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.