Chamomile tea latte is a great option for an evening drink. Personally I love chamomile tea, but as the weather cools down I yearn for the comfort that only a creamy drink can bring. Ideally I’d go for a flat white. However if I have caffeine after 5pm, I can’t sleep, and I am not a fan of decaf coffee. So more often than not I opt for a herbal tea, and it’s usually chamomile. There is something magical about sipping a hot drink, sitting on sofa wrapped in a fluffy gown, whilst reading a book or binge watching THAT particular Netflix show.
I broke my milk frother a while ago, so now I use my French press for to froth my milk. I haven’t looked back since I started doing it, as it’s so easy and mess free. All you need to do is add the warm milk in and give it a few strong pumps. I usually do 7, but 10 will give you a thicker froth.
I like to use 2 tea bags, but if you are using loose tea you can substitute that with 2 teaspoons. The important thing is to use good quality tea such as Teapigs.
The cardamom and cinnamon add an earthiness to the flavour, whilst the vanilla adds a touch of sweetness. I don’t tend to add sugar or other sweeteners to my chamomile tea latte, but if you fancy a little extra sweetness I suggest using honey.
Chamomile Tea Latte
- French Press
- 1/4 cup Boiling Water
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 2 Chamomile Tea Bags Or 2 teaspoons of loose chamomile tea
- 2 Cardamom Pods
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Honey OPTIONAL
- Add the teabags to the hot water and let it steep for 10 minutes
- In a saucepan heat the milk with the cardamom pods, vanilla extract and cinnamon
- Once the milk has heated up take out the cardamom pods and pour it into a French press
- Give it about 8-10 pumps or until you reach your desired frothiness
- Pour the tea into a mug and top it with the frothed milk. If adding honey mix it in the tea before adding the milk.
- Garnish with cinnamon and gold pieces if you wish