Guys, I have to admit something: I have been drinking a LOT more caffeine than a normal human probably should lately. With school, Thanksgiving break, black Friday, Cyber Monday, parenting and basically just breathing lately I have just wanted a) more energy and b) something with a little more pizzazz than plain water. Although I feel like I should say that we are pretty spoiled here in Arkansas with our delicious drinking water – no where else has it as good as we do!
Regardless, I’m still getting in a good amount of water on the daily, but even with that the caffeine thing has to slow down. Sure, I drink decaf at times and I like it, but why not take advantage of a good reason to hop into the kitchen and play with new flavors?
Let’s talk tea for a minute. I’m super picky when it comes to my tea, hot or cold, and while I certainly see the benefit in drinking it on the regular I can never seem to find my favorite flavors when I’m actually looking for them! See, black tea is fine but I only like it iced. Green tea is (in my humble opinion) only good when complimented with fruit flavors. And rooibos (red tea) is my all-time favorite forever and ever amen…but I only like it either plain or with spices. None of this orange or peach or vanilla flavor for me!
Roobios already has a naturally sweet flavor, and when you add a little sweet cinnamon and almond milk it really just makes it a cup of heaven. My favorite rooibos is from Republic of Tea (this isn’t an ad, I just really like this brand); the quality is great and super consistent! I also like to amp up the latte with a little coconut or MCT oil, plus it makes a creamier finished product, and the extra fat helps me focus about halfway through the day 😉
You guys, you could totally make the latte with any tea you like, but I would LOVE if you fell as deeply in love with rooibos as I have. Enjoy!
SPICY ROOIBOS ALMOND TEA LATTE
Makes 1 latte
- 4 ounces filtered water
- 1 bag rooibos tea of choice
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2-5 drops stevia
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 small pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
- Heat the water to a rolling boil.
- Steep the tea bag in the water for 5 minutes, then gently squeeze the water out of the tea bag.
- While the tea is steeping, microwave (or heat on the stove) the almond milk until hot.
- Add the tea, almond milk, stevia, coconut oil and spices to a large cup.*
- Using an immersion blender, blend for 10-20 seconds to aerate.
- Serve hot.
*Alternatively you could combine it all in a blender and blend for 20 seconds – whatever works best for you!