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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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!

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.

Chamomile Tea Latte Recipe Tips

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

Makes 2 servings 

INGREDIENTS
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

DIRECTIONS
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. Enjoy!

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//Gentle Blossom tea courtesy of Tealia.//

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10 Comments

  • Georgia | Notes on Tea
    5 years ago

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

    • 5 months ago

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

      • Jee
        5 months ago

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

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    5 years ago

    Thanks, Georgia! Rooibos sounds excellent.

  • Beth R
    5 years ago

    I'd like to try the Chamomile tea.

  • Kate
    5 years ago

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

    xx Kate

    The Hag Blog

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    5 years ago

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

  • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago

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

      • Jee
        2 months ago

        Hi Stine Mari, both are delicious!

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