This Toasted Almond Tart Rooibos Latte is a personal favorite and was a customer favorite at our shop. If you’ve never had a rooibos tea latte it will revolutionize your palette. Do you remember the first time you had something you loved, like a chai tea latte, and you’d never had anything like it before? This is kind of like that. There is nothing to compare it to because it is a flavor all its own. Made with steamed milk it is frothy, warm, and full of almond/amaretto flavor and the characteristic honey and earthy undertones of rooibos .
A Little More About Rooibos Tea
Rooibos comes from a shrub called Aspalathus linearis from South Africa. It is a herbal tea and is not from the same plant as black/green tea. Not only is rooibos tea delicious but it is guilt free because it is actually really good for you.
Here are some of the health benefits of Rooibos Tea directly from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323637#7-potential-health-benefits
- It is rich in antioxidants
- Contributes to heart health
- Helps with diabetes management
- Helps with weight management
- Aids in wrinkle reduction
- It is caffeine free, tannin free, and calorie free
- It has fluoride & copper
- Toasted Almond Tart Rooibos (the longer title includes “Spring in Paris”). You can get that here: https://somscafe.com/product/toasted-almond-tart-rooibos/
- Milk of choice. For a dairy alternative I suggest oat milk because it froths very well.
- Optional sweeteners of choice. My favorites are honey, agave, or stevia, but many people like it without sweeteners.
For detailed instructions and a video for how to make a tea latte, see our previous post: https://somscafe.com/how-to-make-a-tea-latte/. Here are the summary instructions for the Toasted Almond Tart Latte:
- Bring your water to a full boil and measure your tea to put into an infuser. Double the amount of normal tea for a latte to get the strength to cut through the milk. Use 2tsp of Toasted Almond Tart Rooibos per 8oz. Most American mugs will need 3tsp of tea.
- Once tea is boiled, heat up your cup or pot by swishing a little hot water in it and pouring it out. For a latte you will make a tea concentrate, so just fill your mug 1/3 full of water. You will fill it the rest of the way up with the steamed milk after you have made your tea concentrate.
- Steep your tea in the mug covered with a saucer for 3-5 minutes.
- Heat your milk for @5-6 minutes until it is @140° (or when it starts steaming). Use a hand blender, French press, or whisk to froth the milk.
- Once tea is steeped squish the tea leaves to get the concentrated liquid into your cup.
- Optional, add sweetener of your choice into the tea, pour in the steamed milk and stir well.
- Use a spoon to scoop some of the foam on top.