Sea Salt Foam Iced Green Tea

Get ready to experience the creamy delight of my Sea Salt Foam Iced Green Tea recipe! Inspired by the famed 85C Taiwanese bakery, this homemade sea salt foam, made with heavy cream, is delicately placed atop sweetened iced green tea, creating a refreshing and indulgent treat. Join me in the kitchen to make this delightful beverage and treat yourself to a taste of luxury without breaking the bank!

Sea salt foam iced green tea served in a glass tumbler topped with a sprinkle of matcha.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re craving that authentic coffee shop experience right at home, then you’ll love my take on this recipe! Inspired by the menu selections at Taiwanese bakery 85C and Asian coffee shops just like my Strawberry Milk Tea and Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee, this drink is a delightful concoction of sweet tea topped with my homemade Sea Salt Cream foam. I crafted it to be the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors that’s so delicious!

This hassle-free recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in a delicious drink without breaking the bank. So why wait? Let’s get brewing and savor every sip of this delightful beverage together!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Tea Jasmine Tea and Green Tea works best for this recipe, but can also use black tea or Oolong Tea if preferred.
  • Ice – standard size ice cubes.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Sea Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Whipping Cream – heavy cream, heavy whipping cream or double cream.

🍵 Tea Note

Tea Bags can be used as an alternative for brewing the tea if preferred, however, it’s important to note that the flavor may not be as robust compared to using loose tea leaves.

Loose leaf green Jasmine tea next to green tea bag for use in a tea cream foam froth recipe.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Start by brewing a cup of your preferred tea using your favorite brewing method. Mix in sweetener and then add ice.

Iced green tea with sweetener.

🍵 Steeping Pro Tip

Avoid Oversteeping the tea to prevent a bitter taste caused by excessive tannins. The recommended times are 3 minutes for Green and Jasmine Tea, 4 minutes for Oolong Tea, and 5 minutes for Black Tea.

Step 2 In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream and sea salt, then use a hand mixer to beat the mixture for 2-3 minutes until it becomes thick and frothy, while still maintaining a slightly runny texture.

Sea salt foam.

🌀 Mixing Pro Tip

The foam is ready once you lift the mixer and notice Peaks Formed in the mixture. This visual cue indicates the perfect consistency for achieving a smooth and creamy foam texture.

Step 3 Spoon this creamy foam on top of your tea.

Iced green tea topped with sea salt foam.

🥤 Serving Pro Tip

Sip the tea and savor the foam Without Mixing them together. The contrasting sweet tea and salty foam create the unique and special character of this beverage.

Recipe Variations

For a simple variation, try using my Iced Oolong Tea as your base to add a little more milkiness to the drink.  If you are looking to transform this recipe, swap out the base tea with coffee to craft a Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee. Or you could even put it onto of my Hot Matcha Latte to make my Sea Salt Matcha Latte variation! For a matcha twist, add some matcha powder to the foam cap on top to make my Matcha Cold Foam!

Sea salt foam iced green tea served in a glass tumbler topped with a sprinkle of matcha, top down.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of tea instead of green tea?

Yes, you can! Some recommended alternatives include jasmine, oolong, or black tea.

Can I make the sea salt foam ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator?

Absolutely! The sea salt foam can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 5-7 days.

Can I use a milk frother to make the sea salt foam?

Yes, you can use a milk frother, but the effectiveness may vary depending on its power.

Storage Tips

It’s best to enjoy the drink immediately after preparation for optimal taste. However, if there are leftovers, store them covered in the fridge for up to 1 day. For the sea salt foam, transfer it into an airtight container and refrigerate, where it will remain fresh for 5-7 days.

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Sea salt foam iced green tea served in a glass tumbler topped with a sprinkle of matcha.

Sea Salt Foam Iced Green Tea

Sea Salt Foam Iced Green Tea is a refreshing beverage featuring homemade sea salt foam atop sweetened iced green tea, inspired by the famed 85C Taiwanese bakery. Indulge in the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors with this delightful drink!
4.24 from 21 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: sea salt foam, sea salt foam recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
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Calories: 411kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Jasmine Loose Leaf Tea can sub with green, black or oolong tea
  • 12 oz Hot Water
  • 1/4 Cup Ice
  • 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for sea salt foam iced green tea.
  • Use your preferred method to steep tea leaves. My go-to is using the bottom dispensing tea pot for the simplicity and ease. Note - I recommend steeping the tea for at least 3-5 minutes depending on the type of tea being used.
    Tea being brewed.
  • In a serving glass, pour tea over ice, add sweetener and stir to dissolve. You can adjust sweetness level to your liking (we recommend adjusting per tsp of sweetener).
    Iced green tea with sweetener.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add whipping cream and sea salt. Beat on high until thick and frothy but still runny. About 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer.
    Sea salt foam.
  • Spoon whipped cream mixture on top of iced green tea and top with an optional sprinkle of sea salt.
    Iced green tea topped with sea salt foam.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 77mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. Omg this is also my favorite drink from 85 degrees! I have jasmine green on the way, but made it with chai since that’s what I have today. It’s so bomb!! Thanks so much!

  2. Joe Chavira

    Are you brewing Jasmine tea leaves (hot) for 5
    minutes they pouring it over ice or do you refrigerate it

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello! We pour the tea directly over ice, but if you have the time, you can chill in the refrigerator instead.

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