Lavender Latte Recipe With a Twist of Tasty Tea
When times are tough, or even just a little stressful, what we eat or drink can really impact our wellbeing. For many folks, a warm cup of tea not only has beneficial antioxidants, but also a pleasant armona and gentle warmth. On that note, there are countless ways to incorporate tea into the beverages you love. To get started, check out a small collection of latte brews below, including an extra delicious lavender latte recipe.
Rose Chai Latte Using Rose Chai Tea
Make the most of your morning latte by infusing it with our rose chai tea. Our rose chai tea is made of fine Assam black tea and red rose. To make a rose chai latte, simply steep the rose chai tea in a cup of hot water and add your choice of milk or milk alternative. You can take this a step further by adding some food grade rose petals to milk and letting it sit in the refrigerator the night before. Strain the petals out when you're ready to use it.
Adding Candied Rose Petals
Another delicious addition to this recipe is adding candied rose petals. To make these, add a small amount of food grade rose petals to a bowl and then coat them with water and add in a teaspoon of sugar. Then, let them sit out to dry and once dry, store in an airtight container. When your latte is ready, you can add them to the top for a delicious flavor.
Blue Latte Recipe Using Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Now this is a way to add some extra excitement to your morning or nightly beverages. Our Butterfly Pea Flower tea comes from Thailand and brews into a radiant blue color. To incorporate this tea into a latte, you'll want to let about a ¼ cup of it steep in a mug of hot water for 3-8 minutes. Be mindful that if you steep it too long it can start to taste bitter.
While the tea is steeping, simmer some milk. When the tea has steeped and the milk is warm, combine them and add honey or a sweetener of your choice.
Which Milk to Choose?
The options of what milk to choose have exploded in recent years. If you're willing, it can be a lot of fun to make your own nut or grain-based milk. Oat milk is one of the simplest milks to make yourself. One way to go about making it is by adding half a cup of rolled oats to 2 cups of water and mixing them together in a blender. Then, strain out the oat solids.
Lavender Latte Recipe Using Oregon Rain Lavender Tea
This lavender latte recipe is one of our favorites. Using Oregon Rain Lavender Tea offers some extra flavors of lemon balm and rosemary for a very refreshing flavor. To make the lavender latte, you'll want to steep the tea for about 5-7 minutes. While this is steeping, you can simmer or froth some milk of your choice. Once the tea is steeped and the milk is ready, add the milk to the tea. You can also stir in some honey if you'd like.
How Do You Froth Milk?
To preface this, you don't need to froth your milk for a latte. Simply heating it up in a saucepan is a delicious option on it's own. However, if you do want to froth it, there are a couple ways to go about this. One method is to heat the milk, pour it in a french press and then pull up and down on the plunger until the milk is frothy.
If frothing milk is really your thing, you can invest in an automatic frother. Alternatively, if you have an espresso machine with a frothing wand attached, you can use that too.