The Best Chamomile Tea Latte

Take your herbal tea game to the next level with this Chamomile Tea Latte. I’ll show you my secret trick to making the perfect latte froth using a French press.

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I can’t drink caffeine after 4PM otherwise I’m lying in bed for hours staring at the ceiling. But sometimes I want a nice, frothy drink in the evening and that’s when this Chamomile Tea Latte comes to the rescue.

You can just steep some chamomile tea in milk, but I’ve experimented over the years and I came up with my own recipe that tastes delicious and best of all, easy to make.

It’s a basic chamomile tea latte but I’ve punched it up a bit by adding in cloves, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

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What I Used to Make This Recipe:

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How to Make a Chamomile Latte

Everything but the vanilla extract goes into a saucepan.

Medium-low heat until little bubbles form on the sides of the pan and let it simmer for a couple of minutes before turning off the heat. I don’t do a full boil since I don’t want to burn the milk.

After the steep, I add a little vanilla extract. I don’t like to add any sweeteners but you can certainly add some honey to taste.

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Here’s a trick to getting the perfect froth if you don’t have a latte maker — use a French press! 

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Once the chamomile tea milk has fully steeped and strained of the chamomile, cloves, and cinnamon stick, I pour the chamomile tea milk into a French press then give it a good 5-8 pumps.

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The result is a smooth, lovely froth. The milk goes double in volume. Pour into two mugs and give it a little sprinkling of ground cinnamon. Done!

The cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla extract add a nice depth of flavor and the froth created from the french press creates the perfect texture.

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Chamomile Tea Latte Recipe Tips

Use loose tea 
If possible, always use loose tea instead of the ones in tea bags. If you like to use tea bags, get sachets instead of flat tea bags since they tend to use better quality tea in sachets.

Hold onto the French press lid 
Make sure to press down and hold the lid of the French press so that you don’t make a mess when pumping.

Try different spices
I’ve found that most of the chai ingredients work well with chamomile tea lattes so try it next time with star anise, cardamom or nutmeg.

Sweeten with honey
To make the recipe a little sweeter, add in a tablespoon of honey at the same time you add in the vanilla extract.

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Chamomile Tea Latte

Chamomile Tea Latte

Yield: Makes 2 servings 

Take your herbal tea game to the next level with this Chamomile Tea Latte.


  • 2 cups milk (Any milk of your choice.)
  • 2 tablespoons loose chamomile tea
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cloves, crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick + ground cinnamon


In a saucepan, heat milk on medium-low heat with chamomile, cinnamon stick, and cloves.

When little bubbles form along the sides of the pan, let it simmer for a couple of minutes before turning off the heat. With the heat turned off, steep for 5-10 minutes depending on how patient you are.

In a french press, use a strainer to separate the chamomile tea milk by filtering out the chamomile, cloves, and cinnamon stick.

Add vanilla extract to the milk.

Move the french press plunger 5-8 times to froth.

Pour the chamomile tea latte into 2 mugs and sprinkle on ground cinnamon.

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  • Georgia | Notes on Tea
    6 years ago

    Brilliant, Jee. I think I will try this with rooibos.

    • I never made this recipe. Why not?! It looks so good. Thanks for the nudge. I won’t use rooibos though.

      • Jee
        2 years ago

        I’m going to come up with a rooibos latte recipe so you should try that!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    Thanks, Georgia! Rooibos sounds excellent.

  • Beth R
    6 years ago

    I'd like to try the Chamomile tea.

  • Kate
    6 years ago

    Can't wait to make this for my next snow day in!

    xx Kate

    The Hag Blog

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    HI Beth, Kate, it's pretty tasty so give it a try!

  • 2 years ago

    Sounds delicious! Never thought of using rooibos in a latte, great 🙂

    • 2 years ago

      Oh no, I commented on the wrong latte, HOWEVER both seems delicious!

      • Jee
        2 years ago

        Hi Stine Mari, both are delicious!

  • Lynn
    2 years ago

    I find it frustrating to attempt to read your site only to find it covered in ads for depression meds,

    • Jee
      2 years ago

      Lynn, are you viewing the site on mobile or desktop?

  • Elizabeth
    2 years ago

    What if I don’t have a French press?

    • Jee
      2 years ago

      Hi Elizabeth, if you don’t have a French press, you can use a jar with a tight seal. Put some warm milk halfway into the jar, tightly close the lid and give it a good shake for about 30 seconds. You won’t get as nice a froth as from the French press though.

      Or, you can use a blender or a hand blender but I find those to be too much to clean up.

  • Kika
    1 year ago

    I just made this for my mother. We both loved it. I forgot the vanilla though. Still yummy. Thanks a million!

    • Oh, How Civilized
      1 year ago

      Hi Kika, wonderful! Happy to hear you made and enjoyed it!

  • Elizabeth
    10 months ago

    This is excellent! Thank you for sharing. It worked perfectly. I have no idea how I did not think of this before. I gotta have my lattes. I have no idea how many pumps I have the french press. I just kept going until I got my desired froth level.

    • Oh, How Civilized
      10 months ago

      Hi Elizabeth, the froth takes the lattes to another level!

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