Green tea is a healthy beverage to integrate into your life. It has calming effects, it helps to boost metabolism, and it also tastes delicious. Green tea has enough caffeine to satisfy the most compulsive coffee drinkers, so swapping coffee for tea in the morning is fairly easy.
With green tea’s calming effects, it’s also a great drink to wind down with. It’s really easy to make a relaxing green tea latte, perfect for after dinner or work. This latte is full of healthy ingredients and will leave you chilled out.
A green tea latte starts with some quality green tea. Brew your green tea using a well-trusted brand of teabags. Allow the tea to steep for at least 10 minutes before using, but the longer you steep the more flavorful your tea will be. Having a pronounced green tea flavor reinforces the healthy calming effects.
To make this a perfect latte, froth the milk before adding it to the tea. Using a milk frother is ideal, but if you don’t have one, no problem. You can use an immersion blender in a saucepan over very low heat, and the milk with froth in the same way. Use almond milk or any other milk that you like.
Another calming ingredient in this latte is honey. Orange-blossom honey is a delicious sweetener with citrus undertones. This latte needs a little sweetness to set it over the top. If you have a different variety of honey that you enjoy, you can use that.
There are lots of warming spices in this latte to contribute to its calming effects. Ground ginger is known as a stomach aid, calming a nauseous belly and promoting digestion. Ground cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories for a healthy body. A healthy body is a relaxed body.
The last spice in this latte is turmeric. Turmeric is a heart-healthy superfood that supports immunity and aids in digestion. It fights inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Healthy bodies mean healthy minds.
The last important ingredient in this healthy green tea latte is lemon. Lemon and green tea are a natural flavor combination, as lemon wedges are commonly added to hot tea. The acidity offsets the sweetness from the honey perfectly, making this a balanced and flavorful coffeehouse tea.
To enjoy this as an iced latte, allow the tea and honey mixture to cool completely before serving over ice. Add the almond milk over top along with the spices. No matter if you serve it warm or cold, this green tea latte is relaxing and delicious.
This calming tea latte is a great morning drink or afternoon pick me up. If you are not a coffee drinker but like a caffeine boost, green tea is the best warm beverage to wake you up or calm you down. If you avoid caffeine, feel free to find a caffeine-free variety of green tea for your perfect iteration of this beverage.
Begin by preparing your tea. Drop your green tea bag into a large mug and pour over 1 cup of boiling water from the kettle. Allow the teabag to steep for at least 10 minutes for a strong green tea flavor.
In a small saucepan, heat your almond milk over low heat. Using an immersion blender, blend your milk over the heat until bubbly and frothy.
To the hot tea, add your honey, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and a squeeze of lemon wedge. Stir to combine and to melt the honey into the tea. Put the lemon wedge directly into the drink after squeezing.
Top the spicy drink with almond milk and foam. Top with a light sprinkle of more cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric before serving hot.
To make this an iced latte, allow the tea and honey mixture to cool completely before mixing with the almond milk and spices. Serve over ice.