the consistency remains smooth and silky. For an extra touch of indulgence, whip some heavy cream with a tablespoon of sugar and serve on top.

If you’re looking to go beyond traditional Irish creamy tea, try experimenting with different types of teas such as green tea or chai latte for unique flavors. Similarly, you can add different spirit or liqueur options like Baileys or St. Brendan’s Irish Cream for an alcoholic version.

Finally, serve your Irish creamy tea with scones or biscuits for an authentic cream tea experience or enjoy on its own as a comforting treat anytime throughout the day. By following these tips, you’ll have perfect results every time you make this delicious recipe.


Now that we’ve covered all the necessary details about this delicious Irish Creamy Tea Recipe, it’s time to address some of the most frequently asked questions about this recipe. Whether you’re curious about substitutions, storage, reheating techniques or want to know more about the tea used in this recipe, this FAQ section will provide you with all the answers you need to make the perfect creamy tea every time. Let’s get into it!

What is in Irish cream tea?

Our Irish Cream Tea boasts a unique blend of Ceylon Black Tea leaves sourced from Sri Lanka, enlivened by the addition of vibrant Sunflower, Calendula and Cornflower petals, and infused with a touch of Blackberry leaves and all-natural flavouring. Together, these ingredients combine to create a delightfully rich and flavourful tea that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Do the Irish put milk in their tea?

In Irish culture, it is customary to enjoy a robust cup of tea with an ample amount of milk. The age-old practice of pouring milk into the tea cup prior to the addition of hot tea protected delicate china cups from cracking.

How to make Irish milk tea?

To prepare a perfect cup of Irish Breakfast tea, start by pouring hot water into a teapot filled with the tea. Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes, then strain the leaves. To add a creamy touch, you can pour milk into the teacup before pouring in the hot tea. This classic Irish tradition is to pour the milk before the tea, resulting in a robust yet velvety taste.

What is a creamy tea?

In the UK, there’s a delightful tradition of having an afternoon tea called “cream tea”. It typically includes tea, scones, a generous dollop of clotted cream (or whipped cream as a substitute), jam, and butter. It’s a simple yet satisfying treat that has been enjoyed for many generations.

Bottom Line

After trying this Irish Creamy Tea recipe, I’m convinced it’s a must-try for every tea lover who’s looking to add different flavors to their hot beverages. Whether you prefer a more traditional cup of tea or you’re looking for something boozy and creamy, this recipe has got you covered.

With its perfect blend of Irish cream, whipped cream, and milk, this recipe will leave you craving for more. Not to mention, it’s super easy to make and can be brewed in just a matter of minutes.

So next time you have a craving for a warm cup of tea, don’t hesitate to give this Irish Creamy Tea recipe a try. It’s sure to become your new favorite drink in no time!

Irish Creamy Tea

Irish Creamy Tea Recipe

I'm not really a tea drinker but I can handle it when sweetened like this, from Davinci.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Calories 18.7kcal


  • 30 ml irish cream syrup
  • brewed tea
  • 30 ml milk or 30 ml cream


  • Combine all ingredients in a 360ml mug.


Serving: 29g | Calories: 18.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 4.1mg | Sodium: 14.3mg

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