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.
- ¼ cup hot water
- 1 chamomile tea bag
- 1 peppermint tea bag
- ¾ cup steamed milk
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.
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.
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.
Kim Lange says
Sounds like a great idea and now I know how to make it, thanks to you! Looks like I need to try this soon! 🙂
Maria | kitchenathoskins says
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.
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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!
While still waiting for colder days to come, I'm keeping this one waiting for the season to wear long sleeves ..... Thank you dear !
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!
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