Calming Chamomile Tea Lattes

Hey, y’all! It’s been warm in North Carolina recently. I love the warm weather, but I’m really not ready for it yet. I’m still in hibernation mode, which is why I’m stoked that the temps are taking a dip this weekend. Giving me the perfect opportunity to wear this adorbs new sweater… and to make my favorite calming chamomile tea lattes.

Calming Chamomile Tea Lattes

 

I stumbled across chamomile tea lattes when I gave up coffee last year. Giving up those delicious doses of caffeine was hard, but my mental health demanded it. Caffeine triggers anxiety – and the last thing I want is something to kickstart my racing thoughts. What I need is something yummy and relaxing. Chamomile tea lattes are both.

Does Chamomile Really Work To Soothe Anxiety?

Scientific studies have found that chamomile really does have a calming effect. This is due to its active ingredient, apigenin. Apigenin is a mild sedative that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain and produces a relaxed state. Apparently, this effect is strong enough that it even works on those who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper Quote

How to Make Calming Chamomile Tea Lattes at Home

Before you start making lattes, you’ll want to pull together your utensils and ingredients. You’ll need a saucepan, something to froth with (I use a bullet blender), and mugs.

Ingredients

  • Honey Vanilla Chamomile Tea. I would usually use plain chamomile tea for this recipe, but this is my go-to and what I had on hand.
  • Milk. I use 2%, but feel free to use whole or soy, if you prefer.
  • Vanilla Extract. Vanilla has been proven to have stress-relieving properties.
  • Honey. I may be a little biased, but this is the best honey ever. If you make an order, bee sure to tell them Cassie sent you!
  • Ground Cinnamon. Like vanilla, cinnamon has been shown to reduce anxiety.
  • Nutmeg. Nutmeg is totally optional, but I love the way it compliments the cinnamon in these lattes.

Directions

  1. Put 2 cups of milk, 2 teabags, and a dash of cinnamon in your saucepan. Heat on Medium-High until bubbles begin to form. You’ll want to monitor the saucepan to ensure the milk doesn’t scorch.
  2. Turn off the heat. Allow the tea to steep for the next 5 minutes.
  3. Discard the teabags. Pour the hot milk into your blender. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of honey to the mixture. Blend until the lattes reach your desired texture. *Keep in mind the milk will expand as bubbles form.
  4. Pour into two mugs. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Enjoy!

Seriously, y’all have got to get in the kitchen to whip these up after a rough day. Bonus points for going the extra mile and grounding while you do it!

Calming Chamomile Latte

 

Be sure to drop a comment below to let me know if you’ve made these before. Do you like them? If not, what’s your favorite hot beverage? I’d love to give it a try!

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