Chamomile Tea with Milk and Saffron: A Divine Sleepy Time Latte

Chamomile latte

Is there a better way to relax than with a cup of soothing warm caffeine-free ? with and saffron may just be the most perfect herbal latte you will ever try.

These beautiful and soothing flavours come with some additional benefits, too.

The best of all?

It's super easy to make.

Read on.

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The Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has been a favourite relax and sleepy time for years. It's one of the most soothing tisanes with a deep and sweet flavour that's popular around the world. Chamomile tea is made of dry chamomile flowers, which, when infused in hot water, release a range of beneficial compounds that may promote relaxation and calmness. It has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a range of ailments, including anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues.

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But did you know that milk and saffron can actually have an effect of the sleep quality, too (1), (2), making them an ideal addition to chamomile tea for those seeking serious relaxation.

How Saffron Adds a Unique Flavour and Aroma

Saffron is a spice that has been highly prized for centuries for its intense flavour, aroma, and medicinal properties. The unique flavour of saffron is a perfect complement to chamomile tea and to its calming effect.

Saffron, the golden spice derived from the Crocus sativus flower, is one of the most expensive and aromatic spices in the world. Its bold, slightly bitter taste elevates the subtle sweetness of chamomile, creating a complex and comforting blend.

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An Easy-to-Make Recipe for Chamomile and Saffron

To enjoy the soothing and delicious benefits of chamomile latte with saffron and milk at home, there are only a few steps to follow.

Begin by steeping 1-2 chamomile tea bags or 1-2 teaspoons of loose chamomile flowers in half a cup of hot water for three to five minutes. While the tea is steeping, warm up half a cup of milk together with a tiny pinch of saffron in a small saucepan over medium heat until it's hot but not boiling. Start frothing it with an electric hand whisk immediately to create a silky froth. Saffron is a very aromatic spice, so only use a tiny amount. One or two small threads will be enough. Next, strain the tea or remove the tea bags and pour it into a serving glass.

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Add a teaspoon of honey (if you want to use a sweetener) and add hot, frothed milk. Both milk and chamomile are naturally sweet, so unless you prefer very sweet lattes, you don't need any sweeteners. However, light floral honey is a wonderful choice as it will beautifully enhance the natural floral sweetness of chamomile. 

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Chamomile Tea with Milk and Saffron

The best-ever relaxing evening latte that tastes so divine it's hard to believe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Chamomile, Latte
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • small saucepan
  • Kettle
  • electric hand frother

Instructions

  • Bring fresh water to a boil.
  • Steep chamomile flowers or tea bags in 150 ml of boiled water for 3-5minutes.
  • While the tea is steeping, add 150 ml of milk and 1-2 small saffron threads to a small saucepan and heat over medium fire. Immediately start whisking it with an electric hand frother to get silky smooth froth. Do not let it boil. If you started whisking immediately, once there are no large bubbles in the foam, the milk will be hot enough.
  • Remove the strainer or tea bags and pour the tea into a serving glass.
  • If you are using a sweetener, add it now.
  • Slowly pour milk into a serving glass and top up with froth.
  • Serve immediately.  

Sources

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10229376/

(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10357048/

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