Rooibos Latte


I recently visited a coffee shop in the West Village that made a delicious chamomile latte and it gave me the idea for this latte. I've been making and drinking this almost every night. Rooibos doesn't have any caffeine so it's a great evening tea. It also has very little tannin, so no matter how long you steep it for, it'll never get bitter. 

Makes 2 cups 

1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons rooibos
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup milk (I use soy.)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
honey (optional) 

Electric milk frother (or use a French press to froth milk)
Tall container (I used the glass from a French press.) or froth in the saucepan.

1. Boil water and take off heat. Steep rooibos for about 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract.
2. Heat milk in a saucepan & pour into a tall container. Whisk to create froth.
3. Pour rooibos, then milk into 2 mugs. Add honey as needed. Top with cinnamon. Enjoy!

Posted on April 2, 2013 .