This lavender tea latte is a calming way to start your morning or wind down your day. Find out how to make it now on New Mind Nutrition.
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I remember being a kid and seeing my friend drink a mug of warm milk before bed every night. While I never personally tried it, it did always seem like such a soothing way to end your day.
Now as an adult, I’m always on the lookout for more ways to help calm my mornings and nights. And this lavender tea latte is an easy, tasty solution.
Despite having my undergrad and graduate degrees in nutrition and working as a dietitian for several years, I feel like just recently I’ve really started to appreciate how foods and beverages can affect our mood.
In the past, when I’ve had trouble sleeping I’ve reached for Nyquil. Feeling stressed? I would increase my exercise. Feeling anxious? I’d cry and just hope it’d pass eventually.
But after trying CBD and noticing that it really does help me with some of these issues, I started to open my mind to other products that really can help.
Afterall, CBD isn’t for everyone.
Not only does it interact with some medications, but it also just isn’t what’s best for everyone. And that’s more than okay. Personally, while I find it to be helpful from time to time, I don’t take it every day, or honestly every week.
So I’ve started researching much more on other natural herbs that can help relax our minds. And one of the first natural solutions I started looking into was lavender.
One of my first searches with lavender was to find out: Does lavender help with sleep?
While most of the studies have been small, both consuming lavender and smelling lavender essential oils have been linked with improvements in sleep quality and duration.
It’s also been shown to help reduce symptoms of anxiety.
To make lavender milk tea or a latte, you’ll need just a few ingredients:
There are two options for making lavender tea:
Whichever one you go with, you’ll start by first steeping your lavender flowers in hot water. I used a tea infuser basket to put the lavender in, and then I just submerged the leaves in a cup of boiling water.
If you don’t have an infuser, you can just steep the leaves directly in the water and then filter out the leaves using a fine mesh strainer.
Once your tea is steeped (takes about 5-7 minutes), you’ll stir in the honey and then pour the steamed or frothed milk on top.
If you want to make a homemade tea latte, you’re probably wondering how to froth milk.
In college, my go-to method was frothing milk in a French press. You can watch how in this video.
But essentially you’ll heat your milk/milk alternative, pour it into a french press, and pull up and press down on the plunger several times until your milk gets nice and frothy.
However, if you plan on making tea lattes frequently, then it may be worth investing in an automatic milk frother.
We own an espresso machine that has a frothing wand attached, so I just used that.
While whole milk froths the best, for alternative milks, I’ve had the best success with oat and almond milks.
Whether you’re looking to replace your morning cup of coffee or want a relaxing beverage to help you sleep, here are more homemade tea latte recipes to try:
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