If you love ginger, learn how to make this delicious tea latte.
During the winter months it’s great to warm up with spices- especially ginger.
Ginger is an amazing plant that has numerous health benefits. The root is most commonly used for creating teas, tinctures, cooking, and baking. It’s one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices and is known to help with digestion, inflammation, vertigo, exhaustion, relieve menstrual cramps, symptoms of cold and flu, and nausea.
I’ve created a tea latte with this amazing root and it’s the perfect winter time treat. This latte is especially soothing when you’re feeling under the weather, having menstrual cramps, or just need some comfort on a rainy afternoon.
How to make a ginger tea latte.
Viking Slumber Tea Latte Recipe
This recipe makes a 16 oz tea latte. You will need the following:
Calm the Viking herbal tea blend // 2 teaspoons
Organic ginger essential oil *please make sure you can ingest the brand you are using. Not all brands are created equal and some are not ok for consumption. The brand I use IS ok to consume in SMALL amounts. // 1 drop
Honey // 1 tablespoon
Milk of your choice (I use almond) // 3 oz
Milk steamer or frothing wand
Start by brewing your tea: measure 2 heaping teaspoons of Calm the Viking tea (make sure you really shake up the bag or test tube- the ginger tends to fall to the bottom) and add 12 oz boiling water. Brew for 6 to 8 minutes. While tea is brewing, add 1 tablespoon honey to your mug (add more honey if you want a sweeter latte) and just ONE drop of ginger essential oil. While you’re still waiting for your tea to brew, measure out 3 oz milk and steam/froth (steaming your milk will add air to the tea, making it hot and thick). When your tea is done, strain into your mug, stir the tea, honey, and oil together, top with your steamed milk.
Things to note:
If you don’t have a steamer or a frothing wand you can always just add in warm milk. Sometimes I just pour in cold milk instead of steaming it and it’s still delicious! Also, essential oil tends to float to the top of the drink (because oil & water don’t mix!), so it may be a little strong on your first sip. Eventually it will settle, so don’t be alarmed!
To make this tea latte vegan, you can choose a non dairy milk like almond, soy, or oat, and substitute the honey for 1-2 oz of simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water), agave, or any other sweetener you choose.
If you make this latte at home tag me on Instagram @lunateaco - I love seeing what people create!