Sleepytime Tea Latte

This sleepytime tea latte is perfectly cozy and tasty on its own, but a few palmiers (or French butterfly cookies) don't hurt. #chamomile #peppermint #tea #tealatte #soymilk

this sleepytime tea latte is basically a chamomile peppermint latte, made with cozy tea and frothy soy milk, perfect to sip on during a cold afternoon.

this chamomile peppermint latte is inspired by the snowbird from voyager craft coffee. anyone who has ever taken a trip with me or been in a plane or a car or a train near me can attest to how much i don’t need a drink like this (i can’t sing or dance but look ma i can conk out in less than a minute!), but there’s something so cozy about a mug of this on a cold day when some alone time and a fuzzy blanket is all the company i want.

wanted to get the vibes right in my pictures, so i added a few of my go-to hard-copies (all on the older side, because i’m more of a library person than a bookstore person these days). the tagine inside of david lebovitz’s the sweet life of paris is a sure fire way to make me eat chicken, i used to quote molly wizenberg like a broken record when this memoir came out (don’t all 13 year olds?), and i was definitively enmeshed in that ya dystopian hype. excuse me while i barricade away from the world under a blanket, crack open a homemade life (hunger games is hitting a little close to home rn), and exchange my blood for sleepytime tea lattes and honey lemon tea.

Curl up on a cold day with some books and this sleepytime tea latte, made with chamomile and peppermint teas. #chamomile #peppermint #tea #tealatte #soymilk

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5 from 6 votes
This sleepytime tea latte is perfectly cozy and tasty on its own, but a few palmiers (or French butterfly cookies) don't hurt. #chamomile #peppermint #tea #tealatte #soymilk
Sleepytime Tea Latte
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Steep Time
20 mins
Total Time
6 mins
This sleepytime tea latte is a chamomile peppermint latte, made with herbal teas for a soothing tea latte perfect for winding down a cold winter night.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, chamomile, decaf, drinks, egg-free, milk, milk tea, non-alcoholic, non-dairy, nut-free, peppermint, soy milk, tea, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 75 kcal
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 3/4 cup steamed milk
  1. Place the tea bags in a mug with the hot water. Let steep for 20 minutes before squeezing the liquid out of the tea bags back into the mug. Add the milk and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

I like using vanilla soy milk for this; it adds a touch of sweetness and you don’t have to add any sugar/honey/etc after.

If you’re into frothed milk, then you can use a milk frother. You can also whisk the milk after you heat it up to give it some bubbles.

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26 Replies to “Sleepytime Tea Latte”

  1. This is so good for after dinner / before bed 🙂

    1. yes! i might make a cup for myself right now (:

  2. Love the sound of this, a really nice blend of flavours.

    1. thanks caroline! the combo of peppermint and chamomile is so tasty (i like them better together than separate).

  3. Oh this latte looks so comforting. Your stack of books looks interestingly similar to mine. Except instead of Hunger games, I have “Everything I never told You.” So good. Thanks for the recipe and lovely photos.5 stars

    1. “a homemade life” is a classic! she’s apparently writing another memoir (not food related but i’m so excited to see it). haven’t read “everything i never told you” yet but heard good things so i’ll add it to my list!

  4. Sounds like a great idea and now I know how to make it, thanks to you! Looks like I need to try this soon! 🙂5 stars

    1. thanks kim – it’s a pretty easy dump and stir kind of tea (;

  5. The name of this tea just makes me feel cozy!! I will definitely have to curl up with a mug of this on a cold day!! Xoxo

    1. perfect! wishing you have all the cozy vibes (:

  6. I’m getting sleepy looking at this sleepy latte:) Drinking milk before bed time has been an age old Indian tradition for the same reason. I’m totally in.5 stars

    1. ooh yes! i used to love steamed milk before bed (:

  7. I think we all need a drink like this to calm down before bed. And how nice to treat yourself. Personally I also love the book selection!5 stars

    1. definitely! and i drink plain tea all the time, so milky sweet tea almost feels like a treat.

  8. Hah, I used to be like you and conk out in mere seconds. Since having kids, my mind races a bit more at night. I need to try out your sleepytime tea!

    1. yes, it’s super nice for winding down with! (and honestly, sometimes i make a cup for myself at work if it’s been a rough morning).

  9. Ohh that jasmine tea looks lovely. I’m usually more of a coffee person, but this one looks too good.

    1. thanks! there are definitely still times i have coffee at night (even when i shouldn’t lol), but it’s nice to mix it up (:

  10. What a lovely blend of flavours, and perfect for just before bed.

    1. thanks emma! really nice for a cold afternoon when you’re too stubborn to turn on the heater, too (;

  11. While still waiting for colder days to come, I’m keeping this one waiting for the season to wear long sleeves ….. Thank you dear !5 stars

    1. hope it’s cool enough for you to make a cup (: happy winter!

  12. Yum! It needs to get cold out in LA for me to appreciate the peppermint latte, hehe. I haven’t been to the library in so long. Love that this tea is so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me5 stars

    1. oh yes- remember (and miss!) that mild fall and winter in southern california!

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