Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte

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This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time!

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I created this Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte during the weeks of nonstop rain. Tea is very popular during dreary weather and I wanted to sip on something that would match the mood.

There needed to be a floral and soothing component, representing hope for spring after weeks of rain and for the image of green hills emerging out of the mist. 

Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte

One of my personal favorite drinks to indulge in during rainy weather is a London Fog (Earl Grey Tea Latte). But it didn’t really match the flavor profile I was looking for. Black tea also gets me more hyped up than coffee.

This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | www.megiswell.com

I settled on chamomile tea and rosehips. Chamomile tea has a soothing and calming influence on the body and mind. It’s floral with a slightly bittersweet bite. To cut that bite down and create a different tasting tea latte, I made a Rosehip Simple Syrup.

This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | www.megiswell.com

Tea Latte Tips

These are some tips that can apply to any tea latte:

Steeping

Double the strength of the brew by increasing the amount of tea and decreasing the amount of water. For regular tea, the formula is usually 1 teaspoon tea + 1 cup water + steep time. For tea lattes do 2 teaspoons tea + ½ cup water + steep time.

Don’t extend the steeping time. It can result in a bitter cup of tea. Herbal teas are the exception to the rule though.

My favorite way of brewing loose leaf tea for lattes is the Teavana Perfectea Maker.

Different methods of frothing the milk:

Using a milk frother is the easiest method and they really aren’t that expensive. I bought mine for $2.99.

To use a French press just add heated milk and plunge the heck out of it. I take the glass out of the metal holder and microwave the milk in it too, which means less clean up. It takes some arm work but it creates a really thick and velvety foam.

You can shake milk in a jar. I’ve never tried it but have seen videos.

Milk

Do equal parts tea and milk: ½ cup tea + ½ cup milk.

Use whatever milk floats your boat. Dairy milks are thicker and you won’t get as much of that pretty “latte separation.” But you get more foam. Non-dairy milks (nut and soy) are thinner and will separate nicely. Soymilk produces nice foam but I have a hard time getting decent foam from nut milks.

I’m a firm believer in using simple syrups. I think adding the syrup first produces a better latte but there is absolutely no science behind this. It’s just what I feel.

Love Me Tender

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. There is a very slight pink-lavender blush to the Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte, especially if you use nut milk. It comes from the Rosehip Simple Syrup.

This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | www.megiswell.com

These pictures don’t bring out that color very much. I used whole milk, which creates a cloudier but foamier latte (foam = cool pictures). I also strengthened the rosehip infusion to get more color and flavor after the pictures were already taken.

Anyway, rosehips had many meanings and uses throughout history. But wearing them in a string about the neck was supposed to attract love.

This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | www.megiswell.com

I still choose to think of this Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte as a rainy day soothing drink. But I guess it fits in pretty well with Valentine’s Day right? Lucky accident. You could have a Valentine’s Day tea party along with these romantic looking Matcha Frosted Sugar Cookies. Happy Valentine’s Day!

5 from 4 votes

Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte

This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time!
Servings 1
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

Rosehip Simple Syrup

Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte

  • 2 tablespoons Rosehip Simple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chamomile tea
  • 1/2 cup water (hot, near boiling)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water

Instructions

Rosehip Simple Syrup

  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat on medium high until just before boiling and the liquid is clear, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and add the rosehips. Cover and steep for 20 minutes.
  • Strain the rosehips out and use the syrup immediately or let it cool completely and then store in a mason jar in the fridge. 

Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte

  • Heat a cup in the microwave until it’s warm.
  • Add 2 tablespoons Rosehip Simple Syrup.
  • Add 2 heaping teaspoons of chamomile tea to infuser/strainer of choice. Pour a 1/2 cup of hot water over the tea, cover, and steep for 10 minutes (if steeping tea directly into a cup, put a plate on top-if steeping tea in a separate device make sure the lid is closed).
  • Take the strainer out or pour/drip the tea into the cup.
  • Heat milk of choice in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds until steaming and just about to boil. Or heat it in a small sauce pan. 
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon rose water and then froth with a milk frother. Pour into cup and serve.

Notes

Prep time does not include making the Rosehip Simple Syrup.
*I think the best order to add simple syrup to lattes is first: syrup, tea or coffee, milk. But depending on your tea brewing method, add it at different times. If you have a Teavana Perfectea tea maker or cup-sized mesh infusers and mesh balls, you can easily add the syrup first. If you put your loose leaf tea in reusable cloth bags or filters, consider adding the simple syrup after your tea has steeped-they end up collecting all the simple syrup and the tea doesn’t infuse as well sitting in the syrup.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | www.megiswell.com
This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | Soothing Drinks | Before Bed | Sleepy Time Tea Latte | www.megiswell.com
This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | Soothing Drinks | Before Bed | Sleepy Time Tea Latte | www.megiswell.com
This Rosehip Chamomile Tea Latte is a floral and herbal twist on the London Fog. It’s meant to soothe and calm the body and mind, making it perfect for dreary weather snuggle time! | Soothing Drinks | Before Bed | Sleepy Time Tea Latte | www.megiswell.com

Join the Conversation

  1. This looks so amazing and dreamy!! I love all the tips you provide too! So happy I stumbled onto your blog.

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy you stumbled over here too!

  2. 5 stars
    Hello Megan!
    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for featuring my recipe on your Facebook page. Your page is full of the yummiest recipes. I’m so glad I found your blog. Your recipes look delicious and so creative, and your photos are so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your journey with ulcerative colitis and spreading awareness. I’m sorry to admit that I’m one of those people who didn’t know what it was.
    Your Rosehip Chamomile sounds so soothing and relaxing. Definitely what I’d love right now. Can’t wait to try it!
    All the best wishes,
    Kelly Shaban
    Foodtasia

    1. Hey Kelly-no problem! Those smashed potatoes needed to be shared! And thanks so much for visiting and reading about my journey, that means a lot ❤️

  3. wow! I drink tea every single day but it’s always the typical Indian spice tea. Need to try this out soon.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this this morning, but I only had dried lavender so I made it with a lavender simple syrup using your instructions. It turned out so yummy, I’m going to have to try it with rosehip when I get my hands on some!

    1. Yeah! I’m so happy! So far I’ve heard that it also tastes great with hibiscus flowers too! I want to try a lavender version ?

  5. I love anything Chai Tea.. and I love that froth on top. I know for sure this will be delicious. Cannot wait to try soon.

  6. Your photos are beautiful! I love chai tea latte, and need to give this recipe a try!

  7. Amazing pictures, have to try this recipe someday 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    I love chai tea lattes. How have I never heard of or thought to use other types of tea? Genius!

    1. Haha.Yes. I was so stuck on Earl Grey/London Fog lattes that I forgot that I could easily use other teas. Now the flavor combinations are endless!

  9. What a cozy drink! I love this tea latte!

  10. This looks absolutely beautiful AND delicious! I love tea, I can’t wait to try this. 🙂

    1. Thanks Kristine!

  11. 5 stars
    This sounds soooo yummy! I’m scared to use rosehips because I the only time I had rosehip tea I got sick… but they do smell so yummmmmy! Maybe I’ll try this with just the chamomile!

    1. Oh no! That’s a bummer! The amount of rosehips used in the drink is very small but if you’re still unsure, you could use hibiscus flowers instead. That way you could still get the flowery simple syrup!

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