Chamomile tea lattes combine delicious floral tea with creamy milk and a hint of honey. But they can be a little pricey at the coffee shop, so why not try making one at home?
Keep reading to find our simple chamomile tea latte recipe, plus brewing tips and flavor suggestions. You’ll be sipping a warm cup of creamy tea before you know it!
Chamomile Tea Latte
- Small saucepan
- Strainer (if using loose tea)
- Milk frother, immersion blender, or whisk
- Tall latte glass
- 2 chamomile tea bags or 1 tablespoon loose leaf tea
- 1 cup milk any kind
- 1 teaspoon honey or white sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chamomile flowers or ground cinnamon optional
- Pour your milk into a small saucepan. Add the honey and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Don’t forget to stir regularly to keep the milk from burning!
- Add your chamomile tea bags or loose leaf tea. Let the milk and tea simmer for another 30 seconds, and then turn off the heat. Leave the pan covered for 8 to 10 minutes until the tea fully steeps.
- Remove the tea bags or strain out the tea leaves. Then add the vanilla extract and lightly froth the milk using a milk frother, immersion blender, or whisk.
- Pour the chamomile latte into a tall glass. Spoon on your milk foam at the end. You can sprinkle on a few chamomile flowers or a little ground cinnamon as a fun garnish. Enjoy your soothing chamomile tea latte!
Chamomile Tea Latte Tips
One of the best benefits of making a chamomile tea latte at home is that you can alter the flavor as much as you want! Here’s what you need to know about this tasty latte:
What is chamomile, anyway?
Chamomile is a flowering plant closely related to the daisy. You might spot the tiny white flowers growing along fences or in meadows! Chamomile tea is made by steeping the dried flowers in hot water. It’s an herbal tea, so it doesn’t contain tea leaves or caffeine.
In terms of flavor, chamomile is mellow and smooth, with slight hints of apple and delicate floral notes. It goes especially well with honey!
Other Kinds of Tea
Chamomile tea is tasty in latte form, but you can substitute a different kind of tea if you’d like. Try a chai tea blend for a chai tea latte or an Earl Grey for a cozy London Fog latte. If you want caffeine in your cup, stick with black or green teas, both of which will contain at least a little caffeine. Want to add coffee to your cup? Try a dirty chai latte made with chai tea, milk, and espresso.
What kind of milk works best?
Chamomile tea lattes are delicious with basically any kind of milk, including regular and non-dairy options. We particularly enjoy almond milk in this recipe — the slightly nutty flavor goes well with the floral tea — but other great options include coconut milk, regular milk, oat milk, and soy milk. Try your favorite kind of milk and see what you think!
The Bottom Line
Ready to start enjoying a rich cup of chamomile tea? We hope you enjoy this easy, inexpensive chamomile tea latte recipe! Replace that wallet-lightening trip to the coffee shop with a little home brewing.
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